From single mum to CEO of 60+ employees After unexpected circumstances left Brittany Brown as a solo mum (with no education to fall back on), she decided to go back to school and get her accounting degree. She was about to graduate and was being actively recruited by some of the ‘Big Four’ public accounting firms in North America, but she could tell they weren’t the right fit. She took a job with a small, local accounting firm instead, but around the same time, client accounting services were growing – and the idea sparked the start of Brittany’s own firm, LedgerGurus.
Riding the early wave of eCommerce accounting In 2011, when husband and wife duo Scott and Patti Scharf founded their eCommerce accounting firm Catching Clouds, Amazon dominated the online shopping sphere. Over a decade later, the market has exploded with Shopify, Etsy, Walmart, eBay and international Amazon iterations joining the fray. As one of the first accounting businesses to specialise in eCommerce, Catching Clouds has gone from strength to strength, taking on larger clients, going beyond simple bookkeeping and recently merging with Acuity.
From humble beginnings to specialists in eCommerce Around eight years ago, Steve Blackmore was working from home in the UK – he’d just started his own accounting practice. He admits the first six months were a steep learning curve, with new clients slowly trickling in, but it wasn’t long before it became his full-time gig. Over time, the growth led to leasing an office and hiring more staff, including his son Oliver.
The best of both worlds: accounting and technology As a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and self-confessed IT ‘geek’ – with an entrepreneurial mindset – it’s no surprise that Brad Golchin is always at the forefront of accounting and business tech.
Over 15 years ago, he started Wise Advice, an accounting practice that today specialises in enabling ecommerce growth. With extensive experience in accounting, business, training and IT, Brad and his team are experts in technology integration – and it’s saving their clients time, money and stress.
For the love of tech After 15 years working as an accountant, Philip Oakley decided it was time for a change. He took the part of his job he loved the most – the tech – and started helping businesses find the right cloud solutions to sell their products and services online. Fast-forward 13 years and OutserveWeb has partnered with some of the biggest names in cloud tech including Shopify and Unleashed.
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The three Ss of Blubooks Accounting: streamline, scale, succeed With a love of all things eCommerce and accounting and hands-on business experience, Eoin Coney and Andrew from Blubooks Accounting are helping clients streamline their bookkeeping processes so they can scale quickly and succeed. To do that, Blubooks uses a mixture of digital tools including Xero, QuickBooks, TaxJar and Stripe – and the latest addition to its tech-stack is A2X.
The best of both worlds To say Eoin Coney and Andrew live and breathe ecommerce accounting is a bit of an understatement.
Using A2X to create valuable partnerships with clients Brighter Accounting has integrated A2X into its well-curated digital tech-stack to help it step into the world of eCommerce accounting and add true value to its clients. Discover how Brighter Accounting uses A2X, alongside other digital tools like QuickBooks Online, Xero, Zoom and TaxCalc, to bring seamless automation to tedious, time-consuming tasks.
Committed accountants and business partners Gemma Wheatley was a high-level corporate accountant with demanding hours.
bookskeep paves a profit first path for ambitious ecommerce sellers Discover how Cyndi Thomason built her bookkeeping empire from the ground up with the help of smart digital tools like A2X. These days, bookskeep is thriving, helping ecommerce businesses turn healthy profits, and Cyndi (now a bestselling author) has cemented herself as a leading figure in the ecommerce accounting community.
Juggling work and mum life As with many accountants, Cyndi Thomason’s career started in the corporate world.
Singapore cloud-based firm streamlining small business digital operations using A2X Discover how Singapore accounting firm Harvest Accounting is using A2X to streamline eCommerce client operations, saving hours on month-end processes, and uncovering financial insights that will help business owners make better decisions. Advocates of the Xero ecosystem, the firm has made A2X a part of its “gold standard” accounting tech-stack alongside Google Business, Dext, Practice Ignition and Futrli.
Bringing cloud-based accounting to Singapore Back in 2018 when Xero first launched into Singapore, Matthew Phua saw a business opportunity.
Explore how online consumer brand company Cap Hill Brands has quickly cemented itself as one of the top four aggregators in the US, and how A2X plays a critical role in its mission to nurture ecommerce brands into thriving global businesses.
Taking ecommerce consumer brands to the next level With pandemic shopping and a new wave of online sellers entering the market, more and more Amazon aggregators are exploding onto the ecommerce scene.
More time to help eCommerce clients flourish Discover how Australian accounting firm Creditte uses A2X to automate bookkeeping processes, saving hours of data entry. With that time, the team can focus on high-value advisory tasks that will help clients build better eCommerce businesses. Connected to Xero, Microsoft 365, DataDear, Hubdoc, HubSpot, Dext and Teams, A2X delivers seamless service – and makes it easy for Creditte to work alongside other suppliers like Full Stadium and Practice + Pixels.
Sarah Korhnak helps remove the mystery – and misery – of running a small business Explore how US bookkeeper Sarah Korhnak integrates A2X with her business, not only saving her time and giving her clients access to accurate financial data in real-time but making training new hires easy too.
Alongside QuickBooks Online, Dropbox, Google Drive, Loom and Process Kit, A2X is the cherry on top of a simple digital setup, making it easy for Sarah’s business to grow so she can service more clients and spend more time at home with her kids.
Helping clients turn their eCommerce accounting onto autopilot Combining the power of people and technology, Unloop is helping eCommerce founders gain control of their finances, using digital tools like A2X to put their accounting on autopilot. Together with other big-name systems like Xero, QuickBooks, Dext, Hubdoc, DEAR, Slack, Zoom, ClickUp and Loom, Unloop and its clients are headed for lightning-fast growth.
From public to eCommerce accountant As with many professional CPAs, Michael Pignatelli cut his accounting teeth at one of the well-known ‘Big Four’, Deloitte.
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