About Accounting Innovation & Technology Meet-Up

Contact/ Convenor

Heather Smith FCA
Email: [email protected]

Meetings times + frequency

Monthly – 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
15 September 2021
20 October 2021
17 November 2021


CA ANZ Brisbane Office
Level 13/1 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000


River City Labs

The Precinct, TC Beirne Building, Level 3/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD


No cost

Meet a DG Chair, Heather Smith FCA

We sat down with Heather Smith FCA Chair of new Chartered Accountants ANZ Queensland Discussion group, the Accounting Innovation and Technology Meet-up for the Top 5 reasons why members should attend:

  1. Make new friends and build networks with Brisbane's modern practice community.
  2. Extend your knowledge of AccounTech, and discover the benefits of embracing innovative productivity tools.
  3. Unlock commercial benefits through connecting with strategic complementary local partners.
  4. Develop new services, and reimagine the delivery of existing services through embracing AccounTech, and enabling staff to deliver amazing human customer experiences.
  5. Stay abreast of AccounTech tools, resources and trends and what they mean for your business with others in similar situations in the Brisbane accounting community.

What to expect from this Group:

Date: Wed 15 Sep, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Topic: The Practice App Stack: Digital tools used in small Brisbane practice
Speakers: Susan Milicevic CA and Chris Wheatly FCA
About the session: Two modern practice owners, of relatively young firms, share with us the technology they use, how they choose the technology, how they navigated and implemented it. They’ll also talk about the holistic benefits of using modern technology and the challenges they have faced along the way.

Chris Wheatley FCA founded Scope Accounting seven years ago and provides accounting, tax and SMSF support services. He is a platinum Xero partner and proudly knows how to use Xero. 

Susan Milicevic CA founded Aspire Accounting twelve years ago. Susan has built a successful and growing accounting business that focuses on harnessing cutting-edge technology to improve efficiency and deliver high-value, cost-effective accounting solutions to our clients, including tax compliance, performance management and reporting, business automation and specialist tax advice.

Date: Wed 20 Oct 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Topic: Building a Digital Solution for an Accounting problem
Speakers: Meryl Johnston CA and Matthew Stubbs
Featured Technology: Crossbeam.app + Maropost Commerce Cloud formerly known as Neto, Xero

About the session: e-Commerce Growth Accountant and founder of Bean Ninjas,  Meryl Johnston and software developer Matthew Stubbs are building Crossbeam.app, a tool to support multiple payment methods and batch syncing for Xero users with Neto stores. Explore the journey of creating a digital tool, and the different challenges faced along the way. This shall be run as a live recording of a Bean Ninjas podcast as part of their ‘working in public’ series focused on building a SaaS solution.  The Bean Ninjas podcast is ranked in the top 2.5% of global podcasts.