Xero – making your life easier

Xero is an online accounting software package designed specifically for SMEs and is, quite literally, taking the small business world by storm.

Xero allows organisations and their accountants and bookkeepers to work smarter and faster together, with simultaneous access to both the detail of accounts and to management reports. All information can be completely up-to-date, available via PC, tablet, smart phone or Mac.

Hudson is a Xero certified bookkeeper and accountant in Nailsea, Bristol

As we’re a silver-rated Xero accountant in Bristol, engaging Hudson as your accountancy partner gives you full access to the software.

Xero allows you to:

  • run your business from anywhere
  • reconcile accounts
  • send invoices online (and get updated when they’re opened)
  • create and manage quotes, turning them into invoices when you complete the work
  • receive and pay bills
  • create and pay expense claims
  • reconcile your accounts in seconds (Xero imports and categorises your latest bank transactions)
  • review your balance sheets at the click of the mouse
  • view and share reports in real time
  • add on other business apps to run your online shop, take payments, control stock, projects and complete time recording

Our Xero certified adviser status also allows us to review your accounts with you, providing real-time business advice. Your data is completely secure, even if you lose your computer or other device. Xero is fully password-protected, customisable by user access and has the latest online security software.

If you need help with your Xero conversion, we’re on hand with experience and expertise. We can even copy transaction and contact data from your existing software! But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what one of our clients who has recently moved to Xero has to say:

“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.” Jill poole, Gordon Poole Agency.