About Heather Smith

Heather Smith can help your business deliver powerful, engaging and educational content, through guest blog posts, educational instructions, video creation, podcasts, and social media blasts. She hosts the #1 independent Cloud Stories podcast Cloud Stories, authored Xero for Dummies, produces easy to follow videos on her YouTube channel and hosts the Cloud Accountants and Advisors Meetup and Xero Mastermind Facebook group. As a chartered accountant and chartered certified accountant and certified Xero & MYOB software advisor she has the knowledge, expertise and credibility to talk about your business solution to the accounting and bookkeeping community.

Data Dear alternatives when its no longer available outside QBO

Data Dear is no longer be available to users outside of QBO. Late 2021 Data Dear was acquired by Intuit. I’ve spoken to the Intuit and the Data Dear team. The solution has been built into QBO Advanced, so it's no longer available to external users. If you are on QBO Advanced I guess it [...]

2023-05-22T09:47:41+10:00June 7th, 2022|0 Comments

What to look for in assessing technology solutions for your practice

With new challenges, new technology, new team members and juggling a hybrid work environment, a business can quickly fall behind. To-do lists grow into massive hairballs, and sticky notes cover the desk.This might be an indication that it's time to improve agility and productivity by upgrading your technology.During this discussion, we posed questions and discuss [...]

2022-03-28T10:54:07+10:00March 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Accounting Innovation and Technology Buzz March 22

"Now that we're remote working, we've to deal with remote team management. Then, we might start looking at different software for that. Or we might try to get more advice on how to do that better. And this can end up in revenue for someone. Sometimes, that's the accountant. Sometimes, that's a management consultant [...]

2022-04-07T20:16:08+10:00March 18th, 2022|0 Comments

Attracting talent for future success

Attracting talent can be challenging as small practitioners are competing with larger organisation and other sectors that have more resources to market their professional opportunities, furthermore the market has been significantly impacted by Covid-19 both leading to the “great resignation” and “ great rethink of careers purpose. So how can SMPs attract talent for [...]

2022-03-25T16:24:10+10:00March 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Professional Insight Whitepapers

I contributed to the following Professional Insight Whitepapers: Supply chains: a finance professional’s perspective ACCA, IMA, CIPS (March 2022) Climate action and the accountancy profession: building a sustainable future ACCA (25/10/21) Professional accountants as sustainable business and finance professionals will be at the heart of the sustainable organisation of the future. ACCA [...]

2022-03-06T16:04:01+10:00March 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Gain free CPE for episodes of the Cloud Stories podcast via the Earmark CPE mobile App

I have some exciting news. You can gain free CPE for past episodes of the Cloud Stories podcast via the Earmark CPE mobile App. Search and download the Earmark CPE app and click on the Cloud Stories podcast. Register for the 'course', which is essentially the podcast. Answer a few questions related to the [...]

2022-01-20T13:41:48+10:00January 20th, 2022|0 Comments

The Great Acquisition vs The Great Resignation | The Buzz Dec 21

Today on the Cloud Stories podcast, I bring you The Accounting Innovation and Technology Buzz: Current News, Trends and Analysis for the month of December 21.Trent McLaren (Head of the Accounting & Bookkeeping Channel at DiviPay) and I talk about The Great Acquisition vs The Great Resignation. We also discuss news and trends that we [...]

2021-12-27T19:10:32+10:00December 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Brisbane’s Top Xero Accountants and Bookkeepers

I personally know everyone listed below. They are modern accountants, utilising cutting edge technology, with a comprehensive knowledge of Xero. They provide all the Tax related services that you would expect: Tax Preparation, Personal Tax Planning, Small Business Tax, tax compliance, performance management and reporting, business automation and specialist tax advice. Susan Milicevic CA Strong [...]

2021-10-12T15:08:57+10:00August 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Help! I lost my Xero Menu Bar

Every so often the Xero Menu Bar disappears. I can't help you to make it magically return, but here are some shortcuts you can use to help you keep working in Xero. Dashboard https://go.xero.com/Dashboard/ Reports https://reporting.xero.com Accounts Receivable https://go.xero.com/AccountsReceivable/Search.aspx Accounts Payable https://go.xero.com/AccountsPayable/Search.aspx Payroll https://payroll.xero.com Projects https://go.xero.com/app/projects/ Contacts https://go.xero.com/Contacts/Search/ MyXero https://my.xero.com/

2021-11-19T16:36:28+10:00August 16th, 2021|0 Comments
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