An enhanced Square + Xero integration has arrived

Posted on September 21, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Product, Small business

We’re excited to let you know that Amaka (one of our trusted app partners) has built a new Square + Xero integration that offers a number of new features. These include the ability to easily reconcile Square sales in Xero, capture point-of-sale transactions, and accept Square payments on Xero invoices*. Because the new integration is a far better experience, we’ve decided that we will no longer support the current integration. It will be retired on 30 November 2021. That means … Continue reading “An enhanced Square + Xero integration has arrived”

What you need to know about e-invoicing, an easier way to invoice

Posted on September 11, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Most Australian businesses use invoices in some form, either sending them to their customers or to receive bills. The way they do so, though, can soon change with e-invoicing, the latest government initiative to improve digitisation by equipping small businesses with a new tool to streamline their operations. E-invoicing is a way to exchange invoices with other businesses that removes the hard parts and makes the whole process faster, more secure and more efficient.  Businesses that adopt e-invoicing can save … Continue reading “What you need to know about e-invoicing, an easier way to invoice”

It’s your time to shine: Xero Awards New Zealand 2021

Posted on September 5, 2021Categories Advisors, Apps, Bookkeepers, Small business

The New Zealand Xero Awards are all about celebrating the incredible work of our diverse range of accounting, bookkeeping, and app partners who help small Kiwi businesses thrive. There is no better time to honour this community’s admirable mahi, and we are incredibly proud to shine a spotlight on their outstanding achievements over the past year.  Two new award categories This year we are excited to announce two new award categories. App Integrator of the Year will recognise an app … Continue reading “It’s your time to shine: Xero Awards New Zealand 2021”

MTD for ITSA: Five practical tips for accounting practices

Posted on August 18, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

General Elections, referendums and a global pandemic have thwarted HMRC’s attempts to launch Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD ITSA) since 2015. I remember the Chancellor at the time, George Osborne, saying the words: “We will abolish the annual tax return altogether” as he announced the biggest change to the tax system since self assessment was introduced. Fast forward to now and HMRC is ploughing ahead with MTD ITSA, with the official go-live date of April 2023 … Continue reading “MTD for ITSA: Five practical tips for accounting practices”

Hubdoc: The answer to bill payments

Posted on August 11, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

Every now and then a piece of technology comes around which makes you wonder how it hasn’t always existed. For me, I can barely imagine a world where you couldn’t have a face-to-face chat with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. But it wasn’t long ago that this wasn’t a reality.  The same could be said for Hubdoc, which is to bill payments, what the video call has been to communications. Once you start using it, you’ll question why it … Continue reading “Hubdoc: The answer to bill payments”

Advisors of the future: A fireside chat with BDO Canada

Posted on August 5, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

Earlier this year, we announced a three-year global agreement with BDO to become its preferred accounting solution for its business, services and outsourcing clients in the small-to-medium business space.  The agreement has given both of us the opportunity to collaborate more regularly within the Canadian accounting community. This includes speaking with future accountants currently preparing for their careers. I recently joined BDO Canada Managing Partner, Daphna Smuckler, for a virtual fireside chat at the University of Toronto and their Master … Continue reading “Advisors of the future: A fireside chat with BDO Canada”

Top tips to ace the Xero Award nominations

Posted on July 29, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business, Xero Awards

After the year that’s been, those in the world of business are due for some well-deserved recognition (not to mention a celebration). That’s why the Xero Australia Awards are back for FY22 to acknowledge and share all of the hard work and resilience that went into FY21.  This year, we have 13 major award categories in total, acknowledging the incredible variety of businesses in Xero’s community. Whether it’s a salon run by a ‘midlifepreneur’, a creative cloud accounting firm or … Continue reading “Top tips to ace the Xero Award nominations”

Fresh COVID-19 cash flow support for NSW small businesses

Posted on July 5, 2021Categories Advisors, Compliance, News, Small business

With millions of NSW residents under stay-at-home orders and the state holding their collective breaths, it’s buoying to see fresh support offered to small businesses affected by the lockdown. There were two primary business streams of financial grant support announced on Tuesday by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet. The first stream is for small businesses and the second is for hospitality and tourism. Read on to find out how your NSW small business could be financially supported … Continue reading “Fresh COVID-19 cash flow support for NSW small businesses”