On the road again …
Week one of the Future of Accounting roadshow saw us travelling through picturesque South Canterbury, Southland and Otago, as we presented to almost 60 accountants in Ashburton, Timaru, Invercargill and Queenstown.
We are gathering a huge amount of interest as we show how the face of accounting is changing. Xero, combined with Acclipse, provides an exciting opportunity to accountants in enabling them to work closely with their clients, and increase the efficiency of their practice.
While in Queenstown, we even had attendees at the MYOB conference call in to see what we are doing, and afterwards commenting on how this really will make a difference in the way they can work.
Interestingly, while travelling from Invercargill to Queenstown, we stopped at Lazybones Cafe in Athol, had some fantastic tomato soup, and chatted with the owner about accounting systems. I asked how the internet coverage is, and she mentioned it was fantastic, with the connection right outside the door. It just confirmed to me that the world is changing so quickly, and the benefits to businesses and accountants are immense.
Coming up in this week we cover Tasman, Taranaki, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay regions, as we meet more accountants in Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Napier.