7 exciting updates from Xerocon South 2016

StuartBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting

Last week Stu and Kurtis packed up and headed north to sunny Brisbane for Xerocon South 2016. We joined other accountants and finance professionals to hear loads of exciting announcements, updates and innovations for advisors (that’s us!) and end-users (that’s you!) across the two day event. Overall, Xero in 2016 and beyond is moving towards a more automated and intuitive … Read More

5 apps we love for better business

StuartBusiness Technology

We know running a business can be time consuming and with so many things to juggle, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. So we thought we’d ease some of that pain with our five favourite apps to make business life a little easier. Deputy Deputy is leading super smooth employee scheduling and workforce management software. Great … Read More

A step-by-step guide to activating your ATO Business Portal

StuartBusiness Technology, Tax

As the ATO moves to become digitalised, businesses can now access the ATO’s Business Portal. The Business Portal is a safe, secure website where you can manage your business tax affairs to: View past and yet to be lodged Business Activity Statements (BAS); view your statement of account and payment options; request a refund or transfer of funds between accounts; … Read More

EOFY TO DOS: How to prepare an employee payment summary

StuartBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting, General, Tax

Under pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, you must give each of your employees a payment summary showing the payments you have made to them and the amounts you withheld from those payments during a financial year. Preparing your employee payment summaries in Xero If you’re on Xero, providing your employees with their payment summaries and submitting them to the … Read More

Integrate these 3 apps for business harmony

StuartBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting

Clever Technology

There’s nothing better than saving time (and therefore money) with clever technology. But sometimes, we adopt so much technology that it can have the opposite effect. Instead of saving time and money, it can create inefficiency and confusion in the business. Technology should supercharge your business life and not complicate it. So over the coming months, we’ll showcase a range … Read More

Top accounting trends to watch in 2016

StuartBusiness Technology

As we round out another year (and get over the fact we’ve just written that sentence), we’re excited about what 2016 holds for businesses. There’s change in the air for the world of accounting and it only means good things for our clients. Gazing into our crystal ball we’re predicting 5 trends that will shape 2016 for small business owners. … Read More

Top tips to get the most out of Xero

StuartBusiness Technology

So. You’ve made the jump to Xero and (you’re rightly so) expecting fireworks. If you’re flying solo and haven’t got an experienced Xero Partner (like us!) taking you through it, there’s some “nice to know” tips that, well, would be nice to know, before you start. Xero isn’t software you need to install per se. Instead, it runs on the … Read More

Spotlight on: SPOTLIGHT Reporting

CraigBusiness Process, Business Technology

A recent survey by Xero has revealed that 46% of businesses in Australia, not using cloud, are planning to do so in the next 12 months. With Xero expanding their capabilities through their add-on marketplace, Xero now supports 350 add-ons. Including one of our personal favourites: Spotlight. Spotlight Reporting is a smart add-on that allows you to easily create attractive, … Read More