Do I still need an accountant if I use Xero?  This is a question I get asked a lot. 

The simple answer.  Xero is Accounting Software, it does not make you an instant accountant.

How much you are comfortable completing without the assistance of an accountant or bookkeeper depends on the complexity of your business and personal structure/s, and your ability or desire to be able to file your own tax returns.  Accountants do a lot more than reconcile day to day activity in your business.

Xero does however drastically reduce the time you spend getting your information ready for your accountant and gives you and your accountant the opportunity to access real-time information about your business.

Check out some of my favourite features in Xero.