XU Magazine - Issue 06

The Perfect Advisory Relationship

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Written by Richard Francis

Before founding Spotlight Reporting in 2011 Richard Francis spent nearly two decades advising businesses large and small. His successful boutique firm specialised in Virtual CFO and mentoring, so growing long-term, high value advisory relationships was his bread and butter. Richard picks up the story from here…

From this foundation, Spotlight Reporting was born. Our raison d’être is to empower Virtual CFO teams and individuals across the globe, so it’s been gratifying to see Spotlight Reporting become the most popular reporting toolset in the Xero Eco-system and to win the Add-On of the Year Award in 2015.

We continue to grow strongly, and working alongside Xero firms to transform their service provision and adopt a ‘value add’ mindset is a passion for me and the Spotlight Reporting team. Passing on some of our industry experience and IP is something we love doing – and something we encourage other ‘Super VCFO’ practitioners to do too.

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About the author

Richard Francis

Richard Francis is founder and CEO of Spotlight Reporting, the Xero Add-On of the Year 2014. Richard also founded Francis Consulting, an early Xero Partner and cloud advisory practice and Spotlight (now Xero) Workpapers, which was acquired by Xero in 2012.