Press Release: Bernard Robinson & Company adopts Xero as a preferred accounting solution

Bernard Robinson & Company adopts Xero as a preferred accounting solution

Xero’s cloud platform helps BRC serve as a trusted business advisor to clients

Denver, CO — September 14, 2021 — Xero, the global small business platform, today announced that
Bernard Robinson & Company (BRC), one of the top ranked CPA firms in the United States, selected
Xero as one of its preferred cloud accounting platforms.

As a full-service firm, BRC serves privately-owned businesses, corporations, families and high
net-worth individuals, and non-profit organizations of varying sizes and stages. With the adoption of
Xero, the firm will integrate the cloud accounting platform into its technology stack, helping them
better advise clients, access real-time financial insights and make well-informed business decisions.

For Andy Harding, BRC’s Director of Practice Development, he saw that Xero approaches things as a
true partner and not just a tech vendor. “At BRC, we are focused on our clients’ experiences and
technology can enhance and leverage each client’s journey. Xero is completely focused on that,”
Harding stated. “There were many discussions and time dedicated to understanding BRC’s own unique
clients’ viewpoints so that as end users, their experience would be exceptional.”

As an independent member firm of DFK USA, BRC maintains global affiliations with DFK International,
a global association with a network of more than 200 independent accounting, tax and business
advisory firms located in over 90 countries. Through its membership, BRC can collaborate with other
CPA firms in the US and abroad, to help clients find solutions to their business challenges. Xero
recently announced it signed a three-year global agreement with DFK International and will become
the accounting platform of choice for DFK’s independent member firms and their small business
clients.

Martin Sharp, executive director of DFK International said, “We are delighted that BRC has joined our
many member firms worldwide that use Xero to enable them to offer clients the unique accounting
experience that the platform provides. Xero’s ethos of helping small businesses grow and prosper
matches that of DFK, where our members use the best affordable technology to ensure that they are
digitally enabled and remain future focused.”

BRC also selected Xero to support its client accounting solutions (CAS), CFO advisory and family
wealth management service lines. By bringing clients onto the Xero platform, the firm can help drive
deeper conversations with their clients, using up-to-date information in Xero, and better advise them
on how to achieve their business goals such as growing their business, exploring new markets or
improving processes. Working with Xero also allows the firm to have access to the right tools and
technology that can help set the firm up for future growth and success as they continue to expand and
bring on new clients.

“We look forward to working closer with the BRC team to help provide them with detailed financial
insights and real-time data that can help their clients achieve their business goals and thrive,” said Ben
Richmond, US Country Manager at Xero. “The Xero platform has the flexibility to grow and scale with
BRC and bring new ways of working to the clients they support so they can always stay ahead of the
curve with new innovations.”
ENDS

Media Contacts
Xero US
Lauren Kido
uspress@xero.com

Andrew “Andy” Harding, Director of Practice Development
BRC (Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP)
Tel (336) 232-4421
aharding@brccpa.com / www.brccpa.com

About Bernard Robinson & Company
BRC is a Certified Public Accountant and Advisory Firm with business advisors serving today’s leading
middle market companies, private companies, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses,
individuals and government entities. Through dedicated teams, BRC also serves several key industry
sectors with clients across North Carolina, the Southeast and nationwide. In business since 1947, the
Firm has an excellent reputation as an employer and is currently listed by Accounting Today as one of
the “Best Firms to Work For 2021.
BRC looks forward to continuing its mission as a trusted business advisor to clients, as an employer of
excellence to all associates and as a builder of strong communities who always executes on the firm
values conveyed in its tagline — Balanced. Responsive. Connected.

About Xero
Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with over 2.7 million
subscribers globally. Through Xero, small business owners and their advisors have access to real-time
financial data any time, anywhere and on any device. Xero offers an ecosystem of over 1,000
third-party apps and 300 plus connections to banks and other financial partners. In 2020 and 2021,
Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and in 2020, Xero was recognised by IDC
MarketScape as a leader in its worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled small business finance and
accounting applications vendor assessment.

BRC press release – September 2021

Andy Harding

Andy Harding Director of Practice Development

Andy serves as BRC’s Director of Practice Development (including marketing and corporate communications).  Known as a bold and successful innovator of practice growth,  Andy has over 20 years in the accounting industry and extensive knowledge in positioning complex services for CFOs and other “C-level” executives. Andy heads BRC’s strategic growth initiatives firm-wide in addition […]

Kyle Corum

Kyle Corum Partner, CPA, CFE

Kyle Corum is a Partner with BRC and is the leader of the Firm’s Advisory Services practice, which includes a variety of different types of engagements including: Cybersecurity Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions Fraud and Forensic Investigations Agreed upon procedures Internal control reviews and analysis Outsource CFO and Controller duties Litigation support Shareholder […]