Member Since: Jan 10th 2019
Clayton Oates is recognised as a respected member of the Accounting | Bookkeeping and Technology Industries in Australia and Internationally. He has been working in (and consulting to) the Accounting | Bookkeeping and Software Consulting industries in Australia for more than 25 years. After completing a Business (Accounting) degree at Monash University Melbourne he joined Price Waterhouse, working in the tax division for 5 years, then moving into industry as a retail Accountant followed by 9 years with Accounting firm Rutherfords (now Crowe Horwath), based in Northern NSW.
In 1997 he created (a Software Advisory & Consultancy business within an Accounting Firm) focussed on improving business systems, productivity and performance for Small Business Owners & Operators, Software Consultants, Bookkeepers and Accountants. Since its inception, QA Business has set up and managed thousands of business software systems throughout Australia, from start-up businesses through to large corporations.
Internationally Clayton has been recognised in the Top 25 Thought Leaders In the Accounting Profession (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) by USA based CPA Practice Advisor, the first inclusion by an Australian on this list.
Clayton is a sought-after presenter, regularly speaking at business and technology events around the world.