Xero Accounting Experts

Xero Accounting Experts

Xero Migration Specialist
Spotlight Accounting is a modern firm of expert Xero accountants working with small businesses to take the guesswork out of their tax and finances. Our mission is to give clients a clear understanding of their business finances so that they have the information they need to succeed.
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    What is Xero cloud accounting software?

    Xero is an online accounting software that is aimed at small businesses. When it is combined with apps that are specific to a businesses industry, it can provide a platform to manage small business finances and accounts.

    Being a cloud based accounting software, Xero access can be gained from any location, therefore there is no need to keep your accounting software on a server or pc in the office.

    Business owners, team members, accountants and bookkeepers all have access to the same data, so there is no need to send back ups of software and waiting for accounts to be completed before rolling the year end.

    Xero can provide real time accounting data, enabling small business owners to access the up to date financial reports that they need to run their business.

    Xero is suitable for most small businesses including those trading as a limited company, sole trader and partnership.

    Why should you use Xero?

    Xero accounting software is designed for small businesses, saving you time on basic accounting tasks making your life easier.

    As well as saving you time in processing your accounts, Xero can produce financial reports so that you can understand and manage the financial position of your business. This will also help improve your cash flow through understanding what money is owed and what money you owe.

    One of the most recent developments to Xero, has been the business insights that can be used to forecast the cash flow of the business.

    On top of that, automating as much of the accounting processes as possible removes the risk of input error which can help ensure compliance with HMRC requirements.

    With making tax digital coming into force from 5th April 2024, Xero will ensure that HMRC requirements are met.

    Finally, using Xero enables your accountant to give expert financial advice as being in the cloud they have access to up to date financial information, so any guidance is based on actual data.

    If you choose Xero for your business needs, then get in touch with Spotlight Accounting. As cloud accountants, we can provide you with expert advice on getting maximum results for your business.

    How is Xero used?

    Xero is accessed through a web browser or via an app on your phone. Multiple users can be added without additional charge.

    With Xero being at the core of an accounting function, with connected apps it can be tailored to the needs of your business. These apps can also automate most of the bookkeeping function and help manage the business finance function.

    Sales invoices are raised directly from the software, or if your business uses quotes these can be issued through Xero and invoices directly raised through these.

    Online sellers can use an app such as Link my books, to automatically import sales invoices into the software.

    Xero can also improve credit control through automatically sending invoice reminders to customers.

    Using a connected app, such as Dext, purchase invoices can be automatically processed in Xero. Dext can also pull bills from online suppliers such as Microsoft without having to download or print the invoice.

    The main area where time can be saved, is having the bank accounts connected to Xero through bank feeds. Transactions are automatically fed into Xero and the software uses AI to match them to invoices already in Xero as well as suggesting where transactions are posted based on historical data.

    We would recommend getting in contact with a Xero accountant if you are considering implementing Xero, so that you have an optimal solution for your business.

    Carrie Stokes Chartered Accountant
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    Frequently Asked Xero Accounting Questions

    We think Xero accounting software is a lot easier to use than other accounting solutions. Unlike most of its competitors, it was written by business owners rather than accountants so is much more intuitive.
    All clients that are migrated over to Xero have an hours training session with one of our client managers. Most clients don't need anymore support beyond this. Xero has online courses for training and we have a recorded course online that can also be referred back to. As certified Xero Silver Champion partners, we are experts in our field so can help clients troubleshoot. Where clients have a Xero support package service, videos are issued so that clients and their team can refer back to these.
    Yes, Xero accounting software links to most banks via bank feeds. There are a few smaller banks that don't link. You can check if your bank links to Xero here.
    Xero Accounting Experts

    How can Spotlight accounting Xero Silver Champion partners help you?

    We are modern firm of chartered accountants that were early adopters of Xero accounting software.
    We have been using online accounting software for over 13 years and as a Xero Silver Champion partner, we can help offer expert advice on how to transfer to cloud accounting or which online accounting solutions are best for your business.

    As well as offering cloud accounting services, as chartered accountants our accounting services and tax services can help support your business.

    These include year end accounts and tax returns that ensure you are compliant with HMRC, as well as tax planning services such as our tax diagnostic review that can help ensure that you are taking advantage of available tax planning opportunities.

    Our accounting packages are tailor made to each client to ensure that they get the accountancy support and services they need to run their business.

    Our case studies can demonstrate how our services can help your business.

    Being both chartered accountants and certified Xero partners you can rest assured your finances are in safe hands with Spotlight Accounting.

    If you want to learn more about how we can help, then contact us today.

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    Ready to work with us?

    If you like the sound of what we do and want to work with us, let’s talk. If you’re worried about switching from your existing accountant, don’t.

    It’s easier that you think – 27% businesses work with an accountant that they want to switch from. The process is all dealt with by us and we make it as painless as possible.

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