It’s been a hard summer for many farmers, and as we look towards the year ahead, we caught up with Alastair Johnston, Principal Farming Consultant at Promar International, and new Figured Customer Success Specialist, Sam Seymour. Alastair advises a range of dairy and arable farming clients and Sam’s family farms 250 beef cattle, 500 sheep, as well as an arable enterprise in North Yorkshire. We spoke to Alastair and Sam to find out how the harvest went and what farmers can do to prepare for next season, by utilising up-to-date budgeting and working closely with farm advisors.
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.
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.
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.
Hamish McKay and Richard Loe from Magic Talk Radio's Rural Exchange have run a trio of interviews featuring Figured. Recently they caught up with our very own John Gibson, Richard Wheeler from rural accounting firm Sidekick Rural, and John Rushton, a helicopter pilot turned farmer based in mid-Canterbury to gather their insights on the latest happenings across the rural sector. Take a listen to the short audio segments.
“Figured puts farmers and their advisors on the same page, with a user-friendly planning grid that can be worked on from anywhere with an internet connection, so farming teams can work together to build their vision for the future.” - Jeremiah R. Woltemath
One of the questions we’re sometimes asked is “Why do I need Figured when I have Xero already?” It’s a fair question and one we answer through describing the unique nature of farm accounting. Our business started from the ground up as a cloud-first specialist agricultural tool. Figured starts where the standard financial packages end, and better reflects the specific accounting needs of farming.
Our vision is to be agriculture's leading global financial management technology, driving the business of farming. To support that vision, we focus on partnering with organisations who share our view for the future of improving financial agri-management through technology.
As an accountant, your clients look to you for advice, insights, and support for their business. Using Figured allows you to help your clients really begin to understand the business side of their farming operation.