About Amanda

DIVERSITY & DIFFERENCE

Amanda brings extensive experience and technical knowledge, combined with a forward thinking approach, the love of a challenge and a great practical approach to helping business owners manage their businesses.

SERVICE SPREAD

Technology
Accounting
Reporting
Systems

Amanda has worked for over 30 years as a Chartered Accountant working with hundreds of successful business owners in many different industries.   She has taken on the role of Financial Controller for a number of businesses over the years and has used these experiences to gain a different perspective on the issues confronting business owners. This experience has given her first hand knowledge of the challenges and stresses of running a business and the issues which arise on a daily basis.

With a passion for technology, Amanda has been an early adopter of new technology all through her working life, from early adoption of Lotus 123 spreadsheets, to installation of Attache software, MYOB software and more recently cloud accounting systems, notably Xero. As a self professed efficiency geek, Amanda has also investigated other systems and apps which make work more efficient.

Amanda has been featured in mybusiness, Australian Anthill, Dynamic Business, GrowYourBusiness, Think & Grow Rich Inc, Under30CEO, WealthCreator and is a regular blog writer for the Australian Businesswomens Network.

Amanda’s thought leadership has involved writing two books to date.

Her first book – “Connected Technology – How to Transform Your Business with Cloud Accounting” published in May 2013 is an Amazon No 1 Bestseller. This book is the definitive guide to the benefits of cloud accounting systems.

Her second and recently published book, “Unscramble Your Numbers – Unlock the Secrets to Your Business Cashflow” explains what the numbers are, what they mean and how to interpret them.  The book includes sections on budgeting and cashflow projections in addition to practical suggestions of what reports to look at and when.

Amanda is a technologist who fuses accounting know how with technology to improve and grow businesses and loves to share that knowledge with audiences in a fun and inspiring manner. An experienced presenter, Amanda has been invited to speak at conferences including Xero, Business Blueprint, The Fortune Institute, ICAA, and has guest lectured at Monash and Swinburne Universities.

Changing Lives

“When I started out in business, I was very clear about WHY I was doing what I do. Put very simply, I wanted to make a real difference to my clients, through keynote presentations, writing books and consulting.

I wanted to do that by providing the kind of service people rave about on top of exceptional advice about business, improving systems with new technology, increasing cash flow and profits. I wanted to make sure they made more money… and that they kept it!

At the end of the day, I wanted my clients to be saying “What you did for us made such a difference to me and my family.”

I’ve done that… and of course, I continue doing it each day. Changing lives of people I know. It makes each day so rewarding.

And I wanted to do more than that.

Now, just by doing what I do, I’m changing lives of people I’ve never met as well. I’m a Business Partner at B1G1. And that means that I’m able to link what I do directly to nearly 700 projects around the world.  The projects I choose are related to business and education, whether giving a goat to a family in Kenya to start a business, providing business education to women to help them start a business or giving books to children to help with their education, the impact is spreading throughout the world.

B1G1’s pretty unique. The B1G1 model makes it possible for 100% of my giving to go to the projects I choose. And as I and my clients grow, so our giving and impact grows too.

B1G1 allows my WHY to be even larger than I ever imagined.

I firmly believe that businesses have the power to change lives. Now together with my clients, I’m making that happen. So now, my days are even more rewarding.”

Amanda