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Announcing the Top 50 Cloud Accountants of 2016 (Australia)

Sunday 7th January 2018

2016 was the year Hubdoc launched in Australia and what a year it was! We’ve received such a warm welcome from the bright, engaging Cloud Accounting community here and this list is our way of saying thank you!

It’s also a chance to celebrate advisors that are leveraging the Cloud to improve the lives of small businesses across Australia. Without further ado, let’s jump in…

Sam Musgrave, PKF Sydney

The Hubdoc team met Sam back in September and were instantly impressed by his understanding and passion for technology. His genuine drive to automate the internal processes of his firm and his clients’ businesses is why PKF Sydney remains at the forefront of cloud accounting!

Noel Tiufino, My Accounts

One of the first Australian firms to partner with Xero, My Accounts has been ‘cloud-y’ from day one. Noel is an industry visionary, servicing over 500 small businesses with no plans of slowing down!

Cassandra Scott, Laurus Bookkeeping

Cassandra not only provides top notch bookkeeping services to her clients, she mentors others in the industry! Her commitment to helping others and contributions to the ongoing discussion and evolution of the bookkeeping industry is what makes her a Top Cloud Accountant. Way to go Cassandra!

Gareth Bryant, Interactive Accounting

Racking up awards is nothing new for Interactive Accounting. Winning sought after Xero accolades including 2011 Partner of the Year, 2012 Best Partner Website, and the 2013 Marketing Innovation Award, this Xero Platinum Partner has a resume that any accounting firm would want. Keep crushing it Gareth!

Charles Klvana, Eye on Books

Charles’ relentless work at Eye on Books saw them take home the Accountants Daily 2016 Bookkeeping Firm of the Year award. He is also one of 10 members of the Xero Partner Advisory Council of Australia. Eye on Books solves your bookkeeping pain so that your business can grow!

Greg Tuckwell, Zerobooks

Greg Tuckwell built Zerobooks into a Xero Platinum Partner. Enough said, right? If only that were it! Greg and his team manage one of the largest cloud bookkeeping firms in Australia. And he wrote the book on adopting cloud accounting (no, really! Download the ebook on their website)!

Jac Gallagher, Notch Above

One of Queensland’s first Xero Gold Partners, Notch Above services Australian businesses nationwide. Jac has built her firm from scratch with the client in mind, knowing that combining accounting, bookkeeping and advice creates the most value for small businesses. Talk about smarts!

Melanie Power, Bookkeeper Revolution

Melanie is a leader, plain and simple. She started the Bookkeeper Revolution Facebook group with the idea of generating collaborative conversation for the betterment of the bookkeeping profession. This group has over 2,500 members and sees collaboration from bookkeepers all over the world. Keep #crushingit Melanie!

Viral Kanabar, Befree

Viral Kanabar knows what small businesses want – to maximize their profits! This is Befree’s promise to their clients. With offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth, they are providing personalized cloud-based bookkeeping solutions to hundreds of Australian small businesses. Don’t take our word for it! Hear it from their clients!

Nicole Lynch and Monika Stelzner, Streamline Management

Nicole and Monika started Streamline Management over 20 years ago! Leveraging Xero and their amazing ecosystem of apps has allowed them to “streamline” their practice and service clients all over the country. They know their stuff!

Heather Smith, Heather Smith Small Business

Heather’s name is synonymous with Xero. Being an early adopter, she has dedicated her time to Xero training, setup, migrations, and ongoing support. She even wrote the unofficial manual – Xero for Dummies! But wait, there’s more! Heather runs a podcast called Cloud Stories where she interviews brilliant minds in the Xero ecosystem and beyond. Thanks for doing what you do Heather!

Ryan Miller, Keeping Company

2016 was a huge year for Ryan and Keeping Company. They became a Xero Gold Partner in August! They use the perfect combination of skills, systems and software to provide transparent and accurate financial services to their clients. For ongoing industry insights, check out their blog! The future is bright if you’re Keeping Company.

Joanna and Rob Byrnes, Pocket

Joanna and Rob want to remove the stress from business owners lives. They put their clients first by tailoring a packaged solution with Xero at the core. Reading the “Pocket Process” has us wanting to be their client!

Isis Ashton, H&R Block Australia

A firm as large as H&R block needs the best of the best to lead their technology adoption program and they’ve found this in Isis. Thanks to her extensive experience in the cloud, H&R Block is making waves. Way to go Isis!

Gillian Rossouw, Jill of All Trades

As the 1st bookkeeper in the world to be awarded Xero Gold Partner status, Gillian is a true trailblazer. Gillian is always two steps ahead of the industry when it comes to finding and mastering smart solutions. She’s also a social media queen! Check out her blog and Twitter so you too can stay ahead of the Cloud curve!  

Steph Hinds, Growthwise

Recipient of multiple Xero awards and a speaker at Xerocon, it’s no surprise Steph’s on our list. Steph’s team of superheroes are kicking arse in the accounting world using the latest web weapons available to help their clients grow. One glance at their website has us wanting to work at Growthwise!

James Carey, Prime Partners

James and the team at Prime Partners are more than just your typical accountants. Like the name says, they’re your partners. Through the use of technology, James looks to automate processes for his clients and his firm. Great job James!

Matt Sharwood, Advise Accountants

As a business owner himself, Matt understands the day to day challenges you face and often shares his insights. He’s motivated to drive his clients to greater profitability and uses technology to help them do it! Stay Cloud-y Matt!

This article first appeared in the Hubdoc Blog, January 29 2017

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