It’s exciting times for de garis accounting Limited as they welcome a new Partner to the business and achieve gold partner status with Xero – the first in Guernsey.

Diane de Garis, former FD at Northern Trust, set up the practice in 2014, after a career break to spend time with family.  Di wanted to run her own business and to empower other businesses to become more successful.  The practice specialises in cloud accounting systems and outsourced FD services, for businesses who don’t require a full-time FD but want the benefits they provide.

Mandy Pratt, former FD at Vets4Pets, joined Di as Partner earlier this year and brings experience of working closely with small business from start up phase right the way through to exit and sales further down the road.   Like Di, Mandy has returned to work following a short career break and is thoroughly enjoying working with businesses to help them grow and achieve their goals.

Together they make a formidable team, with over 40 years combined accounting and commercial experience, having both worked as Finance Directors and they both share the same passion for adding value to their clients.

“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”, Mandy Pratt, Partner.

Early on, de garis accounting made a strategic objective to offer a cloud based accounting solution, and elected to partner with Xero to deliver its cloud platform. With in-built real-time, integrated software, their clients have been taking advantage of the flexibility and advantages that cloud accounting offers and this has allowed them to become a Xero Gold Partner.

“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”, Di, Partner

Xero is an online accounting software with all the time-saving tools you need to grow your business. Xero is always secure and reliable and supported by a team of experts 24/7.  There is also a whole market place of add on systems that streamline the entire administration of running a business – from scanning an invoice and it automatically appearing in Xero (no more manual entry of supplier bills) to online web sales solutions that talk directly to your accounting system.  They haven’t yet found a manual process that can’t be made significantly more efficient through an add on system.

If you would like to find out more about Xero and their services, then please contact Diane or Mandy on 254748 or