Xero and DFK sign three year global agreement to bring joint value to member firms

DFK awarded Xero Global Partner status

  • DFK news
  • 27 July 2021

Xero, the global small business platform, today announced it has signed a three-year global agreement with DFK International, who will be recognised as a Xero Global Partner.

Xero will become the accounting platform of choice for DFK’s independent member firms and their small to medium business clients. DFK is a global association with a network of more than 200 independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms located in over 90 countries.

Rachael Powell, Chief Customer Officer at Xero, said, “We’re excited to be partnering on a global level to empower DFK’s member firms to drive insightful conversations with their clients, using up-to-date information in Xero. These accurate financial insights, coupled with expert knowledge from their advisor, enables small businesses to focus on their goals such as growing their business, exploring new markets, or improving processes.”

“Xero looks forward to deepening its existing relationships with DFK at a global level as well as with member firms, and working with those who are new partners of Xero,” Powell added.

Having successfully implemented partnership arrangements with Xero on a regional basis, Paul Fiumara, DFK International Vice President (Asia Pacific Region) led DFK and Xero into pursuing a global partnership strategy. Fiumara said, “Implementing Xero at a regional level was a resounding success, enhancing the lives of both our clients and member firms alike. This proved the exceptional value of being partners with Xero, and the potential to extend this value further by being recognised as a Xero Global Partner.”

Martin Sharp, Executive Director at DFK International added, “DFK is a global association built on local knowledge and expertise. Our member firms are able to connect and share knowledge with their peers around the world, helping them to stay ahead of the curve with new innovation. Working with Xero will equip advisors in our network with up-to-date financial data that allows them to provide valuable, tailored support to their clients. We’re very excited to be working alongside Xero to help small and medium businesses succeed.”

 Local DFK member firms who sign a Xero adoption agreement will get access to a range of benefits that provide them with high quality service and support from Xero as part of the Xero Global Partner status.

Powell added, “It’s important that we partner with organisations that are closely aligned to us and have shared values. Aside from our shared passion for helping small businesses succeed, DFK and Xero both have a strong focus on people, community and sustainability.”

The Xero Global Partner status was launched in March 2021 and is a new way Xero recognises global agreements of this nature with large enterprise accounting firms or associations.