London Calling

July 21, 2014

Following our successful $3 million capital raise, which included contributions from MYOB Founder and Xero Director Craig Winkler, former Xero Chair Sam Knowles and current Xero Director Graham Shaw, Spotlight Reporting is actively resourcing market growth in the UK. “Now is a perfect time to build on our foot-hold in the UK market as we’ve […]

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Spotlight Reporting Raises $3 Million – and Gets High-Profile Support

June 2, 2014

Today we are excited to announce Spotlight Reporting has raised NZ$3 million of expansion capital from a range of investors. This is a high quality funding round and we are pleased to welcome investors of the calibre of Craig Winkler (MYOB Co-founder and Xero Director), Sam Knowles (ex Xero Chairman and former Kiwibank CEO), Graham […]

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Growing Fast – 3 Years Old

March 12, 2014

Well, it’s pretty cool to reach the 3 year milestone and although the journey feels like it’s just begun, it’s never been less than exhilarating. We love what we do. 3 years ago I was on stage at Xerocon 2 in front of 200 accountants (see at right) – never the easiest crowd – launching […]

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A Winning Combination for Financial Advisors & Wealth-Creators

November 21, 2013

As a Financial Advisor or accountant creating wealth for your clients, you will want to focus your time and expertise as effectively as possible to help your clients reach their financial goals. Now there is a combination of software that can help you do just that. Xero  Dubbed the ‘Apple of Accounting’ by Credit Suisse, […]

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A Tale of 4 Xerocons

October 16, 2013

As I boarded the final plane for the final journey after the final Xerocon of 2013, I reflected that I’d done over 50,000km worth of air travel for these events. Of course, for the CEO of a leading Xero Add-on – and with my GM of Xero Workpapers responsibilities – these are ‘must attends’. Back […]

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Where Next? Making the Most of Spotlight Reporting

October 13, 2013

So you have seen Spotlight in action, heard how other firms have had great success using Spotlight to grow their VCFO practice – and now you want the same if not better results for your firm.  Where to from here? Well, don’t worry.  We’ve guided many firms to successfully implement Spotlight within their practice and […]

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Modern Practice Survey Highlights

October 17, 2012

Our first Modern Practice Survey took in the views of 64 accounting practices, mainly in Australasia.  We asked a series of questions to identify: their view of how progressive they are in hiring practices, services offered and technology use; and favourite software applications; and specific ‘modernising’ initiatives underway or planned.   A note on the […]

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5 Years As A Xero Accounting Partner

July 18, 2012

On 6 July 2007, our boutique business advisory and CA firm in Wellington signed up as one of the first Xero Accounting Partners in the world.  In the galaxy even. 5 years on, it has become a crowded club – over 2,000 accounting and book-keeping firms support Xero and there are nearly 100,000 active subscribers […]

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7 Sexy Charts – and Why You Should Get to Know Them

May 24, 2012

It can be a bit overwhelming when you’re in business or advising others when there is so much “data” flying around.  That’s why we love creating and presenting useful charts in Spotlight Reporting to help you or your clients get clarity.  We’ve tested these over the years on hundreds of business owners and have seen […]

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Setting KPIs with Spotlight Reporting and Spotlight Dashboard

April 22, 2012

KPI’s – Key Performance Indicators – are an important and useful way of measuring progress to objectives.  In a business environment, setting targets and reviewing progress should just be part of the DNA. As the financial coach and trusted advisor to our clients, we should be proactively setting targets with clients and helping them monitor […]

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