BDO NZ Wins Xero National Partner of the Year Award 2019

Thursday 3 October 2019, 1:47PM
By Beckie Wright

BDO New Zealand has announced a win at the Xero Awards, held on August 22, 2019 in Wellington. With a focus on innovation and making businesses better for their customers, the leading accounting and advisory firm took home the prestigious National Partner of Year award.

Adam Davy, BDO’s Head of Advisory and Director of Innovation remarked: “This award is really significant as BDO and Xero share the same dream: to help New Zealand businesses thrive. Our partnership with Xero has helped to realise that dream for so many of our clients and the fact that we are the largest user of Xero worldwide is testament to the enduring strength of this partnership.

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The Xero awards criteria put a real emphasis on tangible innovation, specifically how BDO had demonstrated that innovation in delivering value-added client services in response to industry changes.

Adam Davy believes that New Zealand business owners often require to take hold multiple roles and responsibilities and BDO’s innovation allowed enable these business owners do their tasks faster and more efficiently. This includes developing gamified business learning via the Tycoon series; a Xero-linked Global Portal that provides ease of interaction and access to information for clients, and BDO’s acquisition of AltShift - a company focused on providing cloud-based solutions tailored to their clients’ businesses.

Craig Hudson, the Managing Director New Zealand & Pacific Islands at Xero also commented “the team of BDO works really hard to be at the forefront of the latest technology and tools so they can help small businesses thrive and make their clients’ dreams a reality.

The Xero Awards, held annually, aim to recognise excellence among accounting, bookkeeping and ecosystem partners. These awards are given to partners that all strive to help small businesses thrive in New Zealand.

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