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Reconciling GST in Xero
You will be familiar with Xero as easy to use online accounting software that saves you time and effort by automating many routine tasks. Xero Gold Partner, Cassandra Scott will discuss reconciling GST in Xero, with a specific focus on the use of the GST Reconciliation report. Cassandra will demonstrate how bookkeepers can interact with Xero from a GST perspective, and how the reconciliations that you do can often be compromised by accountant EOFY work (without regard for prior reconciliations). Cassandra will use a Xero Demo file to step you through the elements, and also take questions and scenarios from the audience on GST reconciliation, and potentially any other Xero questions you have. Takeaways from this session shall include: • Reconciling GST in Xero, with a specific focus on the use of the GST Reconciliation report • How bookkeepers interact with Xero from a GST perspective • How the reconciliations that Bookkeepers do can often be compromised by accountant EOFY work (without regard for prior reconciliations) • Q and A Presenter Cassandra Scott Cassandra Scott Cert4 Financial Services (Bookkeeping) - is the Director and Senior Bookkeeper at Laurus Bookkeeping. Having worked in Public and Private Sector organisations, she has over 30 years experience providing bookkeeping, office administration and business support services across a range of industries. Cassandra holds a Cert 4 in Financial Services (Bookkeeping), and is a Registered BAS Agent. Cassandra is astute, confident and frequently relied upon to liaise directly with clients accountants, and their clients and suppliers to resolve issues efficiently and effectively. Working at a strategic level with clients to support continued business growth, Cassandra has the ability to review and introduce internal accounts management systems to businesses to ensure bookkeeping costs are kept to a minimum. Her skill base is constantly updated through involvement in professional discussion forums, and industry based training. Cassandra provides mentoring services to other bookkeepers and regularly contributes to ongoing discussion and development of programs regarding the evolution of the bookkeeping industry. As part of Xerocon 2015 (the Xero Annual Conference) she was invited to participate in discussion panels talking about the Modern Bookkeeper and Modern Bookkeeping practices. When not crunching the numbers, Cassandra enjoys good food and wine, and the company of good friends and family. Email: [masked] Website: Linkedin:

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The Cloud Accountants & Advisors Meetup meets in monthly in Brisbane with presentations showcasing Cloud Apps that extend the capability of online accounting software.

The MeetUp explores:

• How to implement and integrate Cloud Apps with online accounting software to automate processes, improve productivity, and profitability;

• How to adopt Cloud Apps, build your own preferred tech stack, and introduce Cloud Apps to your client base.

• Topics that area of interest to Cloud Accountants.

The MeetUp is suited to Accounting Technologists, Management Accountants, Accountants, Bookkeepers, Developers, Cloud enthusiasts, data experts, Virtual Chief Financial Officers VCFO, advisors and business people who are keen to learn about online cloud business platforms.

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