Getting started with Xero

Outsourced Finance

When getting started using Xero, you’ll soon wonder how you could manage without it. It’s our recommended software here at AFSolutions as we know how happy clients are when they can see their cash flow situation whenever they want, send online invoices, pay bills and run their businesses more effectively.

While we set up the basics for all new Xero clients, there are some key features you’ll want to know about from the very beginning so you can spend more time on your business and less time on your accounting. We’ve listed some of the most important below and encourage you to browse all the walk-through videos and all the starting out support articles.

Understanding the dashboard
Get to know the Xero Dashboard that displays all of your most important financial information, including money coming in and going out, invoices owed to you and bills you need to pay. Find out how to use the dashboard, customise it, and find shortcuts for daily tasks.
Video walk-through | Support article

Confirming settings
Here’s where to go to confirm or update that all your contact information, social media links, tax rates, and Xero users are accurate. You can also add your company’s branding to invoices, quotes and other documents here.
Video walk-through | Support article

Attaching files
With Xero Files, you can access your documents from anywhere. Find out how to upload, organise and attach documents to your invoices and quotes.
Video walk-through | Support article

Connecting bank accounts
Xero is all about making tedious tasks easier. Xero can connect straight to your bank so your transactions feed in automatically. Here’s how to set things up.
Video walk-through | Support article

If you need any help, just send us an email. We’re Xero-certified advisors so no question is too simple or too complex.
Xero goes further than just your bookkeeping. It can process all of your payroll requirements as well.

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