The NZ Bookkeepers Association inaugural conference was held yesterday and it was excellent!  It was sold out, so that bodes well for the next one.

We had many speakers, with representation from Xero, Moneyworks, Reckon and MYOB, so it was very interesting to hear positive comments from all providers.  Viv Brownrigg was especially interesting, from The Accountants Republic.

All members of the association were positive about how things are going and everyone had a great time.  There was a bit of a mix of long timers and new, and people using various accounting software.

Some terms I learned:

  • Sponders – from Mel Morris and Andy Thorn of Rightway (Sponsers)
  • Half Pregnant – from Greg Sheehan of Rightway
  • ‘Keyboarders’ vs ‘Mousers’ from Susan Carlow Computer Coaching

For the awards, I was very pleased to be nominated for Individual Bookkeeper of the Year and I was told I was also nominated for Green Bookkeeper of the Year – as we use a lot of cloud software and are paperless for some clients, but I will confirm this.

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