Getting Started: Tour of the menus, icons, dashboard and other tabs
Learn how to use the menus, icons, dashboard and other tabs at the top of every screen in Xero. Your user role will determine the menus, icons and tabs available to you.
From the header, click the list icon to see the My Xero menu. From here you can view and manage all organisations you have access to.
You can also access the subscription options by clicking Xero Subscription in your General Settings, then clicking Manage in My Xero to show them in a new browser window.
From the header, click the file icon to open the file library where you can use and manage your files.
Click the notification pop-up or envelope icon to access your notifications.
Click the magnifying glass to start searching in Xero.
From the header, click the question mark icon to see all your options for getting help while you're using Xero.
When you've set up your Xero account, the Dashboard screen is like a home page for your organisation. The dashboard provides graphical snapshots of key indicators for your organisation.
The main menu bar has up to 6 tabs, as well as the Dashboard, to help you use Xero for the organisation you are logged in to.
Manage employees on the payroll, run the pay, and manage holidays and leave.
View your data using standard and Xero reports. You can customise many of these reports to suit your organisation’s needs.
Add and manage the people and organisations you do business with.
Change your organisation settings, manage users and find app services.
- Organisation Settings
- Conversion Balances
- Tax Rates
- Xero Subscription
- Chart of accounts
- Financial Settings
- Custom Contact Links
- Invoice Settings
- Currencies (for some Xero pricing plans)
- Pay Items (if you're a payroll admin for pay run)
- Email Settings
If you have been set up with the Adviser user role, this menu will display. Here you can create, edit and save reports and journals.