Talha Raja


Xero Training: The Xero Dashboard

A person receives Xero training by using a laptop with graphs on the Xero Dashboard.
A person receives Xero training by using a laptop with graphs on the Xero Dashboard.


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.

Welcome to this Xero training article, which focuses on understanding the Xero Dashboard. Whether you are new to Xero or want to brush up on your skills, this guide will give you a comprehensive overview of what the Dashboard offers.

Why learn about the Xero Dashboard?

The importance of training

Using the Xero Dashboard effectively is crucial to managing your business account. With the proper training, you can gain insights that dramatically improve your accounting and overall business performance.

Free courses and YouTube tutorials

There are several free courses and even YouTube videos dedicated to Xero training. While this article serves as a starting point, you can find more in-depth training resources online to get a complete overview of all the dashboard functionality.
 Understand the Xero dashboard

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Understanding the Xero Dashboard

Dashboard overview

The Xero Dashboard is your one-stop shop for a snapshot of your business’s financial performance. It shows everything from your latest transactions to your current account watchlist.

Different sections

The Dashboard is divided into different sections. Each section is designed to give you up-to-date information on different aspects, such as invoices, bills and even tax information. 

Getting started with the Xero Dashboard

Log in

You must sign up first if you still need an Xero account. The process is straightforward, and once you have completed it, you will be taken to your new Dashboard.

Initial setup

The first time you access your Dashboard, you should customise it to suit your business needs. You can add or remove widgets to get the information that is most relevant to you.

Navigating the Dashboard

Account Watchlist

The Account Watchlist is one of the most valuable features on the Xero Dashboard. It allows you to monitor specific accounts, making managing your business’s finances more manageable.

Recent transactions

This is where you will find your most recent transactions. This section helps you keep up to date with what is happening in and out of your accounts.

Tax Insights

Xero also provides an up-to-date view of your tax obligations. This is particularly useful for small business owners who must keep updated with the latest tax legislation.

Advanced features


Xero allows you to customise your Dashboard fully. Everything can be tailored to your specific needs, from what you want to see to how you want to view it.

Import data

Another advanced feature is the ability to import data from other accounting software. This makes it easier for businesses to make the move to Xero.

Bottom line

The Xero dashboard provides a wealth of information at your fingertips. Learning how to navigate and use this Dashboard effectively can significantly impact your ability to manage your accounts and your business. Whether you are new to the platform or an experienced user, taking the time to understand the Dashboard is a skill that will benefit you in the long run.
For more in-depth training, consider enrolling on a course or watching YouTube tutorials to improve your understanding and skills in using the Xero dashboard.

Talha Raja
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The Xero Dashboard is an online training course providing a comprehensive Xero accounting software overview. It contains tutorials, descriptions, comments, transcripts, and chapters that teach you how to use it successfully.

The Xero Dashboard covers bank reconciliation, creating bookkeeping entries, setting up clients, tax filing information, research credits, and staying up-to-date with the latest tax regulations.

To access the Xero Dashboard, sign up for a free account on Xero Central. Once you have signed up, you can view all of the courses Xero offers.

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