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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Gravel Road Investing

Written by Greg Millar on May 25th, 2018.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431Structuring an appropriate portfolio involves making decisions. You need an allocation that can withstand a range of investment climates while being mindful of fees and taxes.
 

Trust your team

Written by Greg Millar on May 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

dive-571Letting go and delegating projects to team members can be a daunting task, but it’s the only way to progress. Learn how to go about providing greater responsibilities to your team members to create a more productive, engaged, competent and confident team.

 

Testing times ahead

Written by Greg Millar on May 21st, 2018.      0 comments

interview-829Who really can afford the costs of making a hiring mistake these days, as well as the costs of separating mistakes from your business? The answer lies in extending your recruitment process and making it more reliable and accurate.

 

NZ Budget 2018

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 18th, 2018.      0 comments

budget-789Analysis of this year's major Budget announcements and their likely impact on business, health, transport, the public service and the wider economy. We also take a closer look at wellbeing, which according to the Minister will underpin future Budgets starting from 2019.
 

2018 Newmarket Business Awards

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

newmarket bus assoc logo-751Alliotts are a Finalist in the Best Small / Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) category at this year’s Newmarket Business Awards in Auckland.
 

Better team engagement

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 16th, 2018.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As team engagement continues to grow and challenge managers, mastering the concept of it has become more and more of a primary focus within the business industry. Learn and understand these eight pointers to effectively improve your team engagement.
 

Cryptocurrency - What are your tax obligations?

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 14th, 2018.      0 comments

remote virtual office desk-762Inland Revenue has recently released Cryptocurrency and Tax guidance about how the tax laws apply to the new technology. The guidance includes answers to some frequently asked questions to assist customers in understanding their tax obligations.  
 

Managing Millennials

Written by Greg Millar on May 7th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Learn how Millennials are redefining the workplace and how to engage them.

 

NZ's robot overlords have other priorities

Written by ANZ Bluenotes on May 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

robot-995Technological advancement, such as the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, will considerably change the economic landscape and the suite of skills required within the labour pool.
 

Essential Elements of Team Engagement

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 30th, 2018.      0 comments

race-341What motivates you to grow your business, is most likely very different from what motivates people to work in your business.
 

IN PICTURES: financial wellbeing in New Zealand

Written by ANZ Bluenotes on April 26th, 2018.      0 comments

blood pressure-721ANZ’s new report Financial Wellbeing: a survey of adults in Australia/New Zealand has found more than third of Australians and New Zealanders are considered just ‘getting by’ financially.
 

14 Key Performance Indicators that matter

Written by Greg Millar on April 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

consultant-885Knowing where to focus your attention when it comes to evaluating your business performance can make you more effective and make the best use of your time.
 

What you need to know about e-invoicing in New Zealand

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 20th, 2018.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382If everything goes to plan, we could see the NZ or Australian governments use e-invoicing with their own suppliers as soon as the end of 2019. That would be the signal for businesses and software makers to line up behind a single e-invoicing standard.
 

NZ Bright-line Test extension

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 16th, 2018.      0 comments

light bulb-66-166From 29 March 2018 the bright-line test for residential property has been extended from 2 years to 5 years.
 

Alliotts case study: Armitage Group

Written by Hugh Bowden on April 10th, 2018.      0 comments

CASE STUDY-703As new General Manager Zachary knew and had worked with Hugh Bowden on tax and accounting in his previous company role, he naturally leant on Hugh to assist with structuring and transitioning Armitage Group from the legacy the founder had left.

 

Successfully Manage Your Team

Written by Greg Millar on March 26th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174As a business owner, managing your team may be the most impactful and challenging task you face. 

Like all the other aspects of your business, success requires creating a system. So what should that system look like?
 

The next chapter for Xero

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 20th, 2018.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382After 11+ years of being CEO, Rod Drury is passing the baton to Steve Vamos who has been appointed by the Board as CEO of Xero from 1 April.
 

NZ productivity

Written by ANZ Bluenotes on March 19th, 2018.      0 comments

blood pressure-721Latest data shows New Zealand’s recent labour productivity performance now fits into the ‘not too bad’ category, rather than the woeful state implied by previous figures. 
 

Spotlight on Colin Farmer, Alliott Group

Written by Greg Millar on March 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Name: Colin Farmer. Title: Worldwide Chairman. Association: Alliott Group. Accomplishments: Numerous.

We share Colin's views on the big industry players, emerging technologies and his vision for Alliott Group in the future.

 

Jill celebrates 20 years with Alliotts!

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Jill Roberston-397Last week we got to take a few moments to mark a special team anniversary.

Chartered Accountant and Practice Manager Jill Peach celebrated 20 years with Alliotts!

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