Xero have 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.

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

DFK International executive director Martin Sharp said: “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.”

Xero chief customer officer Rachael Powell 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.”

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.