Bookkeepers leading as experts in the app space

November 26, 2021

Xero and First Class Accounts are empowering their franchisees to become bookkeeping experts

First Class Accounts pride ourselves on supporting and training our bookkeepers to the highest calibre. Clients can tell First Class Accounts bookkeepers for their quality client service, technology know-how and innovative problem solving.

These opportunities are possible thanks to partnerships with the best innovative companies and software providers from around Australia.

That’s where Xero stands out. It is the only major accounting software that was built solely in the cloud.

Here we speak with Kerry Bowden, Partner Success Manager at Xero. Kerry shares her insights into how Xero and First Class Accounts deliver the best in client service.

Bookkeepers can make things more efficient and seamless with the help of technology

Xero was designed with the small business owner in mind and we consider ourselves a small business platform. Our software includes elements of gamification, so it’s really pleasing software to navigate.

Xero offers connections to banks, ATO, other software and API, and provides hundreds of connected apps in the Xero app library. Because Xero is built in the cloud, bookkeepers are not limited by device or location, with great flexibility to make remote servicing very achievable.

Xero champions bookkeepers

I have worked with First Class Accounts for five years. I’m a big advocate of bookkeepers. The data shows that small businesses are far more likely to succeed when they have an advisor, bookkeeper or accountant connected to their Xero organisation.

The bookkeepers have such a close relationship with their clients on a day-to-day basis. They are heavily involved with the small business owners and provide expertise on tracking inventory, ensuring accurate payroll rates, and reconciling everything from bank accounts to debtors and creditors.

Bookkeeping critical to business transformation and growth

Our main objective is to guarantee the bookkeepers who partner with us have all the right tools to support their clients in the most effective way.

With the Xero app library, we see bookkeepers going beyond data entry services to be critical to clients’ business transformation and growth.

Xero loves working with First Class Accounts

Over the years, I have conducted training and workshops for bookkeepers and franchisee owners. I have also provided one-on-one support.

“First Class Accounts training programs are so detailed and professional. They are the most highly trained and efficient franchise group of bookkeepers in Australia.”

It’s our honour to partner with such an incredible group of individuals who are all experts in their field.

The future of bookkeeping looks bright

I see so much opportunity for modern-day bookkeepers who embrace the integrated app space. New apps are being added to the Xero app marketplace almost daily.

There is so much knowledge and expertise bookkeepers can offer small businesses. It is a really exciting time.  

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