The School Office and Xero Accounting Package

Why Xero?

  • Cloud-based – no hardware costs
  • Affordable monthly cost
  • Ease of use
  • Commercially used – easier to find Temp Staff

Why use The School Office?

We know schools – simple as that.

Changing Accounting Packages

Agreed, it is a major decision to change accounting systems. The positive comments of schools using Xero is its simplicity and ease of use. The most notable change is the dashboard showing the direct Bank Feeds daily from your bank.

Chart of Accounts

The School Office designed Chart of Accounts is grouped to align with the Ministry of Education Kiwi Park template. This makes report designing easier for the user.

Xero Tracking

The Xero tracking facility can be used for departmental / subject / activities reporting. Using tracking substantially reduces the number of account codes required. The The School Office app generates reports for multiple tracking categories against budget in one process.

Student Fee Interfaces

Kamar fees system interfaces to Xero.

Xero Setup

You can start using Xero at any time.

  • 1st January – fresh start at the beginning of the financial year
  • during the year – end of a GST period is a good choice

The Xero setup including chart of accounts, budgets, conversion balances, asset import is all done off-site by our experienced team.


This is also an opportunity to review overall systems and procedures.

Read more about how to fast track your school finances with Xero here

The School Office is a Xero Gold Partner.

Talk to us – we’re here to help.