When it comes to offering accounting solutions to meet the growing and changing needs of our clients, ATKG understands it’s our job to stay up-to-date with the latest technology in accounting. Recently, several ATKG team members became Certified Advisors for Xero Accounting – a cloud-based accounting software platform for small and medium-sized businesses.
Since making its way to the U.S., this New Zealand based software company has given QuickBooks and Sage a run for their money when it comes to market share growth and customer service excellence. Another key driver to their success is that Xero Accounting stores financial data in the cloud on a single unified ledger, allowing users to work in the same set of books regardless of location or operating system. Key features of Xero include automatic bank and credit card account feeds, invoicing, accounts payable, expense claims, fixed asset depreciation, purchase orders, payroll, and standard business and management reporting. In addition, it offers a free application programming interface that enables users of the platform and 3rd-party software vendors to integrate external applications with Xero. To-date, over 275 3rd-party software vendors have built Xero add-ons.
Fast Company magazine awarded Xero its Innovation by Design award and stated that the design is simple and makes it easy for users to get an at-a-glance idea of real time financial situations.
When asked about becoming a Xero Certified Advisor, Carla Newman, a Certified Public Bookkeeper for ATKG stated, “We’re committed to exploring new technologies that are innovative and change the way we do business. It’s how we provide the elevated level of customer excellence our clients have come to expect from us”.