Why we love Xero

It’s simple, smart and secure, enabling you to run your business anytime, from anywhere with an internet-connected device. It allows you to understand your real time cash position, know how you’re doing financially with daily updates from your bank accounts and credit cards. You can collaborate with your accountant, bookkeeper and team. Payments are faster with smarter cash flow, as you can easily create and send invoices with online payments and invoice reminders for quicker payments. And it’s safe, Xero backs up your data and protects it with multiple layers of security including industry-standard data encryption and secure data centers. It also offer two-step authentication as an additional layer of protection for your Xero account. Features include:

• Automated bank feeds
• Bank reconciliation
• Invoicing and billing
• Sales tax reporting
• End of month management reporting
• End of year financial reporting
• Budget and variance reporting
• Expense claims
• Contact management
• Fixed assets
• Multi-currency
• Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Jill Poole, director of the Gordon Poole Agency, had to say about their recent switch to Xero;

“Originally established in 1963, the agency is the UK’s longest established talent agency and speaker bureau. We’re a family business, and we provide guest speakers, celebrities and talent for events and media projects around the world.

We decided last year that we needed to move our business accounts online. This coincided with the decision that we would like to work with an accountancy firm nearer to our business premises and one that could help us with the transfer to online accounts. We knew of Della as both our businesses are members of Bristol Sport’s Lansdown Business Club. On visiting the web site of Hudson Accountants, we were delighted to see that they offered Xero as part of their services. It all seemed to fall into place. After our initial meeting with Della and her team, it was agreed that we would work together and our accounts would be migrated from paper to Xero.

I have to admit, the idea of migrating to online accounting was slightly daunting, but I learnt to concentrate on what I knew, rather than be overwhelmed with what I didn’t know. I was trained in Xero by Maralyn from Hudson Accountants, whose patience and cheerfulness knew no bounds. She assured me that everything would fall into place and that I would soon be flying solo on Xero without her help. And she was right, it did all fall into place, it’s a great system.

There is a rumour that I recently went on holiday and issued invoices for our business from the Middle East, but I’m not that conscientious – I left instructions back in the office for somebody else to do that, and they managed very well. All in all, I have to say that Xero works really well for us, and I’m so glad that we moved over. It’s also great working with Della and her friendly, knowledgeable team and I hope to do so for many years to come.”

We offer our clients the full range of Xero services, including set-up, training and ongoing support. If you aren’t yet using Xero and would like to know more please give us a call.

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