Once upon a time, being a stay-at-home parent meant putting your career on hold, if not giving it up entirely. In the digital age, however, working while parenting from home is far from impossible. In fact, there are opportunities out there to fit every availability level and intensity. You can pick up a few extra bucks here and there, or launch a full-time career right at home.
On Wednesday August 1st I had the privilege of delivering the guest address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) New Member certificate presentation & merit award recipient presentation. The night also held special significance for me personally as I was presented with my CA ANZ Fellowship Certificate. Being advanced to Fellowship ofContinue reading “Recognition – Advancement to a Chartered Accountant Fellow (FCA) – Video & Transcript”
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”
Back at the office after a tough night sleeping without a roof over my head on the SCG turf. Even in an environment safe from the threat of being bashed and robbed it was impossible to get any real sleep. But this experience would not compare to what 105,000 people in Australia go through everyContinue reading “Immediate reflections on my CEO Sleepout Experience…..”
Read Time: 4m 55s Millennials are often portrayed in the media as entitled, frequent job switchers and interested primarily in monetary gain. But the reality doesn’t quite match up. The next generation of accountants want to be exactly that. Accountants. They studied accounting because it interests them, not because it is a stable career theyContinue reading “What the next generation of accountants really wants”
Read Time: 3m 55s Sometimes you find it’s the simple systems that work the best. Back in the day, manual ledgers were the accounting hero for most SMEs. The retro green ledger book, ruled up and reconciled each period, may have been labour intensive, but it worked, pure and simple. More importantly, the regularity ofContinue reading “Did desktop DIY accounting software nearly destroy an industry ?”
Read Time: 3m 30s Back in the day of desktop accounting, both clients and their accountants were somewhat disconnected from the true financial events taking place behind the scenes of their company. SMEs ran their business based on gut feel and measured their success on how much cash was in the bank. But that isContinue reading “Better SMEs create better accountants: the benefit of working with your clients in the Cloud”