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Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac sings a love song to accountants on behalf of Xero

Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac has composed a love song on behalf of accounting software provider Xero to recognise the work they are about to put in to help clients navigate the complicated 2020 tax season.

Mac, whose full name is Sam McMillan, makes reference to the federal government’s Job Seeker and Job Keeper stimulus programs and being stuck on hold with the Australian Tax Office.

Mac often performs comical songs he has written on social media and during his live crosses on Sunrise. His children’s song, Half Man, Half Cat became a collaboration with The Wiggles.

Trent Innes, managing director of Xero across Australia and Asia, said it was challenging time for accountants as they try to stay ahead of the latest requirements for this year’s tax season.

“Accountants and bookkeepers have been working day and night to stay ahead of new requirements so they can support small businesses throughout the end of the financial year,” Innes said.

“In the midst of adversity, we’re hearing stories of accountants and bookkeepers saving the day for many small businesses, offering much-needed guidance – such as unpacking the requirements for packages like JobKeeper – or simply providing a shoulder to lean on.

“Our aim is to put a spotlight on the critical work done by advisors in support of small business, the backbone of the economy. We hope this song goes some way in recognising Australia’s often unsung heroes.”

 

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Today I visited a Retirement Village in Umina Beach & wrote this song about them in 14 minutes

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Mac said: “I was excited to get on board to have some fun and create this song with Xero to show some appreciation for these hard-working Aussies. It’s been a taxing year.

“It’s my pleasure to present the greatest love song ever written in dedication to bookkeepers and accountants. Admittedly, it’s the only one, but technically, it’s also the greatest. So let’s run with that.”

He has previously appeared in ads for online retailer Red Balloon.

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