Today we congratulate LiveCA LLP on becoming our first Canadian Platinum Partner! As we welcome them to our family of Platinum Partners around the world, we’re excited for the advance this represents both for Xero and the CPA profession as a whole in the Canadian marketplace.
Reaching Platinum Partner status not only means that LiveCA has more than 500 customers on Xero, but that they are firmly establishing themselves as a leader in the future of accounting and cloud adoption in Canada.
Who is LiveCA
LiveCA is a Canadian CPA firm that is focused on improving the lives of their customers. They’ve done everything from providing fixed priced packages to streamlining their processes to cutting down on their administrative tasks. They’ve also embraced new technology to achieve all this, including using the Xero platform. Going beyond offering expert tax advice, they have pulled together numerous cloud-based tools from Xero’s add-on marketplace to fit their client’s needs. They are Canada’s largest Xero, Receipt Bank, HubDoc, Wagepoint and SimplePay partner.
Everyone at LiveCA works 100% remotely, without a physical office, so they can serve customers across Canada. Their unique approach to technology and customer service has allowed them to grow from 2 to 17 team members in less than three years. As Xero evangelists and leaders in cloud accounting, they have spoken at numerous events and have been featured in other webinars and publications.
Recently LiveCA became Canada’s first virtual CPA Pre-approved Program for training students. This is a significant step forward for the CPA profession in Canada. This program allows CPA students to satisfy all of the practical experience requirements online rather than in a classroom. Traditionally, Canadian Pre-approved Programs have been brick and mortar offices however, LiveCA’s status as the first virtual firm to receive this approval represents a sign of change in the marketplace. The Canadian CPA profession is open to new business models and new ways of thinking.
Despite its new status as an official training office, the team at LiveCA have always been big believers in investing in education. LiveCA has a dedicated training team whose role is to create structured Xero training programs for customers, stay on top of software updates and conduct detailed internal reviews. All of LiveCA’s employees are Xero certified and all associates meet on a bi-weekly basis with their technical director to stay up to date on any process changes with software developments and improvements that are constantly happening in the marketplace.
We’re excited about the work LiveCA LLP is doing with Xero and their clients and are looking forward to seeing this relationship continue to add value to both the accounting profession as a whole and the small business landscape in Canada.
Connect with LiveCA: http://www.liveca.ca/