Accountancy Firm Rises to Xero Platinum Partner Status

This month accountants, business and financial advisers Armstrong Watson achieved the significant move to Platinum partner status with the cloud accounting software provider Xero. This is the highest partner status achievable of which there are only five other accountancy firms in the UK.

Armstrong Watson got involved with Xero back in late 2011 in a move to keep up with the technological advancements of cloud accounting. It was clear early on that this new technology would enable a greater collaboration in real time with our clients.

Xero recently won Best Client Software at the British Accountancy Awards 2013

Grant Smith, a Partner in our Carlisle office who has driven the Xero project throughout the firm said “This is a satisfying moment for me to see Armstrong Watson reach this Platinum Partner status. It really is testament to the accounting software, so many clients have made the transition from paper and spread sheet records on to cloud accounting and once they have there is no looking back”.

Below are some of the key benefits to businesses adopting Xero

  1. Greater collaboration with their business advisors allowing for timely proactive advice
  2. Very easy to use enabling business owners to have a greater understanding of their financials on a day to day basis
  3. Accessible anytime and anywhere on a host of different devices, from desktop to laptop and from tablets to smart phones, a significant improvement on the legacy accounting software products that required a local installation.
  4. Automated direct bank feeds allowing you to reconcile your banking transactions faster than ever before.
  5. May reduce your tax bill by ensuring all expenditure is correctly recorded.

Paul Dickson, Managing Partner of Armstrong Watson said “I am proud to see the firm becoming a Platinum Partner with Xero, as technology is changing and will continue to change the face of accountancy services in the future.  Xero allows our clients greater access to financial information and allows Armstrong Watson to work with our clients, allowing us to support, protect and advise our clients more in real time.  We are starting to see more of our clients embrace the benefits that Xero provides and I’m also noticing that business owners are talking about the value Xero brings to their business and makes managing their finances much easier”

If you would like to find out more about the benefits that Xero can bring to your business, please get in touch and we can provide you with a free demonstration.

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