Transform your practice in five steps

Be more productive with beautiful cloud accounting software. Join South African accountants and bookkeepers already thriving with Xero.

Exclusive offer: Sign up to the partner programme now and your clients save 50% for 3 months.

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Step 1. Become a Xero partner

Be more productive with Xero. Clients code, you analyse and advise – it’s an efficient way to work that makes it easy to add value. Get started by joining the Xero partner programme.

It’s easy and free, and when you reach bronze partner status, you'll unlock exclusive perks.

Partner with Xero

Step 2. Get certified for free

Being certified demonstrates your Xero expertise and brings you one step closer to bronze partner status. You can learn at your own pace or in webinars and get certified in as little as a day.


It’s easy to certify multiple advisors and, once you’ve added five Xero clients – new clients will be able to find you on the advisor directory.

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Step 3. Choose your first Xero clients

Though any small business will benefit from Xero, it’s important to carefully select your first clients. Here are a few pointers to help you get it right as a new partner.

Want to migrate a large number of clients? No problem. Contact our partner team at partnerteam@xero.com – we’ll be happy to advise and assist.

Work with internal clients first to enjoy efficiency gains without needing clients to change their processes.

Consider clients who do their own bookkeeping – they’ll be primed to take advantage of Xero’s streamlined way of working.

Moving clients from Sage? Our conversion partner Cloud Convert will migrate your clients and their historical data.

Step 4. Select plans to fit your clients

Xero business editions: for any small business

Starter US$20 / mo

Great for micro businesses with a few transactions each month.

  • Unlimited users

  • Send 5 quotes & invoices

  • Reconcile bank transactions

Standard US$30 / mo

For small businesses, complete with all the features you’d expect.

  • Unlimited users

  • Send quotes & invoices

  • Reconcile bank transactions

Premium US$40 / mo

For small businesses that need to work across multiple currencies.

  • Unlimited users

  • Send quotes & invoices

  • Reconcile bank transactions

  • Multi-currency accounting

Partner editions: only for your clients

Xero Ledger US$3 / mo

Perfect for clients who only need annual accounts preparation.

  • Read-only client access

  • Import bank statements

  • Reconcile bank transactions

Xero Cashbook US$12 / mo

Designed for clients who don’t need invoicing.

  • Limited client access

  • Automatic bank feeds

  • Monitor budget & performance

Step 5. Learn and grow with Xero

Get free resources online that bring you up to Xero-speed in a flash. From written guides to video tutorials, you’ll find all the information you need to help you and your clients thrive with Xero.

Learn how to get the most out of Xero with Xero learning and Xero TV

Get help on all things Xero at 
Xero Central

Bronze partners unlock exclusive perks

Small business leads

Get a listing on our advisor directory, where small businesses are searching for advisors like you.

Dedicated account manager

Get the support and information you need to grow from your own specialist account manager.

Enablement experts

Helping you make a speedy, seamless transition from your previous accounting package to Xero.

Marketing support

Our team of experts is here to help with almost anything – any time of day, any day of the week.

24/7 support

Our team of experts is here to help with almost anything – any time of day, any day of the week.

Live and online learning

Upskill with training and events so you and your clients can get the most out of Xero

Get 50% off for three months

To help you get started, we're giving your new clients 50% off any Xero business edition plan for three months. Sign up to the partner programme and we'll get in touch with your exclusive promo code.*

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*The Xero partner programme is for accountants and bookkeepers within a practice or firm