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Cost Free
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateDecember 3, 2014
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaOther
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The story of David versus Goliath played out in accounting software! Join us for an in-depth look at Xero, the leader in online accounting. We'll cover what Xero is, what we do, and which of your clients are a best fit. If you've been wanting to switch from QuickBooks desktop to the cloud, or simply find a better accounting solution, join us for a lively discussion. Best of all, you'll hear from actual professionals who use Xero in their practice and how they've honed their success with the help of Xero.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Xero online accounting

  • Best-fit clients for Xero

  • Strategies for success using Xero

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Jay Kimelman, CPA, CITP

The Digital CPA
Founder and Chief Accounting Officer


Jay is the Founder and Chief Accounting Officer of The Digital CPA and has been a CFO, a CIO and a business owner of his own manufacturing firm. For businesses to survive and thrive, they must master the back office and Jay believes Xero is the vehicle to make that happen. Every day, Jay is instrumental in adding value and simplicity to the lives of business owners through streamlining processes, illuminating cash flow, and integrating their technology to prevent unnecessary data entry and busy work. Jay's passion going forward is help other CPA firms utilize Xero technology to help themselves and their clients do beautiful business!


Patti’s career began far removed from both accounting and technology. She received a B.A. degree in Chinese Language and Literature and International Spanish for the Professions from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has since been transformed into a party trick when frequently asked to recite memorized narratives in Chinese as proof of her studies. Upon graduation, she worked as a receptionist for a family-owned Arabian horse business where she tripped upon her love for business, and for accounting in particular, which changed the course of her professional career forever. Patti gravitated to the accounting department and quickly advanced from accounts payable clerk to assistant controller as she concurrently earned two Masters degrees, one in Business Administration (MBA) and one in Accounting, from the University of Colorado at Denver. For fun, she taught herself how to build Access databases and developed a computerized HR system to make her job more organized, streamlined, and efficient since there was nothing on the market that was currently available for use by small businesses. If you wanted a solution, you had to create it yourself. So she did that. A lot. After receiving her graduate degrees in 1998, Patti decided to advance her technical skills by moving on to work in the tax department of one of the largest public accounting firms in Denver. Since that time, she has continued to expand her knowledge through work in both public and private industry and with companies ranging from one employee to thousands. She has been self-employed since 2006 and has dedicated that time to specializing in addressing the tax and accounting needs of small and mid-sized businesses and their owners. And although she likes that work, she absolutely loves designing effective accounting systems using technology. She brings that passion with her to Catching Clouds LLC. Patti is now committed to advancing the artistry of accounting through the use of technology. She proudly holds the following certifications, and as much as possible, associates with others who share her passion.

About Our Presenter

With manufacturing industry experience on his side and top IT skills that supersede those of your average accountant, Cloud accounting 'evangelist' and chief digital CPA Jay Kimelman is dedicated to helping businesses in Orlando achieve their potential.