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The surge of fintech in Australia: a report from the front line

The surge of fintech in Australia: a report from the front line

27 Apr

Figured GM for ANZ, John Gibson, spent some time travelling Australia and reconnecting with our accounting partners and hearing their thoughts on where the market is heading. See how the surge of fintech and adoption of cloud technology is changing the landscape of agri accounting in Australia.

NZ Figured farmers feature on Rural Exchange in March

NZ Figured farmers feature on Rural Exchange in March

08 Apr

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe from Magic Talk Radio's Rural Exchange speak with dairy farmers and Figured users, John Whittington and Matt Barr, to discuss the challenges their farm faces, how they tackle them head-on them with innovative technology, and the importance of working closely with trusted advisors to get a clearer picture of their farm finances and make better business decisions.

Australian tax break a boon for cloud adoption and training

Australian tax break a boon for cloud adoption and training

07 Apr

Peter Debus, Director at PrincipleFocus, writes a guest blog outlining the inducement to small businesses to digitalise their operations announced in the new Australian Federal Government budget, and the benefits it offers for farmers embracing new technology such as Figured.

🇦🇺 Floods, war, and famine? How scenario planning can take the sweat out of uncertainty

🇦🇺 Floods, war, and famine? How scenario planning can take the sweat out of uncertainty

25 Mar

There’s a fair bit going on in Australia right now that has hurt some agriculture producers and filled others with quiet optimism. In times like this when farmers face either opportunity or uncertainty, one thing remains true - advisors must be better equipped to provide the guidance that their farming clients deserve. With Figured’s scenario planning tool, advisors are in a stronger position to help farmers make better decisions today to build a stronger business tomorrow.

The inside scoop on working at Figured

The inside scoop on working at Figured

24 Mar

With a number of our great Figured developers starting their Figured journey as interns, we know the value of bringing in great interns and designing a programme that nurtures those emerging talents. Over the summer, we had the opportunity to find five amazing interns to take on a development internship; with a real focus on maximum learning and making a real impact. We asked them about their experience interning for Figured and here’s what they told us.

Land Agents need to take the lead

Land Agents need to take the lead

14 Mar

Agricultural consultants and land agents play a crucial role in the functioning of the rural economy - whether that is providing management services to landlords, advising on the latest regulations or applying for funding on behalf of landowners and farmers.

Partner spotlight: An interview with Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC

Partner spotlight: An interview with Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC

18 Feb

Growing up on a farm, Jeremiah R. Woltemath (J.R.) has always had a deep connection with the farming industry. But despite moving into the accounting profession, his affinity for the ag sector never left, having become a Shareholder at Iowa based Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC, an ag-focused accounting firm. With J.R.’s experience as a CPA and his focus on advisory services, he's committed to helping farmers run profitable and successful businesses now, and for generations to come.

Announcing Figured’s SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance: What it means for you

Announcing Figured’s SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance: What it means for you

15 Feb

We're excited to announce that we've received our SOC 2 Type 2 and SOC 3 report, reaffirming our commitment to information security and making all our efforts in this area transparent to our customers, partners, and staff. Achieving SOC 2 type 2 and SOC 3 has been an opportunity to put our security practices to the test, and demonstrate they are meeting the highest standards.

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

Update from the farm gate: a NZ farmer’s perspective

14 Feb

The season started off slow with 8:30a.m. starts. But within two weeks of calving I was up to 90 hours a week with 9:00p.m. calving cow checks, and back to 3:30a.m. alarms. Luckily the weather was playing ball and the rains occurred during what downtime we had, the breakdowns were at a minimal and our part-timer was on board and doing a great job.