September 1st, 2019

Four questions you must ask your Xero Accountant

We’re incredibly proud that we were the first accountants in Liverpool to be awarded Xero Gold status.

It’s a recognition that we are leading the way for Xero in Liverpool.

But having Xero Gold status is only part of the story. To be truly useful to our clients we make sure that we live and breathe using Xero… something that not all advisors do.

Here’s some things you should ask your accountant if you are planning to use Xero in your business.

1. Are you certified by Xero? When was your last certification? Show me the certificate!

Good Xero advisers will make sure they keep up to date and sit refresher exams each year.

2. How many staff are certified?

Firms that are serious about Xero will have lots of trained staff – not just the ‘Xero person in the office’. At Jonathan Ford & Co we’ve 10 staff have passed their Xero exams together with migration specialists and payroll specialists.

3. Do you attend Xerocon?

Each year Xero runs an annual 2 day training and update course in London. Firms that are serious about Xero make sure they’re in the room. We attend each year and here’s Jonathan  catching  up with Gary Turner, MD of Xero UK.

Xero Gold


4. Do you use Xero yourself and what addons do you use?
The strength of Xero lies in its ability to connect to lots of other software – from CRM to Receiptbank. Find out what experience they have at integrating Xero with other software.

If you’d like more details about how Xero can help you in your business then call us on 0151 426 4512 or book your FREE Xero Diagnostic here


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John manages a wide portfolio of owner managed businesses and oversees the smooth operation of the firm’s payroll department.

After obtaining his degree in mathematics from the University of Liverpool, John joined Jonathan Ford & Co in 2004 and qualified as a chartered accountant four years later. John likes to keep abreast of developments in tax and accounting and is responsible for the mentoring of junior staff.

Outside of work, John enjoys keeping fit and is a Liverpool FC season ticket holder.

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