Zipho Ntlakaza holds a retail business management qualification from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, but over the past four years it is fintech and the opportunities it presents to small businesses that have captured her heart and attention.
As an account manager at Xero, she not only introduces accountants and bookkeepers to cloud solutions but takes them on a journey of the possibilities technology holds for their own practices, and the SMEs they serve.
Before joining Xero, Zipho worked for Receipt Bank (now known as Dext), after having completed a management internship with the Clicks Group.
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10 Tasty Bites
Below is a preview of what you can expect to learn in this recipe.
1 - What Is It About SMEs That You Love?
2 - Why Does Xero Focus On Making Accounting ‘Beautiful’?
3 - How Can SMEs Get Started With Xero Cloud Accounting?
4 - What Is The Unique App Ecosystem That Xero Offers Clients?
5 - Why Is Cloud Accounting So Important?
6 - What Do You Love About Xero?
7 - Why Is It Important For Entrepreneurs To Keep A Clean Set Of Books?
8 - What Are You Excited About Working With Xero?
9 - What Is A Xero Feature That You Really Like?
10 - What Key Finance-Related Advice Can You Share With Entrepreneurs?
About This Recipe
“Beautiful” is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think about accounting. In this recipe, Zipho Ntlakaza, account manager at Xero, reveals why beautiful accounting is the principle that guides Xero’s products and services. From its onboarding process to the results its platform enables, beauty is the password.
Zipho shares her passion for turning accountants into advisors, and urges SME owners to see their accountants as business partners rather than bookkeepers. She also explains the remote-working and record-keeping advantages of cloud computing.
What You'll Learn
Xero has a solution for all startups and entrepreneurs, regardless of the size of your operation or your own level of finance savvy. If that sounds intimidating, you’ve come to the right recipe.
These bites demystify cloud accounting and even explain how to get started on Xero. The recipe emphasises the value and necessity of finding patterns in your financial data and managing your business accordingly - a service that Xero’s partner accountants are guided to deliver.
You will also learn how the courage that got you into business should be applied to your relationship with your finances and your accountant.
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.
Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.
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