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Accounting & Audit

Will Buckley, CA – 2019 20 Under 40 Honoree

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Will Buckley, CA

Country Manager, Canada

Career Highlights:

After pursuing a degree in accounting, Will spent the early years of his career in public and corporate accounting across public practice, corporate finance (M&A), commercial finance, and technology. In 2013, he founded buckleybrown, a 100% cloud accounting practice for small business owners in Australia. Will became head of finance for Xero’s Australian market in 2015, but has recently focused on scaling Xero across North America. With only 9% of Canadian small businesses using cloud accounting software, Will saw the massive opportunity for Xero to help Canadian small businesses and accountants take full advantage of the power of cloud technology. He led the charge to launch Xero in Canada in 2018 and became Xero’s first Canadian Director. Will was recently appointed Country Manager of Canada to drive growth throughout the region and accelerate key partner channels.

Favorite books/websites/speakers that you find influential

  • Book: A more beautiful question: The power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas by Warren Berger
  • Speakers: Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba – for his approach to compartmentalizing your career journey to be more impactful.

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

  • Pivot Magazine – CPA Canada’s leading publication on the latest news and trends impacting our profession


See all of the “20 Under 40” honorees for 2019.