Xero has announced a new personalized Xero Certification using an enriched Learning Management System to empower accountants and bookkeepers in an industry that is constantly evolving, and provide innovation to its education for Xero partners. Xero is investing in a best-in-class learning management system to deliver industry leading educational content relevant to the differing needs of accountants and bookkeepers and their practices.
Developed from the best practices of Xero Advisor experts around the world, Xero’s new online Certification uses real-life scenario-based content broken into modules to allow the user to choose the content most relevant to making them successful in their role as an accountant or bookkeeper. Amy Vetter, Xero’s Global Vice President of Education and Accounting, said, “There is a direct correlation with the growth of a practice and the more people their practice has Xero certified. We’re seeing this firsthand with entire firms investing the time to get all of their people certified, and reaping the rewards. They’re reducing the time spent on compliance work by becoming more efficient and allowing for them to utilize their experience to help their small business clients to thrive.”
Available by the end of September, Xero’s Certification enables users to choose between self-paced, live webinars or classroom options that fit within their schedule; complete Certification by customizing their path by completing four required modules and four elective modules that align with the accounting and bookkeeping work users do on a daily basis; and learn through interactive hands-on activities to reinforce knowledge as they learn rather than a comprehensive test at the end. In addition, a fast track option for their Certification with ‘challenge out’ provisions will allow more experienced users to move through Certification even quicker.
Vetter went on to say, “We’re investing heavily in education and training so that we can support our customers to be even more successful in an industry that is transforming. Xero’s new certification will help accountants and bookkeepers tailor their own training and education to their job, which will take their knowledge to the next level in a way that is efficient and rewarding for them.”