Online cloud accounting software provider Xero has recognised accounting and bookkeeping industry excellence across Asia-Pacific at its annual partner awards during Xerocon Melbourne.
With the Xero network having grown to more than 135,000 business advisers globally, it was the most competitive year to date for accountants, bookkeepers and app partners in the Asia Pacific to take home the awards.
Craig Hudson, Xero New Zealand country manager, says, “Xero's unique global business platform is enabling advisors across New Zealand to use global networks to help grow and scale their own practices, as well as their small business customers.
“These award winners are leading the pack by embracing innovation and new platforms quickly. The passion and work of these partners and those in our wider network is ultimately making an impact on creating greater job opportunities and growth for our economy. Congratulations to all the winners!
Winners were judged on a number of criteria including innovation, ability to boost productivity and provide client solutions, strong marketing strategies, certification and usage of cloud technology tools to provide value to clients.
The full list of 2017 Xerocon Melbourne Awards winners includes:
● Australian Accounting Partner of the Year: businessDEPOT
● New Zealand Accounting Partner of the Year: Diprose Miller
● Australia Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Biz Synergy Pty
● New Zealand Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Ontrack Bookkeeping
● Asia Partner of the Year: CPA Connects
● 100% Cloud: WK Advisors and Accountants Limited
● App Partner of the Year: Figured
● Emerging App Partner of the Year: ApprovalMax
● Industry specific App Partner of the Year: Practice Ignition
Trent Innes, Xero Australia Managing Director, says, “There has never been a more exciting time to be working in our industry. The level of achievement is unprecedented.
“Our partners are truly leading the way as they continue to transform the way they do business —providing increasingly more value to over half a million small business subscribers in Australia.
Alex Campbell, Xero Asia managing director, says, “The opportunity to rewire the small business economy in Asia with technology is bigger and more exciting every day.
“We are very proud to award CPA Connects with Asia Partner of the Year. The CPA Connects team have been a pioneer in driving the adoption of cloudbased accounting in Singapore over the past four years.