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Advanced Certificate in Xero​ Course Guide

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Advanced Certificate in Xero​ Course Guide


This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, the system requirements for Xero, and how to navigate the Xero Dashboard.

This course will provide an in-depth overview of aged receivables and payables, a fundamental area for business owners and accounting staff. This includes but is not limited to the aged receivables and payables process and reports, as well as the cash conversion cycle and ratio reports.

This course will provide an overview of fixed assets in Xero, including but not limited to the process for setting up fixed assets, how to view the fixed asset register and disposal schedule, depreciation options and processes, and the fixed asset reconciliation report.

This course will look at how to access the budgeting module in Xero and will include information on the purpose of creating and working to a budget, how to create an overall budget in Xero, and instructions on how to import or export budgets and generate budget reports.

This course will provide guidance on how to set up tracking categories to monitor and analyse different areas of a business, and will include but is not limited to the process for creating tracking categories in Xero, the tracking of budgets and payroll expenses, and how to produce reports with tracking categories.

This course will provide an in-depth look at the reporting options in Xero, including but not limited to an overview of the wide range of reports that can be generated in Xero, VAT Return and Reconciliation, and a look at ratio analysis and ratio categories.

This course will provide a close look at the useful tool of creating fully customised templates in Xero, and will include but not be limited to the process of creating and assigning branded themes to invoices, purchase orders and credit notes, making a custom branded theme the new default theme, as well as the process of modifying or deleting existing templates.

This course will provide an introduction to the many features and tools of Xero Projects and Xero Expenses, both Xero products offered as optional integrations to add to a Xero subscription. It will include but not be limited to information on how to add tasks, project quotes and staff cost rates in Xero Projects, as well as how to create, approve, decline and analyse expenses and mileage claims in Xero Expenses.

Complete a practical case study based assessment using Xero.

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email

This course costs €399.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 15 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Accounting Technician, Bookkeeper, Office Administrator, Financial Controller or Payroll Administrator.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Complete the Advanced Certificate in Xero to advance your career in accountancy. Designed for those with a basic knowledge of Xero, you’ll learn how to manage your business accounts, interpret extracted reports, and make the most of  cloud accounting. The course is ideal for Tax Agents, Bookkeepers, Accountants, Payroll Officers, And Account Managers. Once you’ve completed the course, you can add an advisor title to your CV.

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After enrolling, you’ll receive an 14-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee*.

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