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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 [...]

2019-06-09T14:26:59+10:00May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Addressing clients’ fear of the cloud

Accountants frequently ask me: “How can I encourage my own client base to adopt cloud accounting solutions”. When they do I share with them a story about a meticulously maintained historical museum in Landsborough, Queensland with the largest collection of hand-cranked wash boards and vintage washing machines I’ve ever seen. If there’s a chance your [...]

2018-12-19T16:08:05+10:00December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Laura Venables – Flipping the Australian Accounting conference model on its head

My name's Laura Venables, I'm the event director of AccounTech.Live and Accounting Business Expo. What does that really mean? A whole heap of things really. We are the facilitators of these two great exhibitions and conferences. As you know, they're both a pretty new style of event to the market in the last recent years.  [...]

2018-10-22T09:34:57+10:00October 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

What Expensify is, and how it integrates with Xero

Expensify’s Head of Growth for the APAC region, Phong Le recently shared with Xero, what Expensify is, and how it integrates with Xero. Click here to watch the video Expense Management is painful because there is a lot of following up for receipts, for information, trying to reconcile, and what Expensify can do is automate [...]

2018-03-05T08:32:25+10:00February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The benefits of niching and working with a partner programme

I’ve been closely involved with the cloud accountants, bookkeepers and advisors community for the last decade. For many practices, the adoption of technology and automation of compliance has resulted in a significant increase in their client base. To adapt to these developments practices are tinkering with their pricing model, offering advisory services, and focusing on [...]

2017-11-21T08:04:23+10:00November 7th, 2017|1 Comment

Own Tomorrow. What I saw at 2017 MYOB Incite

Incite (definition) to move to action: stir up : spur on : urge on. Merriam Webster Martin McLean of Team Race Bookkkeeping On the first Friday in February I attended the MYOB Incite conference in Brisbane. I registered in early January for the event and then a couple of weeks later a confirmation email [...]

2017-11-10T03:43:04+10:00February 8th, 2017|0 Comments