Xero is an award-winning New Zealand developed online accounting system. Its ability to securely support many users, while providing access anytime, anywhere, makes it the perfect choice for managing school finances. With your school’s financial information flowing into Xero, you’ll enjoy increased financial clarity and better future planning, while saving staff time and giving the control back to you.
Xero’s financial information is truly real-time – as daily automatic bank feeds are available from all of New Zealand’s major banks. That means key personnel can view information at a convenient moment, such as in the evening, and support staff can make sure they’re on top of the transactions without having to go into school, say during the holidays.
Accounting for Schools (AFS) also has Xero access, allowing us to provide instant assistance and advice. This makes it really cost-effective to have school accounting experts engaging with you. Together, we’ll also be able to quickly and easily identify potential financial risks – leading to more efficient investment in your students’ future.
When it comes to Xero implementation, there are no infrastructure changes required by the school. Xero hosts both the application and data securely. There is no software to install and no backups required. All that’s required is a web browser and an internet connection. Regular Xero upgrades are also seamlessly rolled out periodically with no impact to Xero users.
AFS has strong relationships with both Xero and the Ministry of Education – who see us as leading school accounting experts. Accounting for Schools is a Xero Gold Partner – a status that recognises the level of experience, knowledge, and number of clients we have. We’re also engaging with the Xero team on a regular basis specifically to enhance the system for educational organisations.