16th September 2017
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de garis accounting has gained a new partner, Mandy Pratt, and has also become the first business in Guernsey to achieve gold partner status with Xero, the online accounting cloud-based software suite.

Diane de Garis, a former Financial Director at Northern Trust, set up de garis accounting in 2014 after a career break to spend time with family. Early on she decided to find a strategic partner to offer a cloud-based accounting solution to her clients with real-time integrated software.

As Di herself says: "We are almost an exclusive Xero practice, because we consider Xero to be the best cloud accounting system. It really is beautiful accounting software and works for both the client and the accountant. Getting Gold Partner status with Xero is a significant milestone, and we could not be prouder of ourselves. Through our partnership with Xero, we have seen the substantial benefits our clients gain through embracing the latest technology"

Xero is a cloud-based online accounting software suite with time-saving tools and add-ons to help business owners to grow their business - from scanned invoices automatically appearing on Xero, to web sale solutions that communicate directly with your accounting systems, streamlining your whole business. Secure and reliable, Xero is supported 24/7 by a team of experts.

Mandy Pratt, former Financial Director at Vets4Pets, joined Di as Partner at de garis accounting earlier this year. Mandy brings experience of working closely with small businesses from start-up to exit and sales further down the road. Like Di, Mandy has returned to work following a short career break and they make a formidable partnership with over forty years combined accounting and commercial experience. As well as accountancy services they can provide outsourced Financial Director services to smaller businesses who do not require a full-time FD.

As Mandy says: "We both love getting stuck into the detail and getting involved at all levels to gain an unparalleled insight into our clients businesses and add real value to our clients - our commercial FD experience means that we can make a real difference to local businesses. Di established a successful practice that is growing fast, it was an exciting time to join the business and we're both looking forward to building upon this success and growing the business further."

If you would like to find out more about de garis accounting you can check out their feature page here at thebestof Guernsey. For further information about Xero please contact Diane or Mandy by phone on (01481) 254748 or by email at

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