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We're looking at integrating into some of the fang dangled accounting apps, but need to pick one to start with. Wondering which accounting software freelancers are using?
I know Xero is all the rage but are people using it? My wife likes Kashoo, bt I've not heard anyone in Australia mention it.
Are people using cloud based or desktop apps? Or are most freelancers using paper/spreadsheets?
I'm still using spreadsheets @Pscysm!!
I use billbooks.com for my invoicing. You pay per invoice rather than monthly which has cut my costs for this service in half from my cheap previous app. AND it's really nice to use.
Hi @Dave billbooks looks good, do you use something else for time tracking?
Oh is billbooks good for reminders if someone has not paid within say 2 weeks?
Thanks @Dave, that's the one I was trying to think of. I'll add it to the list.
Not a true accounting software but I have been using this https://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro/
I use Xero for acounting and invoicing and Harvest for time tracking, Harvest is awesome at the breakdown of jobs and so easy to track the time, then you can link up the time tracking and send direct invoices through to Xero so its all sorted.
I've been using quickbooks.com.au which is pretty basic, but seems to have all the features I'm after.
Xero was too expensive for what I need.
Billbooks looks cool though, I'll have to check it out.
I use a bookkeeper, I find it saves a lot of time and hassle, plus they can help find extra tax savings.
If you're considering using a bookkeeper it's simple.
All you need is three folders.
Folder 1: Has all of your invoices.
Folder 2: All of your receipts, i.e. Mobile phone, software, parking, stationary, internet, etc.
Folder 3: Your bank statements.
Then every three months drop your three folders off at the bookkeeper. The bookkeeper will enter everything in Xero and let you know how much GST you need to pay.
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