Advanced Tips for Partners

Posted on June 18, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

As you progress through your journey with Xero, it can be helpful to learn more about advanced features to set your practice up for success. Whether you are looking for more ways to save time, tips you can share with clients, or how to get the most out of the Xero App Marketplace – our Education team is here to help.  Education Month is running in Asia for the month of June with one of our most popular webinars covering … Continue reading “Advanced Tips for Partners”

ApprovalMax: Streamline your budget and expense approvals

Posted on June 10, 2021Categories Advisors, Apps, Bookkeepers, Small business

Xero connects with over 1,000 apps that help small businesses and their advisors succeed. Each month we celebrate an app partner who stands out for helping small businesses thrive. Find out more about becoming a Xero app partner here. Congratulations to our June app partner of the month, ApprovalMax – a sophisticated approval automation app for sales invoices, bills, purchase orders (POs) and more. Co-founder and Director of Operations, Helmut Heptner, tells us how ApprovalMax helps businesses save time and … Continue reading “ApprovalMax: Streamline your budget and expense approvals”

Build your brand with social media

Posted on June 10, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

The internet is where people are going to find you or your company and form their perceptions of your brand. So – what should you consider when building your brand on social media? As part of Xero’s Education Month, we’ve pulled together our top tips and considerations. For more in-depth information and a chance to ask questions, register here to join our Build your brand with social media session. Why use social media? Before we go into the how, let’s … Continue reading “Build your brand with social media”

Leading innovation to drive small business economic recovery

Posted on June 4, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Become 2021, sponsored by Mastercard and powered by The Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Business Innovation Index, recently interviewed business leaders from Australia and New Zealand companies to determine how they are innovating to better serve their customers. The data was collated to create the Become 2021: Business Through Adversity. I was pleased to be able to share Xero’s perspective on the topic and explain how we continued to innovate for our customers and partners, during COVID-19. The resulting report: … Continue reading “Leading innovation to drive small business economic recovery”

Making VAT Digital: How greater digitisation is changing the game for PKF Ignite

Posted on June 4, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Product

We’ve already seen the transformational role that digitisation can have on businesses. One area it can make a real difference is tax. Expanding the taxpayer base is a vital step in the long-term development of our economy, and tech has a key role to play.  Recent tax statistics from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) revealed a higher tax collection rate in December 2020 for personal income tax and corporate tax than the previous year. Similarly, eFiling accounted for 81.2% … Continue reading “Making VAT Digital: How greater digitisation is changing the game for PKF Ignite”

Kung Fu Accounting: Blending ethics with numbers for community impact

Posted on May 28, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

The last year has drawn attention to the resilience of the human spirit, as evidenced by this year’s Xero Awards.  This year we introduced two new awards, one of which is the Community Impact Award. Judged by The Samaritans, the award celebrates accountants making a real difference in their communities – particularly during a tough year. We were delighted to announce Stroud based firm Kung Fu Accounting (KFA) as the first recipient of this special award.  Here’s a look at … Continue reading “Kung Fu Accounting: Blending ethics with numbers for community impact”

Meet five US Xero partners who balance the books and their passions

Posted on May 28, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

After wrapping up another never-ending tax season, there’s plenty for accountants and bookkeepers to celebrate this year. The days of deadlines and late nights are behind us, so cheers to all of the accountants, CPAs, tax preparers and bookkeepers who have worked tirelessly throughout tax season! We hope you have time to recharge, recover and reflect.   For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, tax season is likely the only time you communicate with an accountant, CPA, tax preparer, or bookkeeper … Continue reading “Meet five US Xero partners who balance the books and their passions”

STP is changing this EOFY: What do Australia’s advisors need to know?

Posted on May 22, 2021May 22, 2021Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers

As an accountant or bookkeeper, you might consider yourself an old hat when it comes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) by now. The ATO initiative has been around for nearly two and half years to help employers establish real-time digital payroll reporting including salaries, wages, PAYG withholding tax and superannuation information. With STP having been rolled out in stages, some small businesses have been offered exemptions from the initial deadlines. That is, up until now.  This EOFY, most small business … Continue reading “STP is changing this EOFY: What do Australia’s advisors need to know?”