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Xero

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Accounting Software - Do Beautiful Business

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with 2.38 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 800 third-party apps and 200 plus connections to banks and other financial partners. In 2020, Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and recognised by IDC MarketScape as a leader in its worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled small business finance and accounting applications vendor assessment.

Location
Wellington
Website
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Founded
2006
Employees
500+
Industry
SaaS
Funding stage
Public

Culture

Our space

The Matchstiq Top 50

Matchstiq's take on Xero

Xero's purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors and communities around the world.

The Market Opportunity Ahead for Xero

The continued global movement towards towards cloud services is significant and Xero continues to rapidly grow across the markets in which they operate. On top of this, the push towards digitisation from governments in Xero’s major markets have also driven cloud adoption, through initiatives including Making Tax Digital (UK), Single Touch Payroll (AU), Payroll Filing (NZ), and E-invoicing (ANZ). The challenges presented by COVID-19 have prompted an increase in businesses going online for agility and resilience. 

Diversity and Inclusion at Xero 

Xero place the utmost importance on fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, where their people can bring their whole self to work. This is done not only because it the right thing to do, but it helps their people thrive and reflects the diverse needs of their customers. Hiring people from diverse genders and cultures and backgrounds also provides diversity of thought that helps us see problems and possibilities through many different lenses.

They have a range of learning programs on diversity and inclusion that are available to all employees. These include ally training (to help Xero's recognise when they have power and influence, so they can use it to make Xero a more inclusive place to work), as well as unconscious bias, disability confidence, LGBTI awareness and more.

Xero sponsors a number of programs around the world that aim to increase diversity in tech, and offers an inclusive parental leave policy that’s available to all permanent employees, regardless of gender identity, how they became a parent or how long they’ve been with Xero. They were recently selected alongside 380 companies worldwide to be included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the second consecutive year.

Working with us

Values

  • Challenge

    Xeros dream big, lead and embrace change. We are curious, think big, and welcome challenging conversations and do it with respect. We lead and embrace change, seeking new and better ways.

  • Team

    Xeros are great team players. We champion Xero’s purpose and priorities, work together to do what’s best for Xero and our customers, and appreciate and celebrate each other & success.

  • Ownership

    Xeros deliver on our commitments. We do what we say we will do, own our mistakes and take positive action, and move fast to get the right things done.

  • Beautiful

    Xeros create experiences that people love. We create experiences that inspire and delight, do high quality work, and go the extra mile.

  • Human

    Xeros are authentic, inclusive and really care. We are kind and assume best intent. We are inclusive, approachable, and show empathy. We are willing to be vulnerable and share fears, failures, and learnings.

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