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Accounts payable has traditionally been a “mundane back office task”. But, the landscape is changing.

Technology solutions are becoming far more automated and integrated than ever before. Making payments to suppliers is also far more streamlined than in the past, with many solutions offering end-to-end accounts payable processing and payment all in one.

In this webinar, RSM Australia launched a whitepaper that explores the future of accounts payable technology with some of the most prominent industry experts in the space. Andrew Sykes (Nationalasset_14.png Head, Technology) and Laurel Grey (National Manager, Digital Advisory) presented an insightful panel discussion with three experts: 

  • Daniel Kniaz, Founder - DiviPay
  • Mark Peard, Head of Market Development - Xero
  • Vijay Raghvani, Head of Customer Experience - Airwallex




Andrew Sykes | National Head, Technology - RSM Australia

Andrew Sykes is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Canberra and the National Leader of Technology with over 20 years' experience advising businesses on taxation, growth and improvement strategies. Andrew manages consulting assignments and is responsible for providing clients with high-level financial advice and strategic initiatives across local and Commonwealth government departments and agencies, as well as small and large businesses in a range of sectors and major corporates. He also provides start-up and funding advice for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in the technology sector.


Laurel Grey | National Manager, Digital Advisory - RSM Australia

As National Manager of Digital Advisory and resident cloud expert at RSM in Sydney, Laurel Grey has helped over 150 businesses across Australia increase their organisational productivity through automation and digital integration and empowered RSM advisors to transition 4,000 other businesses to the cloud. Laurel’s role involves setting up the Cloud Club®, the internal subscription business of RSM and the first of its kind among accounting firms in the country, which gives clients discounted offerings on top of the Software as a Service product in the market. Her strong relationships with cloud technology providers enable Laurel to offer up to date knowledge and effective support to clients.


Daniel Kniaz | Founder - DiviPay

Daniel is the Founder and CEO of DiviPay, an all-in-one virtual corporate card and expense management platform that enables finance teams to better manage, control and streamline spending across their organisation. Prior to founding DiviPay Daniel worked in payments and innovation at Westpac and as a consultant at Deloitte in Sydney, Australia. Daniel has a keen interest in social sciences and graduated University with a double degree in Business Administration and Psychology.



DiviPay is an all-in-one virtual corporate card and expense management platform that enables finance teams to better manage, control and streamline spending across their organisation.


Mark Peard | Head of Market Development - Xero

Mark leads market development for Xero’s partnerships team in Australia and New Zealand, focusing on ways to connect more small businesses with the growing number of certified app solutions in its ecosystem, including financial service and payment providers. With more than 22 years' financial services experience, Mark is passionate about helping small businesses and their advisors leverage the full power of the Xero platform in their day-to-day business.



Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with over 2.7 million subscribers globally. Through Xero, small business owners and their advisors have access to real-time financial data any time, anywhere and on any device. Xero offers an ecosystem of over 1,000 third-party apps and 300 plus connections to banks and other financial partners.


Vijay Raghvani | Head of Customer Experience - Airwallex

Vijay leads the sales organisation at the world's fastest growing Unicorn, Airwallex, where he is responsible for our existing customers, acquiring new customers and the awesome people who make it happen. Prior to Airwallex, Vijay had over 20 years experience in scaling organisations across APAC across various industries, with a common approach of putting customers first. Vijay grew up in London and moved to Australia 20 years ago. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 2 kids and is an avid sports fan.



Airwallex is a global business account empowering Australian businesses to operate anywhere, anytime. In today’s digital era, we empower businesses of all sizes to grow in their own markets and around the world, and by doing so, contribute to the global economy.