Xero Financial Software

Cloud-based accounting software for your brigade - saving you time and money, helping you run brigade business anytime, anywhere.

The UFBA, in partnership with Grant Thornton, can assist your brigade to enjoy the benefits of using Xero.

We offer a free subscription service including telephone support desk and online training. We'll set everything up for you to make your transition to online so much easier - you just need to have online banking in place first.

The advantages of using Xero are:

  • Maintain robust cloud-based finances - so you'll never lose bits of paper!
  • Generate and file clear reports to both FENZ and Charities Services
  • Provide detailed balance sheets at brigade meetings
  • Internationally recognised software, used in organisations across New Zealand

To register your brigade to access Xero email jane@ufba.org.nz.

Free training

We offer two levels of Xero training:


These training sessions are 1 hour long and are held at 7.00pm via Microsoft Teams. 
Dates of workshops for the first half of 2021 are:

WORKSHOP 1     Wednesday 3 March (COMPLETED)

WORKSHOP 2     Thursday 6 May

WORKSHOP 3     Thursday 17 June



These training sessions are targeted at Brigades who:

  • Are familiar with Xero, and wish to reconfirm that they are using the software correctly;
  • Wish to learn new tips and tricks that will help them use Xero more efficiently; and
  • Are interested in end-of-year reporting tasks and checks they can perform to ensure their reports are correct.

Dates of Intermediate Xero workshops for the first half of 2021 are:

WORKSHOP ONE        Wednesday 21 April

WORKSHOP TWO        Thursday 20 May

To register for an online Xero training session, click here 

For FREE online training videos click here.

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