Xero accounting software

Xero: Saving Money and Growing Business

What is the goal of every business owner? Surely it is to be more efficient with lower overheads and easier management of information. If you are a company that is running Xero accounting software, you no doubt already have these in place.

If you are not running Xero, here is your opportunity to discover the benefits.

Key Advantages in Running Xero

Many business owners find themselves technologically challenged with all of the new advances available to businesses. They are developed to make our lives easier, but learning about them is the hard part.

Xero, for example, was developed as a solution for businesses struggling with keeping up with their business financials. It has also been significant in lowering staff costs because of it being easy to use – after being trained to use it. Xero costs relatively little every month, which when weighed against the many processes it automates within your business such as manual bank reconciliation, you could save between £10k to £15k per annum – as well as obtaining information much more quickly and simpler.

Xero’s key benefit is that it is cloud-based and has no IT issues affecting its use. That is something that many people running Sage often complained about. With add-ons, Xero can ultimately transform your business, at the very least your significant efficiencies will be achieved.

An additional benefit is that your whole business will feel like it is running a lot smoother by using good, reliable systems and software, taking away your stress and giving you the control that every business owner needs.

Migrating Accounts

Migrating a company’s accounts may sound like a painstaking exercise, moving all the accounting data such as full sales ledger and transactions for years past. The amount of time it takes comes down to being either straightforward or more complex.

If this kind of action was mishandled, it would cause errors and problems for the business, but migrating right can be achieved in a very short period up to a few days. A helping hand from your bookkeeping services will be able to make the process much smoother and more professional.


There is more to taking up Xero than reading an instruction manual and getting to it. There is a bit of training for use that everyone will have to undertake.

The good news is that it is a great software tool, designed for non-accounting trained users and is fun to use once you have completed some training with it. Bookkeeping services in Manchester provide training for Xero accounting software in line with your regular bookkeeping.

For enquiries about incorporating Xero into your business, contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today.

Don't just take our word for it...

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Wayne Dinning, Managing Director, SD Waste Paper Limited

Diane has been providing her services to my company for approximately 6 months now and I can honestly say that due to her assistance, my company is running a lot more smoothly than it has at any time over the previous 30 years that it has existed.

I would just like to say that I would recommend her services to any business, whatever the size, as I can only see that her services would be beneficial to any company that may choose to employ her services.

TecCre8 Ltd

“We began to relinquish our bookkeeping tasks to Pebbles Bookkeeping in September 2020, following our meeting with Diane Huxley to discuss our requirements. We signed up with Diane immediately. We have all built a quick rapport with Diane and it’s good to know that we have her support and expertise at the other end of the phone.

Pebbles Bookkeeping is a perfect fit for our company and liaises seamlessly with our accountant. It is our pleasure to work alongside them.”

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

Nick Aldrich, Only The Brave

Only The Brave have used Pebbles Bookkeeping for a few years now and we treat them instinctively like an integral department of our business.

I have worked with Sean for over two decades in my previous businesses and when Sean and Diane went on their own it was a no brainer to get them involved with our day to day accounting.

Pebbles manage our bookkeeping, expenses, credit control and PAYE and have a keen eye for detail and help us spot important financial matters before they become issues.

Their integrity and honesty are unquestionable and as a result, Pebbles are an asset to our business and will continue to work with us for many years to come.