Moving to Online Accounting is like going from heating your house with candles to using electricity. It really is that much of a leap forward.
What do we mean when we talk about Dinosaur Accountants?
How to spot a dinosaur:
- Gets you to send months of receipts in one go
- Only speaks to you near the financial year-end
- Doesn’t offer any proactive tax planning
- Makes no attempt to understand your business or industry
- Heavily relies on outdated technology that isn’t fit for purpose (i.e Excel Spreadsheets…)
- Speaks in accounting jargon.
The time for accounting dinosaurs is over, find out how we do things differently and get in touch today!
Xero to Hero. Yes, it's fair to say we love Xero.
Our MD Stuart Hurst has practically tattooed the logo onto himself. But why Xero? Why not any other of the hundreds of accounting software out there? In short, Xero speaks the language of business owners. There’s no industry jargon, it’s easy to use and is specifically aimed at business owners rather than accountants. So if you haven’t used Xero before, don’t fret. After a bit of training with our onboarding team, you’ll be a master in no time. We pride ourselves in being one of the best Xero Advisors in the country. All of our staff are Xero certified and Stuart Hurst, former Xero MVP now sits on the Xero Advisory Board. For us, it’s the clear front-runner in the digital accountancy arms race.
You might have heard this one bandied around by accountants before, and no, we're not talking about Angry Birds.
The App Stack is a fancy way of talking about the apps you choose as part of your Finance Function. The best way to picture it is similar to a smartphone. In this example, let’s imagine Xero is your smartphone. It’s the main platform that we use, it houses everything and bring it all together in one place. Just as you can download apps onto your smartphone, you can also add other apps to Xero depending on what functionality you want. There are all kinds of Apps that integrate with Xero, from receipt scanning, to invoice chasing, cashflow forecasting, e-commerce and management accounting. All of these apps integrate with Xero and give you even more information about your business.
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Growing up, Stuart saw first-hand the stressful effects running a business had on his Dad.
With zero support from his accountant, he worked constantly but was never far from financial disaster. The stress it caused eventually lead to a heart attack, which understandably, hit the family hard.
After seeing the catastrophic effects that bad financial advice had on his family, Stuart vowed to help the lives of small business owners.
Since then, Stuart has been on a mission to help small business owners by helping make sense of the numbers
If you hadn’t heard, Stuart has become famous in accounting circles and not just because of his TikTok videos and curly locks.
Stuart is one of the trailblazers in the world of cloud accounting leading the digital revolution and making ‘dinosaur accountants’ extinct.
Named by Xero as the ‘Most Valued Professional’ back in 2021, Stuart is part of the new generation of accountants using technology to help business owners achieve their wildest dreams.
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Ryan Brookes, Manor Architecture
Ryan Brookes, Manor Architecture
I started my own business 6 months ago and appointed A+L to help me get the ball rolling. Finance has historically been my weak point and I found my initial meeting with Stuart and the proactive...