We’re a Xero Platinum Partner… Should you care?

It’s official, we’re now a Xero Platinum Partner. 

Xero is a leading cloud accounting software, providing real-time insights into your business. With the ability to host your data in the cloud, paying bills, completing VAT returns, and claiming expenses has never been easier. 

It also offers a partnership programme, giving accountancy firms that utilise it, a ranking ranging from bronze to platinum. Ascendis has achieved the highest ranking, Platinum, due to the high number of clients we have moved from traditional accounting, to Xero’s cloud based service. 

That all sounds great, but what does it mean? 

It means that we enjoy a great relationship with Xero, taking advantage of their training and accreditation programmes, while helping our clients move their accounts to a cloud based solution. Giving them easy access to all their financial matters, on mobile, tablet, or desktop. 

It also allows us to take advantage of this too, giving us the flexibility to help our clients grow their business.

Why does this matter? 

The truth is that it doesn’t, not really. In reality, we still offer the same great service we did when we were Silver or Gold members. What it does is give our clients the confidence that we have successfully helped a large number of companies adapt to a modern way of accounting. 

But, let’s be honest. You shouldn’t be selecting your accountant based on colour coded levels of excellence. Instead, you should take the time to get to know them and determine whether they would be a good fit based on the culture and future growth plans of your business. Here’s a few examples of questions you should be asking your next accountant. 

  • How well do they know your industry? 
  • Do they have examples of clients successes within your industry? 
  • What are their growth plans? 
  • What can they do for you? 

While these may sound simple, the answers will mean much more to you than a cloud software ranking. 

Being a Xero Platinum Partner is more for us. To showcase that we are doing the best for our clients day in, day out. 

For more information about how we can help your business take that next step, or first, contact us today.