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Accounting Apps Podcast| formerly Cloud Stories | Accounting Technology

“Cloud Stories is the world’s coolest accounting podcast” A guy on the Internet told me this once, and I choose to believe him!

The Cloud Stories podcast explores how business solutions integrate with online accounting software (Xero, MYOB and or QBO), and can, in turn, automate processes and improve productivity and profitability. By sharing Cloud Stories from the community listeners gain insights into how small businesses and advisory services can thrive in a brave new world of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots.

Over the years, Heather Smith has interviewed Accountants • Bookkeepers • Business Consultants • Cloud Advisors • Cloud Integrators • Developers • Small Business Owners • and Solution Providers • who have generously shared their own Cloud Story on the popular podcast.

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Jul 6, 2022

Today I’m speaking with Cassandra Scott, the Director of Laurus Bookkeeping 

Based in Brisbane Cassandra is a Registered BAS Agent, Xero Certified Advisor, Xero Platinum Partner, mentor and Director of the Australian Bookkeepers Association. She recently gave a heart warming speech about the importance of the accounting and bookkeeping community at the Brisbane Roadshow, so initially I am going to share that with you.

Then after her talk, I go straight into our interview, where we talk about technology, community and leadership in the Bookkeeping Industry. Key takeaways include:

  • The technology she uses in her practice - including the Xero Suite, Microsoft 365, the customer support software FreshDesk and XBert AI driven automated manual checks of your client files, surfacing errors, issues and risks.
  • Successful strategies she’s adopted to introduce clients to the new workflow methods and technology solutions.
  • Bookkeeping resources and support, including Bookkeepers in Practice (Australia) community on FaceBook and the Australian Bookkeeper Association.

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