New Xero partner: William Buck

We are very happy to announce that William Buck is a new Xero partner. We are their accounting solution of choice to their 3,000 small business clients. William Buck is one of the leading mid-tier chartered accounting and advisory firms.

William Buck, new Xero partner

Damian Sutherland, Paul Copeland (William Buck), Gavin Fernandes (Xero), Chris Gebhardt (William Buck), David New, Chris Ridd (Xero), Lindsay Holloway, Graham Spring, Damon Harris (William Buck)

William Buck is an association of independent firms, each trading under the name of William Buck across Australia and New Zealand and with affiliated offices worldwide. This announcement comes on the heels of our recent release about Deloitte.

Our Media Release follows:

William Buck partners with Xero to boost offerings for small businesses

18 July 2013

William Buck, leading mid-tier chartered accounting and advisory firm, and Xero, cloud accounting software provider, announced a new partnership that offers William Buck’s small business clients the selection of Xero as its accounting solution of choice.

Chris Gebhardt, Head of William Buck’s Business Advisory Focus Group, said the new partnership would increase the firm’s cloud accounting capabilities and provide more flexible solutions to its 3000 plus small business clients.

“Our clients need the ability to make quick decisions – they need to understand where money is coming from and going, in real time,” he said.

“Having the ability to instantly access everything from inventory and payroll, to invoicing and bank statements from anywhere with an Internet connection is invaluable.

“In our experience, the most successful small businesses are those that embrace change and transitioning to cloud accounting software provides a huge level of comfort because it’s perfectly designed for their needs.”

Gebhardt said that while cloud computing is nothing new, until recently it’s been the domain of enterprises at the larger end of town.

“Xero allows small businesses to access the latest accounting software at a reasonable price, and with updates being made automatically in the cloud, owners and managers can focus on the business rather than being caught up with technology,” he said.

Gebhardt highlighted Xero’s single ledger solution, which allows clients and their accountants to work on a file simultaneously.

“No longer do we have to contact a client for a file, update it and send it back,” he said.

“Adjustments to entries can be processed instantaneously, which enables William Buck to provide a more streamlined and efficient offering and more importantly to be more proactive.

“Being able to access a client’s financial data in real time allows us to spot issues before they arise and develop strategies to remedy them. Equally, up to date management reporting and forecasting allows us to work with clients to make the most of opportunities as they arise.”

For Xero, the ability to work with a practical and hands-on mid-tier firm cements its reputation as the cloud accounting solution of choice for small businesses and their accountants.

“We’re excited to work with William Buck who has a great reputation in the mid-market sector” Xero’s Australian Managing Director Chris Ridd said.

“They’ve approached our software in the manner in which it has been designed; as a tool to partner with their clients.

“Rather than being threatened by what is essentially a disruptive technology, William Buck have seized the opportunity to provide a stronger, more strategic offering.”

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