Alex Hartley


Xero Course: Bookkeeping and Cloud Accounting Software for Businesses and Accountants

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Manage Billable Expenses With Xero

Introduction: What Is Xero?

Welcome to JacRox, a brand division of Jack Ross Chartered Accountants in Manchester. We are dedicated to offering expert Xero services to a wide variety of clients, from sole traders to large corporations. If you are in need of state-of-the-art cloud accounting software, use the contact form on the right and one of our JacRox team will be in touch to discuss next steps.

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software designed to simplify day-to-day bookkeeping tasks for businesses, accountants, and bookkeepers. From invoicing clients to generating financial reports, Xero offers a one-stop solution for all your accounting needs. If you are an accountant looking to streamline your bookkeeping processes, Xero is your go-to platform.

What Xero Offers Your Business for Day-to-Day Bookkeeping

Invoicing and Accounts Receivable

Xero makes the invoicing process straightforward. You can create and send invoices directly to clients and even receive payments online. This feature is particularly handy for accountants managing multiple clients.

Payroll Account Management

Managing payroll is a critical aspect of bookkeeping. Xero offers a robust payroll system that not only automates salary payments but also takes care of tax calculations.

Bank Reconciliation

Xero provides a seamless bank reconciliation feature. You can sync your business bank account with Xero to keep track of transactions and ensure that your financials are up-to-date.

Expense Management

With Xero, you can maintain a record of all business expenses, making it easier to manage accounts payable and prepare for tax season.

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Jack Ross is based in Manchester and provides tax planning and Xero accounts. They are a long-standing and well-regarded firm with an excellent reputation. They provide their clients with exceptional service and a wealth of advice. I have no hesitation in using their professional services.

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Jack Ross has been my accountants since I set up my business in 2016. From the outset I was helped with advice, support and encouragement. I cannot commend them highly enough. Always on hand to answer any question and responsive to any changes in the economy which might concern their clients. I don’t have to worry about the financial side of my business as all of that is taken care of and dealt with by Umar and the brilliant team. If you are looking for a top class accountancy firm which maintains the personal touch they are for you!

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I can confidently recommend Jack Ross Accountants. They are continually improving their service, greatly benefiting our company as well as me personally. The team at Jack Ross have helped suggest and set up innovative accounting software, adding training and support. This alone has been a massive step towards having more control and understanding of our company finances.

J 13/08/2018

We have enjoyed a solid and constructive relationship with JackRoss and Can highly recommend them for accountancy services.

We have been working with Jack Ross for over two years and the service has been fantastic. They have a great and knowledgable team who have taken good care of us and our accounts.

Meeting to review annual accounts and discuss future plans. Very productive as they definitely talk my language - on reflection probably the best such meeting in recent years. Many thanks Umar and Jamie

Jack Ross has serviced my Personal Tax requirements for the last 5 years. During some complicated challenges their advice was excellent and the customer service second to none and left me with no doubt all was in hand.

Following a recommendation, I have used Jack Ross for all my accounting needs (including payroll) since the inception of my business over 12 years ago. The relationship has been completely hassle free and I greatly value their service, which goes well beyond preparation of accounts. Their tax planning advice has been really helpful and I have always felt that they have ‘got my back’. Can’t recommend them enough.

We have finally found the Accountancy firm that we have been looking for! We switched over to Jack Ross towards the end of last year and from the very first contact to the recent submission of our end of year accounts the service provided has been fantastic and has easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

oliver kirk 22/03/2018

Excellent service; very helpful people and work done much quicker than I expected.

Paul Clark 29/09/2017

I have used Jack Ross as my accountants for a number of years. Their service is professional and accurate. They deal with queries promptly and I can always get hold of the person I need to speak to. Their digital product has made a big difference to the efficiency of my business. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Benjamin 22/02/2017

Jack Ross have been my family and business accountants and financial advisors for over 50 years. The delivery of services is second to none and i would recommend them to anyone. We have also built up great friendships over the years, above and beyond that of a normal business relationship which i value greatly.

Rob Cowan 22/02/2017

We have been looked after by jack Ross for a number of years. They have given us fantastic tax advise and helped our company grow from strength to strength. A & f

Fee Munshi 16/02/2017

Excellent advice and an understandable explanation of a very complex area of tax and corporate law which other (so called) advisors managed to totally confuse me. Thank you.

I have had a relationship with Jack Ross for several years and continue to be impressed by the proactive support and diligent advice received across the breadth of the firm. Excellent at signposting.

Holly Jones 14/02/2017

Jack Ross have acted for our law company for over 5 years and have been professional, prompt, and knowledgable in all aspects of our dealing with them.

Xero vs. QuickBooks: A Quick Comparison

While QuickBooks has been a popular choice in the accounting software market, Xero offers a range of features aimed at simplifying the day-to-day bookkeeping tasks that an accountant usually performs. Xero’s cloud-based platform makes it suitable for accountants who are on the go, unlike QuickBooks, which offers both cloud-based and desktop versions.

Why Accountants Choose Xero for Bookkeeping?

User-Friendly Interface

One of the main reasons accountants prefer Xero is its user-friendly interface. Even if you have limited work experience in accounting software, you will find Xero easy to navigate.

Flexibility and Customisation

Xero allows you to customise your accounting processes according to the specific requirements of your business or clients. Whether it is invoicing, payroll, or financial reporting, you can tailor Xero to meet your needs.

Real-Time Financial Data

Xero offers real-time financial data, enabling accountants to make informed decisions. You can view your business’s cash flow, income, and expenses in real-time, providing a complete financial snapshot.

Cloud-Based Platform

Being a cloud-based accounting software, Xero gives you the flexibility to manage your clients’ accounts anytime, anywhere. This is especially useful for accountants who need to work remotely or manage multiple clients in different locations.

Summary: Xero as an Essential Toolkit for Accountants

In summary, Xero offers a comprehensive toolkit for day-to-day bookkeeping tasks. Its features like invoicing, payroll management, and bank reconciliation make it a preferred choice for accountants. Moreover, its user-friendly interface and cloud-based platform make it suitable for both experienced accountants and those seeking an entry-level role in accounting.

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No, QuickBooks training is not necessary to become proficient in using Xero. 

To become a part of the Xero Partner Community you must successfully complete an online application process and meet certain criteria including attainment of professional certifications or qualifications from leading bodies and firms such as CPD or Myob. Once accepted you will gain partner status which will give you access to exclusive marketplaces and recommendations used within the community.

The main objective of learning how to use smart software like Xero is to be able to set up and run day-to-day activities on their cloud-based bookkeeping platforms. This includes tasks such as bank reconciliation, making tax digital compliance, invoicing customers and managing payroll efficiently.

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