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Xero Essentials Course

(4.83 out of 5) 503 Student Reviews

About the Course

During this 1 day hands-on course, participants will develop the skills necessary to navigate and utilise the various features of Xero. Participants will work through real world examples to gain a working knowledge that will allow for day to day use of the Xero accounting software. All courses are taught by experienced Xero consultants with real world bookkeeping experience.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to use the Xero accounting software to manage the day to day operations of a small or medium sized business. It is ideal for bookkeepers, accountants and business owners looking to transition from other accounting platforms.

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for participants with some experience using other accounting packages and want to get up to speed with Xero. Participants must come ready with a username and password to access their own Xero account or Xero trial account.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    25 Jan 18 Thu
    06 Feb 18 Tue
    23 Feb 18 Fri
    05 Mar 18 Mon
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    16 Apr 18 Mon
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    18 May 18 Fri
    29 May 18 Tue
    14 Jun 18 Thu
    27 Jun 18 Wed
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    18 Dec 17 Mon
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    09 Feb 18 Fri
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    07 Mar 18 Wed
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    01 May 18 Tue
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    28 May 18 Mon
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    27 Jun 18 Wed
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    19 Dec 17 Tue
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    10 Apr 18 Tue
    10 May 18 Thu
    08 Jun 18 Fri
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    09 Feb 18 Fri
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    29 Jun 18 Fri
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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

    16 Jan 18 Tue
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    12 Jun 18 Tue
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Adelaide

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Xero Introduction

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  • Cloud Based Accounting
  • Understanding Logins, Access and Pricing
  • Understanding My Xero
  • Access My Xero
  • Access the Xero Demo Company
  • Creating A New Organisation
  • Completing The Setup Guide
  • Understanding The Xero Dashboard
  • Understanding The Xero Menus, Icons & Tabs
  • Getting Help & Support
  • Understanding Xero Notifications
  • Understanding Xero Files
  • Uploading A File to the Inbox
  • Taking A Photo
  • Emailing A File to the Inbox
  • Creating A Folder
  • Create A Transaction From Files

Unit 2: Xero Setup

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  • Understanding Organisation Settings
  • Understanding Financial Settings
  • Understanding Tracking Categories
  • Creating Tracking Categories
  • Rename A Tracking Category
  • Archive Or Delete A Tracking Category
  • Restore A Tracking Category
  • Understanding Multi-Currency
  • Adding A Currency
  • View Or Edit A Currency
  • Understanding Tax Rates
  • Add A Tax Rate
  • Understanding Email Settings
  • Create An Email Template
  • View or Edit An Email Template
  • Add An Email Address
  • Add A Custom Contact Link
  • Send A Xero Network Invite (Xero to Xero)
  • Understanding Add-ons

Unit 3: Users

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  • Understanding User Roles
  • Adding A User
  • Editing A User
  • Removing A User
  • Inviting Xero Support

Unit 4: Chart of Accounts

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  • Understanding Chart Of Accounts
  • Account Input Fields
  • Importing A Chart Of Accounts
  • Adding An Account
  • Editing An Account
  • Deleting An Account
  • Archiving An Account
  • Restoring An Account
  • Exporting A Chart Of Accounts

Unit 5: Bank Accounts

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  • Understanding Bank Accounts & Bank Feeds
  • Adding A Bank Account
  • Adding A Credit Card
  • Establishing Bank Account Feeds
  • Establishing Credit Card Feeds
  • Adding A PayPal Account
  • Establishing PayPal Feeds
  • Account Transactions
  • Creating A Spend Money Transaction
  • Creating A Receive Money Transaction
  • Creating A Transfer Money Transaction
  • Archiving A Bank Account
  • Restoring A Bank Account
  • Bank Rules
  • Creating A Bank Rule
  • Editing A Bank Rule
  • Bank Statements & Importing
  • Importing A Bank Statement

Unit 6: Contacts

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  • Understanding Contacts
  • Contact Input Fields
  • Importing Contacts
  • Creating A Contact Group
  • Allocating To A Contact Group
  • Adding A Contact
  • Editing A Contact
  • Archiving A Contact
  • Restoring A Contact
  • Merging Contacts
  • Exporting Contacts

unit 7: Invoicing - Sales

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  • Understanding Invoice Settings
  • Adding A Payment Service
  • Branding Theme Input Fields
  • Creating A Branding Theme
  • Editing, Copying & Deleting A Branding theme
  • Understanding The Sales Dashboard
  • Invoice States
  • Invoice Input Fields
  • Creating A New Invoice
  • Attaching Files To Invoices
  • Editing An Invoice
  • Copying An Invoice
  • Voiding An Invoice
  • Emailing An Invoice
  • Printing An Invoice
  • Recording A Payment
  • Sending Receipts
  • Searching Invoices
  • Understanding Repeating Invoices
  • Creating A Repeating Invoice
  • Understanding Credit Notes
  • Creating A Credit Note
  • Importing Invoices
  • Understanding Statements
  • Sending A Statement
  • Batch Deposits

Unit 8: Purchases

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  • Understanding The Purchases Dashboard
  • Bill States
  • Bill Input Fields
  • Creating A New Bill
  • Attaching Files To Bills
  • Editing A Bill
  • Copying A Bill
  • Voiding A Bill
  • Importing Bills
  • Recording A Payment
  • Sending A Remittance
  • Searching Bills
  • Understanding Repeating Bills
  • Creating A Repeating Bill
  • Understanding Credit Notes
  • Creating A Credit Note
  • Understanding Batch Payments
  • Creating A Batch Payment

Unit 9: Reconciliation

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  • Understanding Reconciliation
  • The Reconciliation Screen
  • Cash Coding
  • Bank Statement
  • Account Transactions
  • Matching
  • Part Payments
  • Minor Adjustments
  • Prepayments
  • Overpayments
  • Creating Spend And Receive Transactions
  • Auto Suggestion
  • Transfers Between Bank Accounts
  • Discuss Tab
  • Editing Transactions
  • Editing a Transaction
  • Reconciliation Report

Unit 10: Reports

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  • Understanding Reports
  • Common Reporting Functions
  • Adding A Summary
  • Adding A Footnote
  • Save A Report (Draft)
  • Publish A Report
  • Export A Report
  • Understanding Report Layout Options
  • Creating A Layout
  • Apply A Layout
  • Edit A Layout
  • Delete A Layout
  • Understanding Report Layout Options
  • Create A Budget
  • Import A Budget
  • Export A Budget

Unit 11: Activity Statement

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  • Understanding Activity Statements
  • Complete A Business Activity Statement (BAS)
  • Complete A Instalment Activity Statement (IAS)

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Alex l [ 27 November, 2017 ]
The course was awesome. Sam was very informative, relaxed, patient and explained everything concisely. She clearly knows the system very well and has a lot of experience.
(4.90 out of 5) Lynette [ 27 November, 2017 ]
I found the course so informative and en-lighting as to the power of Xero. I has shown me how user friendly Xero is.
(4.00 out of 5) Kaylene I [ 27 November, 2017 ]
Great introductory course for a beginner. I was given valuable starting points to feel confident about beginning my Xero experience. Very impressed that we have been offered a resit within the next 8 months. Manual a great tool and will be good to have a demo programe to play around with.
(5.00 out of 5) maryanne l [ 27 October, 2017 ]
shanyn has been absolutely brilliant. She has gon above and beyond to ensure all participants, of differing xero understanding, have been well supported in their understanding of the course content..; not an easy task. Shanyn, delivers your course coherantly and has the ability to adjust her language as required. We are leaving with a great understanding of the xero basics and more. highly recommended.

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