Save time and grow your practice when you become a Xero partner

The Xero partner programme is free, and open to accountants and bookkeepers in practice.

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Three reasons to switch to Xero

  1. Collaboration between you and your client
  2. Cloud-based so you can work anywhere
  3. Less manual work and fewer errors = Time savings for your practice

Get closer to your client's with cloud-based software. With Xero, you can work together on the same set of financial data at the same time, from anywhere, making it easier to collaborate and make informed business decisions. Log in using your laptop, phone or tablet and get a real-time view of any client’s accounts.

What’s in it for you?

Join the Xero partner programme and enjoy these benefits:

Free accounting products

Get free software to use in your practice and get access to Xero Cashbook and Xero Ledger, available only to Xero partners.

Free learning and resources

Our dedicated education team offers regular onsite courses, live webinars and video guides so you can do even more in Xero.

Convert your clients for free

Migrate Sage or QuickBooks clients quickly and easily through Movemybooks and we’ll cover the cost.


Hubdoc is the time-saving data capture solution that comes free with Xero business edition plans (Starter, Standard and Premium).

Tax done just like that

Save time, reduce errors, and cut costs with Xero Tax, our start-to-finish accounts production and tax software that comes free with Xero business edition plans (Starter, Standard and Premium).

Attract new clients

Get noticed by 1000s of prospective clients as a recognised Xero partner, plus show off your Xero status and qualifications.

Head and shoulders photo of Georgi Rollings, Director of Starfish Accounting

“The Xero partner consulting team helped us to understand the challenges of MTD and how we can streamline our practice to become more efficient moving to the cloud. If you're still using spreadsheets and bridging software, then you are spending more time on a given task than you really need to and producing something that's not the same value of output – being a Xero partner is a no-brainer.”

– Georgi Rollings, Director of Starfish Accounting

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get started after joining the Xero partner programme?

Once you’ve joined the Xero partner programme, we’ll get in touch to help get you started. You’ll get access to an array of benefits such as bespoke education and resources, subscription discounts, free Xero subscription to run your practice which includes unlimited Xero Payroll, Xero Projects, Xero Expenses and Pay with TransferWise and a free listing on our Xero advisor directory listing to help businesses find you and much more.

Always know, we’re here to help with every step of your Xero journey. You'll have a dedicated account manager to support you, access to Xero partner consultants for client data conversions and technical accounting queries.

Can I import my client’s data into Xero?

Yes you can. It’s very straightforward and we can do most of it for you. Xero gives you the flexibility of either doing it yourself by importing your current data from Excel, spreadsheets or any other software, or simply use our conversion service with Movemybooks - free to you as a Xero partner.

For groups of clients our data migration team will work closely with you to ensure the migration is as seamless as possible.

Can I use Xero for my practice?

Yes, as a Xero partner you have a free Xero subscription to use for your own books, including unlimited use of Xero Expenses, Xero Payroll and Xero Projects. You’ll also get access to Xero HQ – a central hub for all your client and practice data, activities and reporting. All designed to bring your data together in one simple, easy to navigate place.

What support is available?

When you and your clients use Xero products, a dedicated Account Manager will be at hand to help you reach your business goals. We have a trained and experienced accounting education team to help show you all the efficiencies of Xero, develop specialisations, and ways for you to become an expert advisor.

Flexible training and education options are also available. You can watch pre-recorded webinars at any time or join live webinars and courses hosted by our Xero experts and education team, getting certified and earning badges that show your expertise.

Xero also offers unlimited support 24/7 from our customer support team. When you're looking for answers, simply start by searching in Xero Central.

Our online community is also at hand, ask questions, share ideas, and solve issues with other Xero partners and our Xero product experts.

Become a Xero partner

Join the Xero community of accountants and bookkeepers. Collaborate with your peers, support your clients and boost your practice.