Heather Smith (author)

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Heather Smith
Heather Smith
Heather Smith
OccupationAccountant, Writer, Speaker
Alma materGriffith University
SubjectBusiness, Cloud computing
Notable worksLearn MYOB in 7 Days, Learn Small Business Startup in 7 Days
RelativesGranddaughter of Ashley Smith

Heather Smith is an Australian-born author,[1] chartered certified accountant,[2] writer, speaker,[3] and small-business consultant,[4] based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

She is best known as the author of Xero for Dummies[5] series and Learn Small Business Start Up in 7 Days.[6] She was personally approached by Xero's co-founder Rod Drury to write Xero for Dummies.[7]

Smith is also a certified advisor for both Xero[8] and MYOB.[9]


Smith is a Fellow of the ACCA. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University. She is one of the mentors at River City Labs, a non profit organisation aiming to promote high-tech start up businesses in Brisbane and surrounding regions.[10] She performs a similar role at the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre.[11]

Published works[edit]

  • Xero for Dummies [1]
  • Learn Small Business Startup in 7 Days [2]
  • Learn MYOB in 7 Days [3]
  • Mastering Australian Payroll with Xero In A Day For Dummies [4]
  • Converting to Xero from MYOB In A Day For Dummies [5]
  • Getting the Most Out of Xero In A Day For Dummies [6]


  1. ^ "How attending conferences can build your business". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Xero For Dummies". Wiley books. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ Heather Smith (16 July 2013). Converting to Xero from MYOB In A Day For Dummies. Wiley. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-118-57249-8.
  4. ^ "Ten strategies to get invoices paid promptly". Business Lounge. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Xero accounting software gets its very own Dummies book". BRW.com.au. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ "PreneurCast093: Conversation with Heather Smith". The Preneurcast, 23 March 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Our Q&A with Heather Smith on issues facing businesses today". The Optus Business Insights Blog. Optus. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  8. ^ Heather Smith (13 May 2013). Xero For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-1-118-57253-5.
  9. ^ "Five big tips and mistakes to avoid with cloud accounting". Smart Company.com.au. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Our Mentors". River City Labs. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Mentor Panel". Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.