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Cardiff Accountancy Firm Win National Xero Prize


Welsh accountancy firm Lewis Ballard have won the ‘100% Xero Award’ at Xerocon London 2018. Xero is the fastest growing digital accounting software globally and holds an annual conference to celebrate the best of Xero. Offering exclusive insights into its ever impressive up and coming features – drawing a crowd in excess of 3,500 people. This national award signifies that the firm is leading the way. They have fully embraced the software, integrating it into the core of their operation.

Lewis Ballard pride themselves on going over and above to find solutions and adapt Xero’s versatile features to streamline client systems and meet their day to day needs. Providing up to-date information and timely decisions that see their clients thrive even in these tough times.

With Making Tax Digital (MTD) rapidly approaching, switching to digital record keeping is vital to the business survival. Those that have already made this transition will be best placed to capitalise on opportunities, while their competition finally grapple with MTD.

Lewis Ballard are proud Platinum Xero partners and this award signifies that all their hard work to become a Cardiff based paragon of the Making Tax Digital age, has paid off. The firm use Xero for practice management, bookkeeping, VAT returns, client reporting and budgeting, payroll, both in the business and to help clients better run theirs.

The company has also recently acquired a non-digital accountancy firm with the aim to improve the systems of its clients and usher them into the future of digital submissions.

Neil Ballard, Director of Lewis Ballard, said,

‘Old school, paper-based accountancy firms are just going to disappear. This award shows that we’re that firm that’s moving ahead of the rapid changes within the industry. Firms that drag their heels, that only make the change when forced to, will find that it’s already too late. Meanwhile, we are already operating at a digital friendly capacity and our clients won’t struggle as Making Tax Digital happens. We have helped provide our clients with the tools to not only survive but thrive in the face of digital change.’