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Colin Timmis

Cloud Accounting

Colin Timmis shares his recipe on how accounting can change your business and life.

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With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Colin is an expert in cloud accounting software implementation, development, integration and best practice. Having registered as a professional accountant with SAIPA in 2004, Colin then went on to run a traditional SME accounting practice for eight years. In 2011, he founded South Africa’s first cloud accounting practice, Real Time Accounting, and was later appointed as the first certified Xero advisor in South Africa. Colin is the South African Country Manager at Xero.


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Accounting has come a long way from paper ledgers and Excel spreadsheets. Now, with software packages such as Xero that charge a small monthly fee, a company's books can be up-to-date, proactive, compliant and beautiful to look at. We've asked the head chef over at Xero South Africa to unpack what's so special about accounting in the cloud.

What You'll Learn


In this recipe, you will learn on how accounting can change your business and life.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


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