Article provided by Xero
Johannesburg, 15 November, 2018 — Xero the global small business platform today announced two South African winners at its annual event Xerocon London. The awards recognise the top performing firms from Xero’s global community of accounting, bookkeeping and app partners.
BVSA Chartered Accountants won the Emerging Firm of the Year Award. This award applauds BVSA for increasing its delivery of value-added services to its clients in the past year.
“BVSA approached its transition to Xero with focus and commitment”, says Colin Timmis, General Country Manager at Xero ZA. “The team explored every avenue of the practice to guarantee a smooth integration, successfully sharing their knowledge with colleagues and associates to ensure ongoing success.”
The award for Xero Partner of the Year went to Core Cloud Accounting for demonstrating its leadership as a South African based Xero partner. Core Cloud Accounting a national group of firms was one of the first cloud accountancies to operate in South Africa. It continues to encourage, support and uplift accountants across the country – helping them serve their clients better.
“The whole Xero ZA team is behind our South African nominees. We are thrilled by their wins,” said Timmis. “BVSA and Core Cloud Accounting are two outstanding examples of how cloud-based accounting solutions can help small businesses deliver better services.”
To qualify for these awards, BVSA and Core Cloud Accounting had to demonstrate their knowledge of Xero in theory and in practice. Criteria include ongoing certification, staying up to date with Xero announcements and product releases, and using Xero products and/or Xero practice tools.
Xerocon London is one of the biggest cloud accounting conferences in the world, hosting 3000 accountants, bookkeepers, fintech app partners and industry leaders annually from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Born in the cloud, Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform for small businesses and their advisors. The company has 1.6 million subscribers in over 180 countries and a thriving ecosystem seamlessly integrating with 700+ apps. On the inaugural 2018 Financial Times FT1000 High-Growth Companies Asia Pacific list, Xero was the fastest growing tech company in the $200 million+ segment. Xero won the Small Business Accounting, Practitioners’ Choice Award at 2018 Accounting Excellence Software Awards in the UK.