A leading firm of Redditch accountants is set to add new jobs to its team as it helps schools, retailers and businesses upgrade their systems to state of the art software.

Hayward Wright Chartered Accountancy Group has become a Platinum partner with cloud-based accounting platform Xero, which is one of the world leaders in its field.

The deal, which puts Hayward Wright in the top 2% of Xero’s UK partners, will also bring new jobs to the region as the company seeks to grow its cloud accounting team from two to 15 by the end of 2020.

The Clews Road-based accountancy firm already has around 200 clients who use the software – with them now committing to more than doubling that figure over the next two years.

Alistair Hayward-Wright, Hayward Wright Accountancy Group’s managing director said: “We’ve been working with Xero since 2011 and now as Platinum partners we will be helping our clients, including those in the retail and education sector, transfer onto Xero so they can really see the benefits.

“The deal is also brilliant news as it will allow us to add more accounting and technical jobs in the next few years across our three offices. It’s vital that we have the technical and accounting expertise in place to support our growth plans for the system. Making that jobs commitment makes the deal with Xero that bit more special.”

Mr Hayward Wright said his company had already been approached by a number of academy schools seeking a demonstration and an alternative to their current finance packages.

Hayward Wright Accountancy Group specialises in a variety of financial matters including tax planning, book keeping, accounts, audit reports and commercial finance.

In response to a surge in the number of businesses using online accounting tools, Hayward Wright also supply cloud-based accounting and electronic point of sale systems for businesses.

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