Welcome to the Cloud Accountants blog. You can expect regular updates about working in the Cloud, how to get the most out of Xero... or whatever...

Who holds your Xero subscription? It’s your call.

By | May 9, 2014

Wow, the last couple of weeks have certainly caused a stir around client data ownership, Xero subscriptions and who holds them.   At Cloud Accountants we have made the decision to give our clients (both existing and future) the choice of whether they hold their Xero subscriptions or if we do. We believe this is the right thing to do. Yes we do receive a discount for being a gold partner with Xero, that we pass directly onto our clients as a part of our agreed monthly fees. But we do... Read more

Happy New Year + Xero Files!

By | March 27, 2014

With the new financial year literally just around the corner, there are the usual pieces of information that we need as ‘bean counters’ at 31 March for standard balance date businesses. This year end we are encouraging our clients to use Xero Files for uploading these important documents. Files for Xero is another game changer with Xero and again will improve the efficiencies with preparing year end financial statements and tax returns for us at Cloud Accountants and you. We recommend... Read more

Gather – The Unconference

By | July 16, 2013

@nzgather #nzgather Bright and early last Saturday morning, like minded souls ventured out to Ormiston in south east Auckland to participate in ‘Gather – The Unconference.’   What is an Unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven meeting, a conference organised, structured and led by the people attending it. Instead of passive listening, all attendees and organizers are encouraged to become participants, with discussion leaders providing moderation and structure for... Read more