Category Archives: News

Guidelines for kindergarten treasurers – 3rd edition

Slate Accounts has just released the third edition of its Guidelines for Kindergarten Treasurers. This edition builds on Slate's growing expertise in the sector and includes an additional section exploring some of the issues and quirks specific to it.
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6 Excel tips and tricks for beginners

There’s no shortage of data being collected by business software and systems but knowing how to pump out useful information using that data is where most of us are lacking. To get you started, here’s some of our best features and tips for novice Excel users.
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Great tips for managing cash flow

Here is a great list of tips and strategies to consider when cash gets tight, from accounting software Saasu’s CEO Mark Lehmann. There are no secrets on it, but it’s helpful to have such a comprehensive list in one place as a checklist if your exploring options to improve your cash position.
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The future of Xero at Xerocon

Bryan and I had a great time at Xerocon last week, Australia’s biggest accounting technology conference. The outlook for Xero is stronger than ever, here’s the key trends we saw ...
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ATO Stops Sending Paper Activity Statements

Good news for trees, the ATO has stopped sending paper activity statements to those people it knows lodge electronically. It’s long caused confusion and much wasted effort when those paper forms continue to arrive after people start using the business portal, or engage a BAS agent to take care of things.
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Xero Releases Improved Aging Reports

Xero recently released some new reporting formats that will help businesses needing to actively manage either of their payables or receivables lists. Key new features include the ability to: run the report for any retrospective date adjust the number and type of ageing lengths displayed
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Motivating Staff With Drive

If you manage a team, you might like the simple and surprising ideas in this 11 min animated talk on what motivates us. In it Daniel Pink succinctly explains that for work other than mechanical or rudimentary roles, the traditional carrot and stick management strategies
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