We’ve all heard the phrase ‘buyer beware’ and when it comes to accounting software, things are no different.
Accounting software like Xero is easy enough for the average person to learn and use. Its simplicity does an amazing job of disguising the complex and intricate accounting operations going on ‘in the background’ of the system. It is so extraordinary that it can feel like just a fun computer game without any ‘background’ computing going on at all. But there is plenty happening out of sight; the system is busy calculating stuff like Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Income, Expenses and of course, taxes. Pretty important stuff and every time that you click ‘ok’ that simple little mouse-click is altering at least two or more of these.
So how do you know? How can you pick a conversion expert from a dud? Here’s two questions that you can ask right now that might save you a fortune down the track.
- What accounting qualifications do you have?
- What Xero Certifications do you have?
Xero is accounting software, not a computer game, so we think these are reasonable and relevant questions to be asking.
A genuine operator won’t be offended by these two questions and would be more than happy to show you perhaps a Certificate IV in Accounting or a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. In case you don’t know, these Certificate IV’s are nationally recognised qualifications. On the Xero side, find out if your expert is a Xero Partner, Xero Certified Advisor and Xero Payroll Specialist.
At Escape Bookkeeping we’re very proud of the time and effort that we have put into achieving all of these qualifications and certifications and happily flash our certificates around for all to see. Want more? You can look at our Professional Indemnity Insurance policy schedule as well.