Technology is reshaping the way we work and is changing the way we train and develop our people. We’ve seen education disrupted by people like Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, who are bringing education online and globally changing the nature of learning and its accessibility in the process.
Using digital tools and media, Xero has invested in a best-in-class Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver industry-leading educational content relevant to the differing needs of accountants and bookkeepers and their practices.
We want to empower accountants and bookkeepers in an industry that is constantly evolving, which is why I’m proud to announce that in late September we’ll be launching a new personalized Xero Certification for our partners using an enriched platform.
The new way to get certified
Developed from the best practices of Xero Advisor experts around the world, the new online Certification breaks down real-life, scenario-based content into modules to allow the user to choose those most relevant to helping them succeed as an accountant or bookkeeper.
There is a direct correlation with the growth of a practice and the more people their practice has Xero certified. We’re seeing this first-hand with entire firms investing the time to get all of their people certified and reaping the rewards.
They’re reducing the time spent on compliance work by becoming more efficient and allowing for them to utilize their experience to help their small business clients thrive.
We’re investing heavily in education and training so that we can support our customers to be even more successful in an industry that is transforming.
A Xero partner, Stephen Paul, managing director of Valued Accountancy Services in the UK says, “Xero Education has been vital in the up-skilling of our practice. We now have the expertise in not just Xero the product, but also the benefits of operating in the cloud. We are able to service clients more quickly by having the relevant information at our fingertips. But not just more quickly, we are able to condense the time it takes to provide real added value services as everything is real-time. I would say that this time saving is the equivalent of two full-time members of staff.”
Available at the end of September, Xero’s Partner Certification offers:
- Flexible options to choose between self-paced, live webinars or classroom options that fit within your schedule
- Customize your path to complete Certification that aligns with the accounting and bookkeeping work you do on a daily basis
- Real-life scenarios based on best practices from Xero Advisors around the world
- Interactive hands-on activities to reinforce knowledge as you learn rather than a comprehensive test at the end
- Fast track your Certification with a ‘challenge out’ option for more experienced users to move through Certification quickly
Xero’s new certification will help accountants and bookkeepers tailor their own training and education. Take your knowledge to the next level in a way that’s efficient and rewarding for you.