About Sholto Macpherson

Sholto Macpherson is an award-winning journalist and editor of DigitalFirst.com, a blog on the latest in accounting technology for accounting firms and SMEs.

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  1. How cheap prediction can change accounting

    Artificial intelligence may be best understood as “cheap prediction”. And prediction is a useful input to decisions – but people will still be needed to make the decisions...

  2. How to use Xero smarter

    Kylie Parker CA’s Xero tips come from real-world experience, and can slash the amount of time it takes to update, process and review an accounting file...

  3. How onboarding software produces profitable client relationships

    Software that effectively onboards clients and manages the scope of work can increase revenue in a value-pricing practice...

  4. Do it once, do it right

    Single Touch Payroll and Payday Filing may spark a mass migration to cloud accounting among small businesses. Are chartered accountants ready?...

  5. Bills and expense management tools: how to choose the right one

    Bills and expenses software eliminates manual data entry, easily retrieves documents, and can be a new service for clients...

  6. Lessons for accountants from the pandemic crisis

    It is clear that the accounting profession will operate quite differently in the wake of COVID-19...

  7. Choosing an online payment option

    Giving customers an easy way to pay online can reduce debtor days and increase the amount of cash you have on hand...

  8. Living the paperless dream

    These CAs cracked the paper problem by using new software and integrations. Presented in partnership with CA Catalyst...

  9. Excel tips for COVID-era accounting

    Financial modelling pro Lance Rubin has some corporate-level Excel hacks he uses with his clients...