Media releasePublished on 17 August 2023

Xero expands relationship with US PKF firm & related entity

PKF Mueller and Mueller dotKonnect sign global agreement, making Xero the preferred accounting software for clients

DENVER, August 16, 2023 - Xero, the global small business platform, today announced PKF US firm - PKF Mueller and Mueller dotKonnect (MdK), a separate yet related firm - have signed up to the Xero and PKF Global partnership agreement, first announced last year.

This means Xero becomes the preferred accounting solution for PKF Mueller and MdK and their small-to-medium business clients, and underpins the benefits of adopting cloud accounting into practices.

“Leadership at PKF Mueller and MdK both recognize the significance of our teams embracing and harnessing the power of cloud accounting solutions, which are widely adopted by our clients and colleagues worldwide,” said David Nissen, CEO of PKF Mueller. “Xero is an exceptional platform that empowers our clients, especially those engaged in international business, to make better business decisions with quality, insight-driven solutions.”

Xero supports the PKF network both domestically and internationally, working with their partners and customers to create a people-first approach to serving small businesses. With both a global strategy and a local implementation, teams are able to align their combined dedication to cloud services and similar values seamlessly.

"The accounting profession’s utilization of cloud applications has matured quite a bit, not only in terms of technology tools but also within the mindset of SMB clients,” said Phani Illapakurty, President of Mueller dotKonnect. “Xero has outperformed some of the other solutions in terms of user experience, functionality, reporting, and support. A big differentiator we noticed is the proactive engagement from Xero's US management team to help us help our clients better, faster, and more efficiently."

To ensure specialization and expertise in Xero, both PKF Mueller and MdK have taken the proactive approach of initiating the Xero certification process for more than 30 team members.

“We’re thrilled to be able to continue our working relationship with PKF through PKF Mueller and through Mueller dotKonnect, an affiliated but separate firm, working to deliver high-quality, scalable results across their entire organizations,” said David Bell, EGM of Global Partner Sales at Xero. “Maintaining a continued focus on the people behind the small businesses is what has aligned our two companies, and makes this partnership seamless across entities.”

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About Xero

Xero is a global small business platform with 3.7 million subscribers which includes a core accounting solution, payroll, workforce management, expenses and projects. Xero also has an extensive ecosystem of connected apps and connections to banks and other financial institutions helping small businesses access a range of solutions from within Xero’s open platform to help them run their business and manage their finances. For four consecutive years (2020-2023) Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In 2021 and 2022, Xero was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), powered by the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Xero is a FIFA Women’s Football partner.

About PKF Mueller

PKF Mueller is an award-winning full-service certified public accounting and business advisory firm serving clients both domestically and internationally. Since its 1968 founding, the Firm has significantly grown and currently serves clients from three offices in the Chicago-area and an office in Sarasota, employing more than 200 employees led by 30 partners. The Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, and business advisory services.

PKF Mueller is a member firm of the PKF International Limited family of legally independent firms and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of any individual member or correspondent firm or firms.

About Mueller dotKonnectMueller dotKonnect LLC (MdK) is a business process (finance, accounting, tax, payroll) outsourcing firm (BPO) with a proven method to transform, manage and empower organizations with an optimal balance of people, process and technology. MdK services a wide range of clients from start-ups to large enterprises across diverse industries (for-profit and non-profit).

Mueller dotKonnect is a related entity of PKF Mueller, an award-winning CPA & Business Advisory Firm.

Mueller dotKonnect is not a CPA firm.

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