Xero Awards New Zealand 2022 FAQs

Here are answers to common questions about the Xero Awards, including how to enter and what you could win.

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I’m an accountant or bookkeeper, or an app partner. How can I nominate our business for a Xero Award?

You’ll need to put together a Xero Awards entry and submit it no later than 11:59 PM Monday 8 August 2022.. There are five questions per category that you need to answer with a maximum of 300 words per question. Writing a Xero Awards entry can be fun and a great opportunity to get the team together and reflect on what you’ve achieved over the last year. Once you’ve drafted your entry, head to awards.xero.com to submit your nomination.

Has anything changed from the 2021 Xero Awards?

We have changed the full-time equivalent employee criteria for the Small, Medium and Large Accounting Partner of the Year awards to better reflect the industry. Here’s an overview of what’s changed:

Small Accounting Partner of the Year

2022 NEW: The Xero partner must have 1 to 8 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

2021: The Xero partner must have 1 to 10 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

Medium Accounting Partner of the Year

2022 NEW: The Xero partner must have 9 to 24 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

2021: The Xero partner must have 11 to 40 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

Large Accounting Partner of the Year

2022 NEW: The Xero partner must have 25+ full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

2021: The Xero partner must have 41+ full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), which includes outsourced employees if it’s a stable team of people.

Are there any new award categories for 2022?

No. There are 11 categories for Xero Awards New Zealand 2022, all of which are the same as last year:

  • Small Accounting Partner of the Year
  • Medium Accounting Partner of the Year
  • Large Accounting Partner of the Year
  • National Partner of the Year
  • Bookkeeping Partner of the Year
  • Advisory Partner of the Year
  • Vertical Partner of the Year
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Emerging App Partner of the Year
  • App Partner of the Year
  • App Integrator of the Year

When will the finalists be announced?

Finalists will be announced on Thursday 1 September 2022.

I work with an accountant or bookkeeper. How can I nominate them for a People’s Choice Award?

It’s easy to nominate your advisor. Simply go to the People’s Choice Award page and tell us why they deserve to win.

Where and when will the Xero Awards celebration event take place?

Details of this year's Xero Awards event will be announced shortly. Rest assured it will be an amazing event. It’s another great reason to get involved and nominate yourself!

2022 prize pack

What’s included in the winner’s prize pack?

We’re really excited to introduce a great prize pack for our winners this year. Here’s what's included:

  • $5,000 towards a team celebration with your Xero account manager
  • $5,000 marketing boost program delivered by Bizink
  • Winner certificate and trophy to celebrate your achievement
  • Bragging rights for the year
  • Digital assets to promote your win
  • Xero goodies for your office and team

Can you tell me more about the $5,000 Bizink prize pack?

Absolutely! We’re excited to partner with Bizink to provide each category winner with a marketing boost package. The package includes a 90-120 minute strategy session where Bizink will assess your current marketing situation and business goals. From there, Bizink will put together a marketing plan to help achieve those goals. Finally, to assist in executing the plan, Bizink will create one high value marketing asset for you. This could be anything from creating an ebook to providing content you can use on social media, in newsletters, and in other key marketing channels.

How easy is it to submit a Xero Award nomination?

Submitting a Xero Awards nomination is pretty simple. For accountants and bookkeepers, there are 7 award categories to choose from, each with only 5 questions and a maximum of 300 words per question. Take a look at the categories, criteria and entry questions.

If you’re a small business wanting to nominate your accountant or bookkeeper, you just need to share a few details about yourself and tell us why your advisor deserves to win the People’s Choice Award. Nominate them now.

Why should we nominate ourselves for a Xero Award?

There are so many reasons to nominate your practice or company for a Xero Award including:

  • It’s an opportunity to reflect on your achievements and bring them to light
  • Your clients will feel validated that they’re with a Xero partner who’s happy to step up and be recognised
  • If you’re a finalist or winner, your award-winning status is a great talking point when you’re trying to win new business, and it can help you build brand awareness
  • There’s a truly awesome prize pack to win
  • You get to attend the invite-only Xero Awards celebration

All this can be yours only if you’re in to win. Nominate yourself now!

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