From the Xero band to the budget roundtable; A review of my time as Xero’s Head of Accounting

In May 2014 after the Xero roadshow, I wrote a blog that challenged Xero to take responsibility for the disruption it was bringing to the industry (for the better). Little did I know that this blog would start a chain reaction of proportions I could never have imagined. I had spent the better part ofContinue reading “From the Xero band to the budget roundtable; A review of my time as Xero’s Head of Accounting”

The rise of the agile accountant

As noted in my last post I have number of speaking commitments coming up over the next couple of months, so I’ve spent a lot of time recently reflecting on the role of a CFO and, indeed, the wider accounting profession. During my presentations and panel discussions, I’ll be speaking to audiences from across theContinue reading “The rise of the agile accountant”

The Xero Partner Code of Conduct – one of my proudest achievements

During my years as the Head of Accounting at Xero I had the privilege to develop and deliver the Partner Code of Conduct. This code was one of the first of its kind worldwide when released in 2016 The link to the blog I wrote about the code is here and the link to theContinue reading “The Xero Partner Code of Conduct – one of my proudest achievements”

Profiting from providing compliance services in an automated world… its actually really easy to do

In a world where time is money, it can feel like a double-edged sword when efficiency is deemed the only measure of success. For all accountants, providing compliance services is still a necessary part of the job, and will be up until the day we no longer need to lodge tax returns. It is aContinue reading “Profiting from providing compliance services in an automated world… its actually really easy to do”