Do you need a Melbourne Xero Bookkeeper?
Are you looking for a Melbourne Xero Bookkeeper? Your search is over! At Off The Hook Bookkeeping, we love using Xero Accounting Software!
It’s not only a well designed and powerful program, but it’s also well supported. So it makes bookkeeping easier and more effective for you and your bookkeeper.
Who wants to wrestle with software? Not us! And definitely not you!
Please read on as we discuss the details of Xero, what it is, what a Xero Bookkeeper is and does, what this means for you, and more!
What is Xero Accounting Software?
Xero is an accounting program that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing you to keep your accounts up-to-date and accessible. It has an intuitive (AI) and easy-to-use interface, but that’s only part of it. It allows full control over your finances, when you pay your bills and invoices, when you issue your invoices – which can be paid online, keep track of your inventory, and gives full control and transparency over payroll!
You can connect Xero directly to your bank, Stripe or PayPal statements, which feed the debits and credits into your file. But don’t worry, if you’re concerned about privacy and data-security, it can not access your bank account so as to allow the transfer money.
And of course it wouldn’t be so widely used among Australian small-to-medium business if it couldn’t handle GST! Which of course it does!
With all this data flowing through it, Xero has excellent security features, keeping you and your information safe from electronic fraud – which is critical to prevent hackers from stealing your hard earned money.
Back in 2006, when Xero software was created – the software was simply known as Accounting 2.0, but for various reasons, the name was changed to Xero. Much snappier to say (and write), I must agree. Rod Drury and Hamish Edwards, two clever Kiwis, weren’t satisfied with the software of day and so they embarked on a journey of creating Xero, with a vision of contributing to opening up more job opportunities to our fellow Australians, by supporting small-to-medium business.
And it worked for us! We are one of the millions of small businesses that wouldn’t be operating today, 100% virtual, if it weren’t for the invention of a software that allowed us to work live, and online with our clients.
Xero changed the world; and the world of business and accounting is better for it! It has now been 13 years since Xero was created – a long time in the world of software. Xero has stood the test of time, and is subscribed to by over one million Australians and New Zealanders.
It has made a positive impact on the economies of both Australia and New Zealand, as it helps small business and medium business keep the accounts up to day and reconciled. This makes the life of a Bookkeeper much easier, and keeping track of where all the money is, where the money has come from, and where the money is going, that much easier.
Isn’t that what technology is supposed to do – make our lives easier! Xero does make life easier, for us, and our clients. And we are grateful for its contribution to our world.
Xero is available as a mobile app for both iOS and Android, for keeping everything up to date when you are out and about. Excellent!
What is a Xero Bookkeeper?
Now that you know what Xero Accounting Software is, you will have already guessed what a Xero Bookkeeper is. Yup! It’s a Bookkeeper who’s highly skilled at using Xero! And a Melbourne Xero Bookkeeper is one from your favourite sunny city in Australia! 😉
Now, don’t get me wrong, Xero is a well-designed piece of software. But just like everything, the instrument is only part of the equation. Imagine you bought a $10,000 piano – you wouldn’t automatically become a talented pianist, making beautiful music with it, and getting the most value from your purchase. You simply wouldn’t be able to use it to do everything it’s capable of.
Or, let’s say you decked yourself out in Milwaukee, Dewalt, Hard Yakka, FXD. Filling your toolbox with hammers, spanners, screwdrivers, nail-gun, tape measure, spirit-level and set-square. And kitting yourself out in some steel caps, and those fashionable stretch work pants that all the cool kids are wearing in the tradie scene these days, you rocked up on a building site in your new Ford Ranger.
Does that mean you’ll be able to build a house, if you don’t have at least 5 years on-the-job training? No chance!
Xero is no different! And that is why getting an excellent Xero Bookkeeper to help your business run successfully is such a great investment. And not just a bookkeeper, but a Registered BAS agent is a bookkeeper who has at least 4 years on-the-job training, and is certified by the ATO/Tax Practitioners Board.
Your business will be making a beautiful sound when you engage our services!
What does Xero do for you?
So how does all this information about Xero help you?
Your business finances will be seen as they truly are. Scary? Perhaps! But if you are out of shape would you want to know?
Or would you prefer to trust your own reflection in the mirror which is skewed because you can look at yourself from the angle that makes you look 10x handsome?
No! You wouldn’t! You aren’t in business to pretend you’re doing better than you thought. You’re in business because you had a goal, and deceiving yourself is not going to make that dream a reality.
What if your business is already in shape?
Excellent! And you will be able to move forwards from there, and either improve the quality, or the size of your business. Or sell it as everything is shape shape and ready to go!
What does Xero mean for us?
Back in 2014, our CEO & founder, Amy Hooke had completed some travelling around the World and thought about her financial future. Amy had been involved in bookkeeping since her mid-teens on her Dad’s various businesses.
It seemed a waste to throw away all that expertise. Xero Accounting Software caught her eye. It was totally fresh and modern! Instead of having to work the software, the software worked for you!
This was the new beginning that Amy needed. Armed with Xero, Amy launched Off The Hook Bookkeeping, and was having a ball getting business clients accounts in order and addressing inefficiencies.
Not only did Xero re-ignite Amy’s passion for bookkeeping, but Amy then created her own website, and her Bookkeeper friends wanted Amy to make them websites too. This progressed into her second business: The Savvy Bookkeeper – a business mentor service for Bookkeepers, to enhance their business, perfect their business offering, find their niche, and engage with clients in the industries they enjoy working for.
Xero Accounting software helped spark all of that; and we’ve helped literally hundreds of Bookkeepers to transform their business and changed their life in the process.
Who would have thought that modern accounting software could be involved in all that?
That is our take on being a Melbourne Xero Bookkeeper. Over to you….
Thank you for reading this post. I hope it has made it clear to you what a Xero Bookkeeper is, what Xero Accounting software does, and how it can and will make a positive change in your small-to-medium business.
Having your accounts up to date will help give you a firm financial footing because you’ll understand what’s actually going on in your business from a financial standpoint. As well as knowing the facts and figures, from the information you will be able to make sound decisions made on solid data. You can identify where you’re leaking money, and fix it. You can identify where you are making money, and leverage it.
Going off your feelings and intuition is still an important part of running any business, but being able to connect that with your financial reality is essential to not only keeping your business afloat, but to actually flourish (in quality) and even expand (in quantity) if that is something you are interested in doing.
Xero Accounting Software, and a skilled Melbourne Xero Bookkeeper will help do all of this for your business!
When you engage with Off The Hook Bookkeeping’s Bookkeeping Services to be your Xero Bookkeeper, we can help straighten out your accounts, enhance your business and love working for yourself.
If we sound like the Xero Bookkeeper you have been waiting for, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Thank you for your time, and feel free to join us as we enjoy Xero!