Why we love accounting professionals

As many of our users – small business, bookkeeping and accounting professionals – experience, we’ve built Xero so it’s dead easy for a small business to understand their cashflow, but we’ve also built a full double-entry accounting system and client management system for accounting professionals. We truly believe that small business are more successful when paired with accounting professionals, and our software design reflects this.

As many small businesses know, the accounting professional you work with is in the best position to be the trusted advisor for your business. It’s not your bank manager, nor your lawyer, it’s your accountant. They are there to help. They are there to get you more money back on your tax return, help when you need to get a loan, turn around a cash projection, and some will even collect debts.

I always encourage small businesses to work with accounting professionals and get some good advice. It’s tax time here in the US and with the March 15 deadline looming, I was asked to do an interview on Fox Business Online. You’ll see more of the same message about linking small businesses with accounting professionals across the globe in here (1 minute in for 7 minutes).

For those small businesses that are looking for a high-quality, forward-thinking accounting professional, check out www.xero.com/advisors.


Gayle Buchanan
March 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Nice one Jamie …. waiting to see if the Fox presenter signs up!

Lynne Taylor
March 9, 2013 at 5:33 am

We are accounting professionals and LOVE Xero too! Here’s why:

1. It works
2. Xero’s wide open approach and support for the developer community
3. Gorgeous user interface
4. It works
5. Bank feeds . . . daily updates are awesome
6. Out-of-the-box intuitive and gorgeous dashboards for business owners
7. It works
8. Mobility and freedom – Xero looks great on an iPhone and iPad!
9. Reports
10.Easy to convert clients from legacy systems
11.It works
12.Xero listens to its customers!

And did I mention it works? :-)

And we can’t wait for payroll!!

Melissa Johnson
March 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

We’ve been using and advocating Xero to our clients for about 5 years now and the difference that it makes (when used properly) is astounding.

It’s done so much to revolutionize the industry and cement the relationship between accountants, bookkeepers and our clients and we’re all talking to and working with each other far more than before.

Xero has not only created some great software but has really changed the way our industry works.

We love you too Xero.

Kirsten Barrie
March 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

Great interview, nice job! Can’t wait to share this with potential clients as well!

Irvin Jaffe
March 12, 2013 at 4:22 am

Wow, a snoozer of an interview if I’ve ever seen one.

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