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.

Solutions leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Marketing Industry – including 2 gamechangers for me!

Within the Accounting Industry we’re constantly bombarded with news about AI, or Artificial Intelligence; are we optimally using it, or will the robots take over our jobs? To get some balance and perspective on the topic, I scan how AI is weaving its way into other industries, such as the Marketing Industry. Are Marketing people [...]

2019-09-12T12:33:51+10:00September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Deliver & Scale POWER BI as a Service in your Accounting Firm – MEETUP

Learn how to provide Power BI interactive visualisations and business intelligence reporting with a dynamic interface that accounting staff can use to create their own reports and dashboards. Host Heather Smith introduces speakers Cameron Lynch & Kevin Weigand, who will discuss the lessons they have learnt and demonstrate how to scale Power BI in your [...]

2019-06-24T13:37:01+10:00June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Accounting and Bookkeeping events

Upcoming Events: CACatalyst Data Analytics and Data Visualisation Workshop Auckland: 25 - 28 Nov 2019 (various cities) - Register here. Ignite Offshoring Conference: Cebu, 8-10 December 2019 - Register here. ICB Monthly networking meetings across Australia and New Zealand. ABN has Coffee Club meetings across Australia. Xero Roadshows - Feb 2020 - details here CAANZ CACatalyst: [...]

2019-11-22T10:53:34+10:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Automation in Practice Management workshops across Australia and New Zealand

This is a project I've been working on for some time now, and I'm excited to launch it to the public. Words can't describe how elated I am to be able to work with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand on this project as part of their #CACatalyst initiative. I'm an Ambassador for their [...]

2019-06-17T11:32:07+10:00June 12th, 2019|1 Comment

Listening, Learning and Talking tour of the USA

During May 2019 I am travelling across the USA, on a Listening, Learning and Talking tour of the USA. Don’t worry I’m not planning to embellish my LinkedIn profile to read “International Speaker”. I’m tickled pink to be here and soak in everything I possibly can, develop some deep connections of the landscape and in [...]

2019-07-31T09:55:35+10:00May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Reducing fraud and improving supplier relationships through digital approval workflows

 Today I am speaking with Martin Peirce from Zahara Software. Heather:        Martin, you're based in Bath. Can you share with our listeners, who may visit your beautiful, historic city as a tourist, where do you recommend they go for a drink? Martin:           That's a really good question. I always start the evening in a [...]

2019-04-24T05:16:18+10:00April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Vote 1 For the Power BI Data Party

Today I am speaking with Cameron Lynch. Cameron is a Chartered Accountant and the founder of the Etani Business Platform. He believes he can help businesses survive and prosper in today’s disruptive environment. Cameron is experienced with Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics, Big Data and implementing cloud-based solutions to streamline reporting systems.Live data has a significant role [...]

2019-04-15T10:40:01+10:00April 15th, 2019|1 Comment