5 HUGE!! reasons why Xero is SO GOOD for Churches 


Churches often have difficulty finding willing people with appropriate computer & accounting skills to fill the bookkeeper or treasurer role 

No complicated Software Installations  Xero is completely web-based. Simply login from the Xero website and you have access. Both Mac & PC can be used 
No updates or upgrades necessary  Xero updates the software every 6-8 weeks. All compliance changes are automatically provided. 
No Back ups required  Xero runs offsite backups nightly, full backups weekly and transaction log backups of our database every 10 minutes 
Xero has so many easy to use features  Easy to Navigate around the software
Easy to Find information – Searching is very Powerful
Easy to enter transactions & reconcile – with features to make doing bookkeeping and accounting easy



Church Volunteers are very busy people and often work out of business hours. Churches want to minimize the amount of time on administration without compromising the quality. 

Automatic Bank Feeds  from most major banks – automatically import yesterday’s bank transactions significantly speeds up data entry & reconciling 
Customizable Bank Rules  automatically and consistently create and code your transactions 
Bulk Data entry functions  Used with Bank Rules can quickly enter and catch up many transaction in a couple of clicks 
Repeating Transactions  Xero automatically creates Journal, Sales & Purchases. Invoices can also be set up to be automatically sent to customers – eg for rental properties and weddings (say 2 weeks before the wedding) 
Find & Recode  Errors or changes in structure can easily be found and recoded in bulk 


Employee Portal  Employees can see payslips, Payment Summaries, submit timesheets and leave requests 
  • Automatic Superannuation 
Using a Superannuation clearing house which is SuperStream compliant 
You can go Paperless  Documents can be emailed directly to your Xero account and attached to every transaction – so good for auditors 
Direct ATO Lodgements  Tax File Declaration forms & Annual Payment Summaries can be lodged directly from Xero 



 Churches need easy access financial reports for the total organization as well as separate ministries, departments and events 

Xero’s reporting  Profit & Loss reports can be pre-produced in many formats 
  • Xero’s tracking 
Easy to produce financial Reports for ministries, departments, properties & events 
  • Flexible Financial Reports 
Almost any Profit & Loss/Balance Sheet format can be produced for internal & external reporting 



Churches may have many people involved in financial management – administrators, bookkeepers, treasurers, Wardens, Parish Councilors, Auditors most in different locations 

Xero can be accessed any where there is internet  Access to your data is possible from any where there is internet. You can use other computers, iPad or smart phones. The Internet does not need to be fast 
  • Xero allows Unlimited Users 
All approved people can have appropriate access: Office administrator, treasurer, bookkeeper, accountant, warden, parish council member & auditors.  
  • Attached Documentation  
Appropriate users can see supporting documentation 



 Churches are concerned about the security of its data 

Xero security is far more secure than we can possibly achieve ourselves  Xero is committed to the security of our customers’ data and provide multiple layers of protection for the personal and financial information. Our own computers can crash & backups fail. Xero says: “Our software has never been breached and we have never lost any customer data. We invest heavily to protect your sensitive financial information against unauthorised access and system failures, ensuring your data is guarded to the highest level.”
Data is encrypted using industry-standard data encryption, multiple layers of firewalls are in place, all access to our data centres and servers is controlled and monitored 24/7, and we perform regular security audits.