XeroAccounting Software

Online, real-time information on your business.

Shorts were far and away the most advanced when it came down to looking at the details. Their knowledge of Xero, its inner workings and the ability to set it up were way ahead of anyone else we’d spoken to.

Toby Grattidge - Abbeydale Brewery

Businesses that have better information can make better decisions and be more successful.   Xero offers you the opportunity to see how your business is performing throughout the year which can help you capitalise on opportunities, plan better, make your business more successful and save you time.

Xero is cloud-based, it can be accessed anywhere with the internet so, there is no need to invest in new and expensive servers.  Your data is always backed up as it is held in multiple secure locations.  The cost of Xero is based on a monthly subscription and with only one month’s commitment.

Xero offers many time-saving features, such as the ability to link and pull transactions from your bank, saving processing time.  It also automatically matches invoices to payments and receipts, to speed up the bank reconciliation process.  You can send sales invoices directly from Xero which are tracked and tell you if they have been viewed, you can also scan purchase invoices directly into Xero so there is no need to hold onto paper copies

It has over 700 apps which can be linked to Xero to help your business run, by removing duplication of business processes and increasing efficiency which will save you time.  Examples include invoice scanning, expenses software, job and project management tools and advanced financial reporting and modelling systems.


  • Finalists for Large Firm of the Year award at Xero Awards 2018.
  • Winners of the Advisory Team of the Year award at the 2018 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards, providing outstanding service for our Xero clients.
  • Employ more Xero certified individuals than other local Accountancy firms (Currently 70).
  • The region’s first platinum Xero partner in 2016
  • Continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Xero, having been the region’s first gold Xero partner in 2013.
  • Employ a dedicated projects team, able to efficiently assess your businesses requirements and implement all the required software.

Our team can help transfer your current accounting system existing records onto Xero and provide all the necessary onsite training you require.



Genus is our unique Management accounts service; a combination of well-developed technology, and smart human intervention, designed to give you a really meaningful view of your business. And because Genus brings together the best of technology with the knowledge of our experienced team, we are able to deliver meaningful information, insightful advice and integrated planning.


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Following Xero installation, you have the reassurance provided by ongoing support

Xero Support Packages

  • Phone and email support
  • Online portal with help guides chosen especially for you
  • Quarterly Xero Healthchecks, providing a detailed report to highlight areas in Xero that need improvement – with details of how to fix them
  • Information on any Apps that we think you would benefit from using
  • Details of changes / updates to platforms where we believe you will be affected
  • You and your staff can receive regular support from our advisers, ensuring you always have a helping hand when needed
  • Your Xero will always be in the best shape
  • You will benefit from the time-saving efficiencies that Xero provides
  • You will receive bespoke recommendations for Add-ons which could provide additional time/cost savings for your business

Speak to a member of the Genus team, and we will be happy to provide a bespoke quote for you

Award-Winning service

Most recent recognition

Finalist for Large Firm of the Year

Xero Awards 2021

Finalist for Large Firm of the Year

Xero Awards 2018

Finalist for Mid-Tier Innovation of the Year

British Accountancy Awards 2018

Winner of Advisory Firm of the Year

Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2018

Working with our clients

Recent success stories

  • Client Case Study

    Vivid Creative

    Shorts identified that my business was running at 50% efficiency and pointed out that we were using an out-dated and inefficient system.  The team steered us down a path of using a bespoke system for agencies and a custom reporting platform, leading to improved efficiencies and profitability.

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    Accounts Partner Andy Irvine talking to client Vivid
  • Client Case Study

    Abbeydale Brewery

    Shorts helped us restructure how we do our accounts introducing Xero software. They’re helping to organise our workflows more efficiently and to fully modernise the business. It has been a big change but it’s starting to really show benefit.

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    Malcolm Pope Accounts Partner talking to client Abbeydale Brewery

What our clients say about us


Shorts have provided hands-on assistance with the implementation of our new system – from managing the transition from our previous package to the set-up of our Xero software. They tailored their help to ensure that extra support was available in the early period using the new system so that we never felt like we had been left to ‘manage on our own’.
The aftercare has been very helpful and assistance both by phone, email and in-person has been readily available as and when we have needed

Matthew Hunter
Unigraph (UK) Ltd

Earlier last year we finally had a fast broadband connection to the farm and it was around this time that our account contact at Shorts suggested that we discuss moving to online cloud accounting using Xero with their Genus Projects Team who could show us the benefits of using Xero and Auto-Entry. Knowing that I also had two months of support from the Genus Projects Team to hold my hand as I started to use the system has been very reassuring as a back-up. The support they have provided, coupled with their expert knowledge and the way Xero is so easy to use, has made the process feel quite straightforward. I can honestly say that the move to Xero was one of the best back-office decisions we have made, as we can now see how exactly how we are doing and use this in our plans for growing our business

Stephen Thompson
Moss Valley Fine Meats

The Genus team have been really helpful they’ve helped us to switch from our old accounts package into Xero, but that’s meant changing some of our working practices so they’ve been coming and sitting alongside the bookkeepers and helping them to make those changes devising, new reports and working practices for us which has been great

Sue Morton
Abbeydale Brewery

Training Videos

An overview of Xero - Beautiful accounting software.
Always on the move? Then Xero mobile could work for you - find out more.
Wanting a package which will easily reconcile your Bank Account with your accounting system? Find out how Xero does this.


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