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Account Manager



Sales & Business Development
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.
At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.
How you’ll make an impact
At Xero the customer is the cornerstone of everything we do. This role is responsible for recruiting new accounting partners (firms) using Xero’s proven and longstanding partner value proposition. In addition to recruiting new accounting firms to our partner program, you will also actively manage existing relationships with accounting partners in your territory and actively grow new business within your existing partner base. You will recruit new partners and support the appropriate partner journey and will ensure that each firm has the opportunity to grow through internal firm-wide education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities facilitated by their team. At the point these partners become production ready, if they fit the current client size you will receive them back to continue to grow them as a partner. Some travel will be required.
Key characteristics of an ideal candidate: Experienced in selling and closing, well-rounded, customer focused, delivers results in high growth environments, high emotional intelligence, strong business acumen, effective communicator, quick learner and knowledgeable in accounting practice operations.

What you’ll do

  • Take a role in identifying and qualifying opportunities by prospecting and developing key relationships with accounting firms within your territory. The AM will handle partners with a TAM(total addressable market) size of 21-99.
  • Recruit and grow new Xero accounting partners to grow our channel, leading to growth of our small business customer base
  • Manage inbound sales calls and respond to prospective/current partner inquiries, while also having the ability to foster organic growth within an existing partner
  • Build strong relationships with our accounting partners through consultative selling techniques and a collaborative sales approach to drive high-complexity consensus sale
  • Generate 4x pipeline of qualified opportunities through the use of, but not limited to, proactive outbound call activity, emails, marketing campaigns and community events
  • Enrich the Xero experience of our accounting partners through thought leadership and continuous education on how to grow their practice and leverage Xero
  • Travel to partners and prospects within your territory up to 10-15% of time
  • Utilize sales enablement tools such as Salesforce and other automation tools

Success looks like

  • Meeting monthly targets on new clients signing up to Xero via your accounting partners
  • Meeting weekly KPI measurements such as phone calls, meetings, and events. More than 80% of your communication with customers and partners will be via phone, email, and webinar
  • Maintaining a high level of activity and excellent account hygiene in our CRM by hitting on key touch points
  • Successfully recruit accounting partners representative of all tiers of the industry
  • Manage existing accounting partner relationships under our recruit, educate, grow model
  • Collaborate with our technical team to present end-to-end accounting workflow solutions

What you’ll bring with you

  • 3+ years of relationship building sales experience in a consultative sales environment
  • Experience in closing sales role strongly preferred
  • Experience selling in a high growth, SaaS environment
  • A high level of awareness for the workings of an accounting practice and systems a plus
  • Understand the buyer: shows enthusiasm for the emerging cloud accounting market and its new opportunities
  • Building relationships: A natural tendency towards building mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Drive for results: Results driven with strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Communication: Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Resilience & adaptability: Capacity to learn, adapt and apply ideas in constantly morphing situations
  • Customer focused: Ability to create quick, strong rapport with accountants and other stakeholders
Why Xero?
Diversity of people brings diversity of thought, and we like that. Our human-first culture of respect, fairness, and inclusion is what helps Xeros thrive and work and beyond. Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, employee resource groups, wellbeing programming and allowances, medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, fertility and family forming financial support, 401k contribution matching, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices with snacks and break areas, flexible working, career development and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.
Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience. If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.