Mazars achieves platinum Xero status as part of innovation drive for SMEs

17 May 2017

International accountancy and advisory firm Mazars has announced it is now a Platinum Xero partner thanks to its continued focus on technology enabled client service. The firm has upgraded from Gold to Platinum status, since first partnering with Xero in 2013, a company leading the provision of cloud based accountancy software for the SME market.

The Platinum status reflects Mazars’ ongoing commitment to supporting the growing SME market which represented 5.5 million private sector businesses at the start of 2016.

Xero has over one million subscribers and is recognised as one of the fastest growing ‘software as service’ providers globally. It is used by accounting firms to provide clients with an efficient way of managing accounts, providing 24 hour access to data from anywhere in the world and streamlining accountancy processes so that there is a single source of data as close to real time as possible.

Commenting on the upgrade to Platinum status, Margaret Laidlaw, Mazars Partner and Head of SME UK said: “Reaching this top level status with Xero is proof that more SME clients are asking our advice around the most modern methods to help manage their business more efficiently.

“Mazars is committed to continually innovating and this includes sourcing the latest technology to provide the most efficient services to our SME clients. Cloud technology has reshaped business and we are witnessing a rise in ‘global small business’ operating outside traditional boundaries.”

She continued: “Xero can provide our SME clients with potential cost-savings and a business ‘dashboard’ that provides a real-time view of how a business is performing, helping SMEs work faster, smarter and better.”

Gary Turner, managing director of Xero UK added: “Mazars is already well established as a Xero partner and we envisage even greater involvement with the firm as its partnership with Xero broadens to meet the growing demands of SMEs globally.”

With over 100 Xero accredited specialists in the UK (Xero “Champions”) Mazars is one of the most experienced accountancy firms in providing technology enabled solutions and is well placed to support the SME market now and into the future.

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Contacts:

For national press enquiries, please contact Lorraine Hackett, National Communications Director, on +44 207 063 4435 or email lorraine.hackett@mazars.co.uk.

 

About Mazars

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. As of January 1st, 2017, Mazars operates throughout the 79 countries that make up its integrated partnership. Mazars draws upon the expertise of 18,000 women and men led by 950 partners. We assist clients of all sizes, from SMEs to mid-caps and global players as well as start-ups and public organisations, at every stage of their development.

In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees serving clients from 19 offices, and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally.

For all national news and expert commentary, visit our website at www.mazars.co.uk

News and our latest announcements are also published via the firm’s page on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/mazars-UK or you can follow us on Twitter @Mazars_UK

 

About Xero

Xero is an easy-to-use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors.  The company has over one million subscribers in more than 180 countries.  Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500 apps.  It was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the world’s Most Innovative Growth Company in both 2014 and 2015. https://www.xero.com/uk/ 

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