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.

A Cloud Integrator for the Construction Industry | Robert Hudman

"I don't want the accounts team feeling like they've got to navigate through this world of construction software. We should have those two systems talking to each other, and quite literally the construction delivery teams; so your project managers, all those types of people; they shouldn't only not know how to access the accounting [...]

2021-05-14T03:29:41+10:00August 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Building a multi-disciplinary professional services business | John Knight

'Mongolia was about me taking myself out of my comfort zone. That was about me stretching myself to think differently. That was about having a bit of a breather, and climbing a mountain in Mongolia is one way to get a bit of a different perspective on the world. It took me out of [...]

2021-05-14T02:05:49+10:00August 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Collection of Modern Practice Resources from ACCA and CAANZ

The ACCA and CA ANZ has developed a wealth of excellent resources for anyone interested in learning more about a Modern Accounting Practice. Many thanks to Aleksandra Zaronina Head of SME Professional Insights who provided the framework for the following information. Here is a link to lots of useful practice focused webinars: https://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/news-and-analysis/news/sharing-knowledge/your-practice Careers in SMPs [...]

2021-06-22T18:47:54+10:00August 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Bridging the People Advisory gap | Will Lopez

I just believe it's actually the personal side of the profession. When you look at GL advisory, a lot of the deliverables are around an impersonal deliverable. We're looking at forecasting, we're telling the numbers and secondary to those numbers are people. Same thing with apps. We're talking about automation, we're talking about integration, [...]

2021-05-14T02:14:50+10:00July 31st, 2020|0 Comments

What the future of banking can mean for accountants and bookkeepers | Yoseph West

We're seeing the government actually provide FinTech banking charters in the US, which still it's very early days on it. But our belief is that over time, we'll actually be able to get something like a FinTech banking charter, which is actually something I believe is happening in Australia, where it's much easier to [...]

2021-05-14T02:16:35+10:00July 30th, 2020|0 Comments

A chat about Insolvency and how advisors can help their clients through these difficult times| Jarvis Archer

Help you identify triggers which should raise concerns, help you, help your clients navigate their journey, and help you ask informed questions, during these challenging times. Today’s episode is not centred around Accounting Technology, let me explain what I have lined up, and you can assess whether you are going to listen in, or [...]

2021-05-14T03:36:35+10:00July 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

How company collapse and embracing disruption led to XBert helping businesses succeed | Troy Brown

"It strengthens and protects the relationship between the business owner, accountant, and the bookkeeper. It's not just about little errors that get made. There's automated integrated apps that put things in there, that don't necessarily always get it right. There's insights that we surface to potentially have conversation about unusual activity. It gives advisors [...]

2021-05-14T03:34:55+10:00July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

A marketing platform and content library purpose-built for the Accounting profession | Ian Christie

"If you have a well articulated reason for being, so this is why my practice exists, and this is what I'm passionate about, and this is what I can deliver really well, plus you can have a suite of products, or a suite of activity, or events, or something that backs that up, then [...]

2021-05-14T03:34:31+10:00July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

At 14 Years Old Meet, the Youngest Xero Certified Advisor in the World!

This is a bonus episode of Cloud Stories recorded for the beginning of the Australian Financial Year. Ollie Beale, Apprentice at Bookkeeping4U joined as a special guest of the Afternoon Community Supporting Community chat. This episode is date specific, so you may want to skip ahead to the 21 minutes mark if you just [...]

2021-05-14T02:31:07+10:00July 6th, 2020|0 Comments
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