Moore Thompson strengthens its online accountancy expertise with new accreditations

Staff at one of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms, Moore Thompson, have strengthened the firm’s provision of online accountancy services by gaining accreditation from Xero – one of the industry’s leading software providers.

Matthew Upex, a Manager at Moore Thompson’s Market Deeping Office and Jodie North, an Associate Senior, have both completed professional training and are now Certified Xero Advisors.

This means that they are able to provide detailed advice to clients on the use of Xero’s online accountancy packages, which make use of the cloud to allow management teams to assess their accounts in real-time, using any connected device, anywhere in the world.

The system, which has taken the businesses world by storm, has become all the more important in recent years as the UK Government seeks to digitise the tax process.

As early as 2020, business above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will be required to report all of their tax details online on a quarterly basis, with smaller businesses to follow suit in future.

Speaking about his and Jodie’s accreditation, Matt said: “Businesses across the East of England and beyond are calling out for innovative solutions, which meet the demands of the modern business world.

“Xero is the perfect package in this respect, as it allows businesses to access information on the go and allows us as advisers to tailor our support to meet specific issues within the company in real time.

“Obtaining this certification requires us as advisors to understand all the in-and-outs of the system so that we can provide clients with the highest level of service.”

Mark Hildred, Managing Partner at Moore Thompson, added: “With the Government due to roll out its plans for Making Tax Digital – the digitisation of the tax regime – in the next few years it is essential that businesses begin to prepare themselves now.

“Thanks to this accreditation we now stand out as a firm that is leading the way in the region with the provision of online accountancy services.”