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Liston Newton Advisory
Liston Newton Advisory is rated 4.8 from 32 reviews

With Xero, we help you take advantage of modern technology

Xero is more than just another accounting platform. It’s a complete accounting and bookkeeping package, one that takes care of all your business’ accounting needs, all from one central platform.

Operating as a cloud-based system, you can access your Xero account across multiple devices, and seamlessly integrate other platforms and apps to help you undertake business planning calculations and forecasting.

At Liston Newton Advisory, we’re proud to be Xero Platinum Partners. We help you manage the transition to a Xero account, while helping you gain access to cutting edge Xero accounting services and technology that will help your business thrive.

Xero helps you with:

Simplified bookkeeping
Financial management
Invoicing and billing
Easy reconciliations
Single touch payroll
And much more

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Our Xero services

Learn more about your business with our comprehensive guides

At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

  • Discover tax strategies and business structures available to you
  • Understand and apply new business management technology
  • Get in touch with us for information tailored to your business

Let us help you take the headache out of your accounting platform

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A wealth of experience

Our team has over 40 years’ experience helping our clients manage their wealth in smarter ways.

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A collaborative approach

We work with you to ensure you understand your financial options, and empower you with the knowledge that you’re making the right choices.

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Leading industry innovation

At Liston Newton Advisory, our Xero accountants in Melbourne are always looking for smarter ways of doing things, and passing this insight onto you.

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We keep it simple

Your day-to-day finances might be complex, but they don’t have to be a hassle. So we make it easy for you to understand exactly how a Xero subscription helps your business thrive.

Learn more about how your business can leverage Xero to your advantage

You’ve got a business to run, so you want your accounting software to just work. Xero is the platform that delivers this, and more.

Our experienced Xero accounting team understand this, and work with you to deliver a seamless transition to this powerful system. We provide comprehensive support, so you and your wider teams can get to grips with how to navigate the technology.

We even deliver ongoing training, so you can get more from your Xero experience. And trust us—there’s more to explore.

John Liston, Director | Adviser

Meet our Xero accountants and advisors

We have worked with Liston Newton's Accountancy and Advisory Team for over a decade. During that time, our business has grown substantially both organically and through purchases. This wouldn’t have been possible without Liston Newton Advisory to assist with our business planning, providing proactive advice and ensuring our accounts were always compliant in a complex and volatile industry.
Karsten Horne
CEO, Reho Travel
Liston Newton's Accountants analysed our financial and business situation and helped us implement strategies to improve our position. Their strategies turned our business from making a loss, to recording a 6-month net profit of 36 per cent. And we are now on track to show a 240 per cent increase in turnover over the next financial year.
Lisa Clarke
SL Constructions
Liston Newton helped us move our accounting over to Xero. Their Accountant managed the set up and training so we felt comfortable with the software. We now have all our processes streamlined which gives us improved visibility of our business performance. This has allowed us to open 2 more stores without a significant increase in administration effort.
Peter Luskan

Discover how Xero fits in with our Methodology

At Liston Newton Advisory, we’ve developed a unique approach to financial management and wealth creation that takes a holistic approach. It’s all about putting the plans and systems in place to ensure you stay on track to achieve your financial goals.

Taking advantage of the benefits of Xero forms part of this, and allows you to streamline your finances and automate your accounting.

Find out how we do things
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Xero accountants you can trust

As Xero Platinum Partners, we know exactly how you can leverage Xero to improve your business.

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Once you’ve tried Xero, you’ll never look back

Get in touch with us to speak with a Xero certified adviser, and see the difference it makes for your business.

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of businesses can Xero accounting software work with?

Xero is a powerful platform that can work for businesses of all types. While it’s historically been used for small businesses, organisations of all sizes can take advantage of its easy-to-use features and integrations.

One of the beautiful things about Xero is that a Xero account is completely scalable. You can start with one user, and grow from there.

As well as your traditional accounting features, like billing, invoicing, and single touch payroll, Xero integrates with over 1,000 apps, too, meaning you can connect any usability you need directly to your Xero dashboard.

So however your business works, and whatever industry you’re in, Xero will help you thrive.

What are Xero add-ons and how can they help my business?

Like we said in the previous question, there are over 1,000 Xero add-ons and integrations that your business can access. These are designed to help you save time, save effort, and make your already easy accounting even easier.

Head over to the Xero app store to browse the full range.

Is my data safe with Xero?

Xero is perfectly safe to use all day, every day. If it wasn’t we wouldn’t be using it.

Here’s just a taste of the security protection that Xero offers:

  • Certified as compliant with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the global  information security management system (ISMS) standard.
  • Complies with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS v3.2, SAQ A.
  • Xero uses industry-standard TLS (Transport Layer Security) to encrypt all your data.
  • Applies a defence-in-depth approach using multiple security controls, including firewalls, intrusion protection systems, and network segregation.
  • Features multiple secure data centres within enterprise-grade hosting facilities, in geographically-separated locations.
  • Employs a security team to continuously monitor its security systems, event logs, and notifications, to identify and manage any threats as they appear.
Is Xero difficult to learn and to operate?

Part of the reason we love and recommend Xero is its ease of use.

From an easy setup process, to intuitive banking, it doesn’t take long to get your head around your Xero system. It features an easy-to-understand dashboard, that clearly shows all the available accounting features and applications. A top menu holds all your operations in logical siloes, so you can easily navigate your way around your day-to-day needs.

Built on powerful cloud software, Xero is designed to be used on any device, wherever you have internet connection.

It’s made to be user-friendly—and if you do have any questions, concerns, or can’t understand how to do something, our Xero accountants are right here to help you learn.

How do I get started with Xero?

Getting started with Xero is easy.

Our Xero accountants in Melbourne can help you create your account, or you can sign up yourself through the Xero website. Once that’s done, all you need to do is enter your business information, set up up your processes, and away you go.

Once you start using it, you can set up different team roles, customise your dashboard, and begin managing your Xero accounting and bookkeeping in just a few steps.

Xero even provide a central database of tools and tips to help you learn how to get more out of your platform.

Alternatively, if you prefer to learn with a human, your Liston Newton Xero advisor is here to walk you through it.

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