We are proud to announce that New South Wales-based accounting practice, Peacocke Accountants is the very first Australian Gold Partner for Figured.
Peacocke Accountants is lead by director, John Curley. As an ex-farmer, he is no stranger to the challenges of managing a rural enterprise. He now combines his agri experience with his expertise in taxation and business planning to work closely with his many rural clients, supporting the growth of their farming businesses and ensuring they can better weather the volatilities of the industry. As a forward-thinking accountant, John has embraced technology in his practice and loves the freedom to work anywhere that cloud tools allow.
With a customer base made up of over two-thirds farmers, John can see the benefits that farm accounting software, Figured, will bring to both his clients and his own processes. "With the help of tools such as Figured and Xero, we can strengthen the services we offer to our farming clients by bringing them even better advice and insight. Figured will allow us to efficiently prepare and monitor our clients' cashflow and tax position from one single source of truth. Because it allows us to see exactly where a farm is at, it will help our clients understand whether they're making decisions for the right reasons, see any warning signs, and allow us to be more proactive."
"We would love more clients to budget properly, and Figured will be a tool that will help us have these conversations with them at the start of the year", he says. "For our practice, livestock reporting will be a big plus. We currently do it in Excel, but automating this process will be a great step forward for us".
John believes that farmers are actually very fast to pick up technology and quickly recognise the value it provides, particularly the power of potential integrations. Becoming Australia's first Figured Gold Partner is a clear signal to his rural customers that his practice is committed to providing innovative technology and advisory services that support the growth of Australian agribusiness. "It's great to be recognised as a practice that is leading the charge in bringing efficient cloud accounting tools to more Australian farmers." says John.
The Figured Partner pilot program launched in Australia in May 2016. In working alongside our partners, we’re continuing to gain even greater understanding of the needs of Australian farmers. If you want to find out more about partnering with Figured, send us a message to chat further.