It takes all sorts

As I flew into Sydney from my hometown of Melbourne a few days ago I noticed the vast range of different styles of architecture. Old, new, gothic, modern, progressive and conservative. I found it really interesting that the accounting community in Sydney is ALMOST the same. There’s a broad variety of practices, some mature, some very new and some in between. But they differ from the architecture in that they are almost all progressive and not afraid of change. 

James (our regional account manager) and I spent a day meeting with and getting to know and understand a handful of practices (and getting lost in the Lane Cove tunnel!!). We were really encouraged by their excitement and desire to offer something new to their clients. The old desktop model software just isn’t delivering the real-time information and collaboration with advisers that clients need to run their businesses effectively.

A few of the practices identified, almost immediately, that Xero can be very helpful to their cashbook and shoe box clients, by cutting down on their record keeping time and allowing them to focus on providing better services.

It means a lot when super intelligent people validate what we’re doing.

2 Comments

Jason Blumer, CPA
October 21, 2009 at 5:00 am

Our U.S. CPA firm is definitely unlike others across the nation. There is different architecture, but CPA firms are still running as if they were in the 70s here in the U.S. It’s time for a change, and our firm is interested in changing the face of our industry.

I’ve signed up as a partner and am interested in the offerings Xero may bring. We already offer progressive technology solutions to our clients (mainly centered around remotely hosted QuickBooks in a cloud computing/SaaS operations and billing model), and are now interested in Xero. Can you call me at 1-877-322-9939?

Jason M. Blumer, CPA

Catherine Walker in reply to Jason Blumer, CPA Xero
October 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

Hi Jason,
Thanks for contacting us – we have your partner request and someone will certainly be in touch.
Regards,
Catherine

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