The In Demand Accountant Podcast episode 40 - Bringing Clarity to your Accounting Practice, with Amy Holdsworth
We were recently interviewed by Sam Dean on The In Demand Accountant Podcast. In Episode 40, Sam has a brilliant conversation with Amy Holdsworth, the CEO and Founder of Clarity Street. Amy and Sam discuss her background and why she started Clarity Street, how we can supercharge our processes as an industry as well as the beliefs that have served our industry well in the past that now need to change going forward.
We were recently interviewed by Heide from the Tax Talks Podcast. In episode 246 we discussed our Clarity Street guided tours and why these came about. Essentially there are so many applications in the accounting space and when it comes to events for the industry, it’s super easy to get really overwhelmed when you attend an accounting expo. Not to mention, how to get an ROI on attending an event, how do make sure you’re seeing the right vendors, attending the relevant speakers and actually getting value for your attendance when it could be otherwise spent doing work back at the office.
We unpack this and help you understand why we started our tours at app events, what would have happened if the Accounting Business Expo had proceeded in March 2020 (cancelled due the COVID-19 restrictions) and what you can potentially expect in future.
To listen to full episode, click on the link below.
In the previous episode of the Tax Talks podcast where we were interviewed by the lovely Heide, we discussed what we see as the “core applications” relevant to an integrated cloud and Xero based accounting practice. During this episode, we take a deeper look at what we call the peripheral apps that aren’t necessarily essential, but certainly make it a darn sight easier to run your firm.
Listen in below as we talk through all the peripheral apps that sit on our “preferred app stack”.
Clarity Street is honoured to have been interviewed by Heide from the Tax Talks podcast. Over three separate episodes we cover off the core apps for accountants, the peripheral apps for accountants and then talk in detail about attending industry events and how we’ve tried to remove the overwhelm in app space with our “guided tours”.
In this episode we begin by talking through the core apps we believe are integral to the smooth operation of any cloud and Xero based accounting practice.
Listen in below for the full interview.
Heather Smith of the Cloud Stories Podcast, recently interviewed Amy Holdsworth our CEO & Founder of Clarity Street.
In this episode, we talked about . . .
When Eric Cirulis decided to switch his practice from desktop to cloud apps, it transformed workflows, billing and even the firm’s culture.
An excerpt from Acuity Magazine acuitymag.com | March 2020 | Full publication here
Clarity Street is in the business of not only extracting business frustrations, but we are here to help provide advice and assistance to our clients in this time of uncertainty and office closures, due to the unprecedented measures that are being put in place at a government and business level also.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of considerations to ensure business can proceed as normal, in the likely event that we will all need to work from home for a period of time.
Unless you have been stuck under a rock over the past year, you will no doubt have heard that old faithful Auskey is being retired and replaced with a much hipper big brother called myGovID and its twin sister Relationship Authorisaton Manager (RAM). The ATO have advised that the AUSkey and Manage ABN connections will close at 11.59pm AEDT on Friday 27 March and there will be NO extensions due to the fact the Auskey has it written into its code to no longer function past this date.
It's been a long time coming but finally there is an Australian, (well technically South African), cloud based solution for multidisciplinary firms and firms who are too large to appropriately use Xero’s Practice Manager (XPM). GreatSoft is used by over 1000 medium and large accounting firms in 19 countries, including three of the ‘Big Four’ in Africa, and has been playing in this space for over 20 years.
If creating capacity and having a global team is in your strategic plan, (you have one of them right?), then The Outsourced Accountant (TOA) will fit in like the last piece of the compliance puzzle! While technically not an app, (we will talk about this later), it does create capacity within your firm. Let’s make this clear from the outset, TOA is not just an outsourcing company, it provides you with a global team that is YOURS and not THEIRS. This is a critical distinction to make. Your new team member is yours, just like an internal employee, and you will only get out of this relationship what you put in. If you just want cheap labour and don’t care about the team member that is doing the work, then please stop reading as this blog is not for you. You may enjoy this more...
How did TOA make it onto on our app stack you ask? Read more below.
Clarity Street was conceived from years of engaging with Accounting firms on a daily basis and a constant desire to make Accounting firms & SME’s more efficient and profitable.