Your IT software whisperer’, part-time CTO & full-time advocate.

Connecting you to the technology you actually need...

Death and taxes are the two sureties in life. Today, you can add rapidly changing technology as the third. Practice Connections takes the headache out of finding the best software solutions, services and practices for your business tax and accounting. As a technology agnostic business, we’re independant and take the best options from a wide array of business types to connect you to the software you not only need, but will love to use.

Meet head ‘software whisperer’, Alan FitzGerald

I’ve enjoyed nearly 30 years working in technology, 22 of those have been dedicated to tax and accounting software. I set up Practice Connections Advisory in 2015, based on a demand from accounting firms looking for independent technology-agnostic support. 

Alongside my unique 'software-whispering' skills, I’m also:

When faced with myriad technology choices in the search for specialist IT solutions, it can be daunting. I can help you approach these decisions with confidence, bridging the gap between what you need and what is most suitable now, and into the future. 

Let’s work together

To learn more about how we can work together and see if we’re a good match, book me on Pick My Brain.

I'll help choose the best technology and services for firms of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a small business or global leader, I can match your needs to the right technology and software.

Feel like you’re going round and round in circles when it comes to solving your IT issues? You can book me for a brainstorming session to gain clarity, get a new perspective and make an action plan to move forward.

Looking for a cost-effective solution to finding the best advice for your technology needs? I can be your ‘On-Tap' fractional CTO – as an extension of your team, I’ll be the eyes and ears looking for new ways to improve your IT systems and processes.

Alan's knowledge and contacts in the market make him a valuable part of any strategic discussion in a professional services firm when it comes to technology. We (KPMG) recently built a 5 year plan for our Enterprise department and Alan did a superb job of bringing the market view, current technology offerings, and the future landscape to the table. For a thorough review of your technology state, and where to go next, I can highly recommend Alan.

Fleur Telford
Technology Lead Enterprise KPMG

I've followed Alan's writings and thinkings over the years and finally had cause to reach out to him for some assistance and recommendations for our firm. His knowledge of the software landscape is quite unlike anyone I've dealt with before - I highly recommend speaking with Alan to make sure you are using the right tools in the right way.

James Carey
Director at Prime Partners

I'd highly recommend Alan to any accountants looking to ensure their firm has the technology to scale and thrive for years to come. Alan reviewed our tech stack and helped us identify several areas requiring attention. He is an independent advisor that will help your firm get the best fit solution.

Matt Beattie
General Manager At Quantum Advisory

Alan has been an invaluable resource to me in establishing Virtue Private Advisory. His deep experience in the profession, and now working independently as a software consultant, allows him to provide a thorough and intelligent digest of the systems available to modern accounting practice. Without hesitation I recommend his services to new practitioners and those with established systems alike. Appreciate the insight from your LinkedIn feed as well.

Leanne Spiteri
Founder of Virtue Private Advisory

The world of accounting software can be complex and daunting. After a 20 minute conversation with Alan my partners and I were left with a clear picture of where we should go and what steps we need to take to get there. Highly recommended.

Luke Wade
Director at LBW Advisory

In 2018, we identified that our systems were not serving us well but we needed help to identify which systems were the best fit for our consulting business. We engaged Alan to review our needs and to recommend a pathway forward.We accepted Alan’s recommendations, and implemented the new systems in 2019. We are very pleased with the outcomes - the new systems have been well accepted by our users, provide more timely information to enable us to make project-based and firm-wide decisions, and enable us to find information more easily. In 2020, they have been a blessing during the COVID19 isolation phase - they have facilitated a seamless transition from working in the office to working from home, and provided us with the information we have needed to make timely decisions to ride through this difficult period.

Marianne Lourey
Executive Director at ACIL Allen Consulting

Alan's knowledge of platform solutions for Accountants is second to none; his network and understanding of what it takes to be effective in the 'digital space' is sound reason why accountants across Australasia should be using his services. The accounting industry is hard enough without having to keep track of fast moving technology! I encourage any practicing accountant to 'think like a business owner' rather than a mere 'technician'. Get Alan on board and then get on with being more effective in delivering services to your clients.

Mike Barnes
Founder of

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