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Show Summary

Welcome to Episode 36 of Grow My Accounting Practice! Today, Clayton Oates explores the implications of technology on accounting and how you can embrace it to grow your accounting practice – by following certain steps to do so. In this day and age we are truly at a crossroads of accounting, bookkeeping, and technology. He also reminds you that you already are a trusted advisor, but by embracing technology you can be a difference maker.

 

Our Guest Clayton Oates

Clayton Oates is a passionate presenter who understands what it takes to succeed in the Accounting & Bookkeeping Technology profession.

Clayton speaks from experience, after starting out his professional life as an Accountant at Price Waterhouse he then transitioned to Software Consulting in a regional CPA Firm before taking the leap into Small Business Ownership 15 years ago. He is also an Author, International Speaker, Husband and Father of 5 who has proudly built his business from a small country town on the North Coast of New South Wales – Australia.

As Chief Solutions Officer at QA Business, Clayton and his team have educated thousands of SMB’s and their ABC’s (Accountants / Bookkeepers / Consultants) in the use of multiple Accounting Technology solutions over the past 20 years.

From humble beginnings Clayton has continued to be recognized as a respected member of the Accounting Technology profession around the world. In 2015 (and again in 2016) he was included in the Accounting Technology Top 25 Thought Leader list compiled by CPA Practice Advisor, becoming the first Australian to be included in this prestigious list.

Show Links

Website: http://www.claytonoates.com/

Twitter:@Clayton_Oates and @QABusiness

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Corporate Partners

Receipt-Bank – Software and service to make the gathering, storage & processing of bills, receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible for businesses.

Nextiva – VOIP phone providers for small businesses.

Fundera – Single source online funding for entrepreneurs. Also offers an adviser program for CPAs, bookkeepers and business coaches.

TSheets – The #1 customer rated time tracking solution!

Fundbox –  the simplest and fastest way to fix your cash flow by advancing payments for your outstanding invoices.