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Online, real-time information on your business from your laptop, iphone, tablet and android devices.Malcolm Pope
Many of us work differently to how we did five years ago. Greater technology in our lives has increased the need for immediate information, and we bring this to our clients through Xero, a leading provider of online accounting.  Xero describe their products as “the world’s most beautiful accounting software”. The feedback from our clients is that it is much more intuitive than traditional accountancy software packages, enabling you to prepare your business accounts with a minimum of effort.

As the software is based online, you can access your financial information anywhere you can obtain an internet connection and there is no need to install software on a particular computer.  The cost is based on a monthly subscription and includes automatic upgrades and backups. Typically an established business will pay just £22 plus VAT per month for unlimited access to their online accounts.

It offers the ability to access real-time information on your business such as the business bank account and enables you to send invoices or see what’s outstanding from your iphone / ipad and android devices.

It also offers us the opportunity to see how your business is performing throughout the year which can maximise the chances of identifying any tax-saving opportunities and minimising the amount of cash which has to leave your business.

Shorts’ commitment to Xero?

Shorts now employ over 100 staff including more Xero certified individuals than other local Accountancy firms. Becoming the region’s first platinum Xero partner in 2016 demonstrates Shorts’ continued commitment to Xero, having been the region’s first gold Xero partner back in 2013.

We can help transfer your accounts onto your Xero from your current accounting system and provide all of the necessary training you will require.  Contact Malcolm Pope or Gary Moorhouse to arrange a free meeting to discuss how Xero may be able to help your business.

Our Clients

Our clients

Diamond Dispersions Limited

Diamond Dispersions  Client Testimonal

"Shorts held our hand through the whole process."

Sue Wright

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Industrial Ancillaries

Industrial Ancillaries.  Jamie Dennis with Andy Irvine, Andy Ryder and Matt Milnes

"We receive an integrated, seamless service."

Jamie Dennis

Managing Director
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The Good Days Project

Client testimonial for the Good Days project with Andy Irvine and Kate Smith

"Shorts' IM generated the interest we needed to find the right buyer for us."

Katie Lukey

Service Manager
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Mechan Limited

Client testimonial photo for Mechan Ltd

"Very pleased with the comprehensive advice and level of service."

Richard Carr

Business Development Director
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Autotecnic Limited

"Helping us grow through better business decisions."

Bob Hutton

Managing Director
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Motus Traffic Limited

"Really impressed with the Shorts deal team."

Jim Booth

Managing Director
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Bowring Transport Limited

"A ‘safe pair of hands’"

David Bowring

Managing Director
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Rollem Patent Products Limited

"I am always impressed by their commerciality."

Colin Pears

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Hall Plant Hire Limited

"I can always rely upon the advice and guidance given, to be of the highest quality."

Tim Hall

Managing Director
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WANdisco International Limited

"Professionally dealt with the claims process."

Simon Martin

Financial Controller
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Eyres of Chesterfield Limited

"Work and professionalism..... of the highest order."

Charles Summers

Managing Director
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Thermotex Engineering Limited

"Shorts are more than simply our Accountants."

Peter Watmore

Managing Director
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J.A.B. Short Limited

Client testimonial photo with partner Paul Beeson, Andrew Heelin and John Short

"The long standing relationship has created a foundation of trust."

John Short

Managing Director
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Criterion Packaging Limited

"Their independent advice has been invaluable."

Ken Hepplestone

Managing Director
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Latest News

Latest news



Using Xero to improve your Credit Control

You deserve to get paid – using Xero to improve your credit control! I’m sure that you have heard the sayings “cash is king” or “cash is the life blood of your business”.  Good credit control is a key part of any cash management strategy, you’ve done all the work, delivered on time, spent time and money to deliver what your customer wants, now you just need to get paid.

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New Data Protection Regulations; will you be affected ?

 New data protection rules from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act in the UK from 25 May 2018.

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