Manager – Cloud Accounting
The farmers weekly (25 September 2015 Agriculture embraces the internet age) reports that 85% of farms now have internet access and that nearly half of farms use specialist farm software.
As internet coverage spreads and speeds improve cloud accounting becomes a more accessible and practical option for farmers. This brings with it the benefits of access to the accounts anywhere where there is internet access and the ability to grant access to the farms accountant so advice can be obtained in real time rather than just based on old data.
At present there is not a leading cloud package set up for farmers but we are working with Quickbooks online to produce a pro forma nominal ledger structure to facilitate the production of both financial year accounts, harvest year accounts and to enable gross margins to be monitored.