Founders of DiviPay, a Sydney based FinTech, CEO Daniel Kniaz and co-founder Russell Martin, have confirmed to XU Magazine that Trent Mclaren has been appointed as their Head of Accounting.
McLaren has held notable positions within the accounting technology landscape, including VP of Client-Success at TOA Global, Head of Accounting and Strategic Partners at Practice Ignition and senior BDM at Intuit Australia. He was also recognised as Thought Leader of the Year at the Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by Accountants Daily in partnership with Thomson Reuters. This hire reinforces the continued importance of the accounting industry to Australian technology businesses.
“His presence and ability to communicate with the accounting industry is a perfect fit for our next stage of growth,” Kniaz said. “we have just released new functionality to help automate bill payments and create a seamless approvals workflow. We heard our clients tell us that paying and managing 100s of bills at a time each month is a real challenge. Our new bills functionality will allow for the invoice to be forwarded to a designated email, DiviPays OCR technology will review and pull out all key data that will allow the system to pay the bill automatically - within a set of guided rules. So far accountants and bookkeepers have given great feedback, so we’re excited about Trent working his magic and spreading the word!”
The move accelerates DiviPay’s vision to expand into the accounting industry as a new vertical following a recent $4 million-dollar capital injection from ANZi Ventures, Seed Space Ventures and Patrick Tuttle, former chief of Pepper Money.
McLaren will build and expand relationships with key voices in the accounting market in Australia, including associations and software companies, Mr Kniaz told Accountants Daily.
McLaren’s relationship with Xero, Intuit, Practice Ignition & TOA Global will continue in his new role. DiviPay is expanding and looking to hire in a variety of new roles on the back of the recent funding as they look to acquire new customers and continue to invest in product development.