The accountant and the bookkeeper: A match made in financial heaven

CraigBusiness Process, Cloud Accounting, General

With 1,440 minutes in a day, it’s no surprise small business owners hustle to make every minute (and dollar!) count. We know tracking financials can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Tell-tale signs you need a bookkeeper  No time to work on the business You don’t understand your compliance requirements You don’t understand your cash flow Invoices … Read More

Top cyber security tips for small business

StuartBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting

Huge opportunities for small businesses beckon thanks to online technology and the connections it forges. With this in mind, it’s important you’re equipped to deal with cyber security threats. From phishing scams and ransoms to data hacks and fraud, cyber threats come in all shapes and sizes. But there are ways to minimise the chance of your business data being … Read More

5 ways to shape up your business in 2018

StuartBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting, General

5 ways to shape up your business in 2018

It’s no secret that we love using the latest technology to improve our clients (and our own) efficiency and business processes. 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. Technology should supercharge your business life and not complicate it. Here are five mighty … Read More

5 Xero Tricks Of The Trade You Need To Know Now

StuartCloud Accounting, General

We know how precious time can be for small business owners especially when it comes to managing accounting, invoicing and billing. As official Xero Platinum Partners, we’ve collated 5 ways your small business can win back priceless time with our favourite cloud accounting solution. 1. Personalise your Xero home dashboard Scroll to the bottom of your home dashboard and click … Read More

Xerocon 2017: Wrapped

CraigCloud Accounting, General

Last week Stu packed up and headed south of the border to chilly Melbourne, for Xerocon 2017. 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 2017 and beyond is continuing its quest to be a more automated … Read More

How to minimise the risk of your Xero account being compromised

StuartCloud Accounting

There are many benefits to using cloud accounting. Using cloud systems such as Xero delivers the flexibility of accessing your data from anywhere, at any time, and contrary to some belief, there can be a higher level of security than many small business networks. That said, we don’t deny cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated with an alarming increase in phishing scams … Read More

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

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