The Benefits of Xero

As you are no doubt aware, making tax digital for VAT is here. Business owners above the VAT threshold of £85k must file their VAT returns online using HMRC-recognised software like Xero. Its use is mandatory, so it is a good plan to have the latest software and training on how to use it. If you have not been educated on the benefits of Xero, the features that make your working life simple and how to receive training on its use, Pebbles Bookkeeping Services in Manchester is happy to help.

Small Business Help

First, Xero is an essential help for small businesses with limited budgets that understand the importance of simple-to-use, cloud-based accounting technology that keeps their affairs in order.

For you and your business to become familiar with how to use it, our bookkeeping services offer training on this accounting platform to help you gain confidence. Xero is an affordable subscription plan that can tailor to your business needs, with plans supporting unlimited bills, invoices and bank transactions that add minimal extra costs.

Indispensable Tools

Xero has a bevvy of features and tools that streamline the accounting experience, allowing your financing tasks to be less tedious and time-consuming.

With Xero, you can invoice directly from the software and cut out the paperwork completely. It also integrates with payment processors – such as PayPal, Stripe and Square – so you can take digital payments easily. Quotes can also transform into invoices with a few clicks, and invoices have drag-and-drop lines for easier re-orders for items. Xero can also schedule recurring invoices with ease, and set up invoice payment reminders so that you don’t have to chase after your customers constantly for payment settling.

Financial Overview

As well as bookkeeping services, Xero is a handy tool for giving you a clear financial overview of your business. Xero’s setup has a unique, intuitive dashboard highlighting how much money is coming in and leaving your business in real time.

One of the benefits of Xero, you can quickly link to crucial parts of your business accounts and provide snapshots of your bank balance, creditors and debtors, and helps to track payments and avoid any errors that affect your bookkeeping. Xero also allows for personalisation so that the important information for you is front and centre.

At Pebbles Bookkeeping, we are much more than bookkeeping services and outsourced payroll services – we also provide training on many accounting software services like Xero to better benefit the financial health of your business. Contact our friendly team today to discuss implementing accountancy software into your business.

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

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”


Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

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.