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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.

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New NZ employment law from 1 April

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 18th, 2019.      0 comments

april-706941 960 720-789From 1 April 2019, employees who are affected by domestic violence will have new entitlements and rights.
 

Cockroft joins forces with Alliott NZ

Written by Greg Millar on March 11th, 2019.      0 comments

april-706941 960 720-789Auckland Accountant, John Cockroft, who includes tax strategies, audit, forecasting, financial planning and funds management as part of his services, announces his merger with Alliott NZ Ltd Chartered Accountants, one of New Zealand’s Top 30 accounting firms.
 

Financial Reporting

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 6th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516The quality and relevance of financial reporting influences a manager’s attitude to financial matters. Having a good understanding and good representation of the numbers helps improve decision making and boost business performance.
 

Investing to fit your needs and risk tolerance

Written by Michael Beech on March 4th, 2019.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431None of us can control the news and the daily ups and downs of markets. But you can build an investment plan that fits your needs and risk tolerance.
 

Key Metrics to Measure Marketing Success

Written by Greg Millar on February 27th, 2019.      0 comments

sales up-477When it comes to determining marketing effectiveness, your end goal should be to paint a comprehensive picture of how your marketing efforts are performing. The metrics outlined in this article will put you in a good position to get the complete picture you need to fully understand what’s working and what’s not.
 

Meaningful accounting data to drive sales

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 25th, 2019.      0 comments

technology-679Accessing and analysing your business data used to be considered a luxury. But now it’s a necessity. Work with us to ensure you have your data at your fingertips, so you can make the best possible business decisions.
 

Getting More from Your Accounting Data to Generate Sales

Written by Greg Millar on February 20th, 2019.      0 comments

consultant-885Should you abandon all your sales efforts, forget about customer service and just focus on selling to customers? Absolutely not! But you should have a handle on the data. It will probably reveal that there is at least SOME opportunity to grow revenue through your EXISTING customers. 
 

Fair Pay Agreements

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 13th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516The work that former National Party leader, Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Jim Bolger, was doing on fair workplaces is in and Bolger is urging calmness.
Topics: Payroll, staffing
 

Goals, Strategy and Plans

Written by Greg Millar on February 11th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24In 2019 we encourage and help our clients to take the time to do some serious planning using these simple ten steps.
 

Payday filing from 1 April

Written by Greg Millar on February 6th, 2019.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857It's time to shift to payday filing. Remember, by law all employers must switch to payday filing by 1 April 2019.

 

PARTNER Q&A: Interview with María Zabala

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Alliott Group Worldwide Board Member and Deputy EMEA Chair Maria Zabala explains what motivates her, the best career advice she ever received, and just as importantly, what she does when not working.

 

Xero bills to mobile

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 30th, 2019.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629You can now create bills from your mobile with a clean, simplified interface. If you want to capture more detail the option is available to split into line items and quantities.
Topics: Xero
 

Building a Plan for 2019

Written by Greg Millar on January 28th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24Developing a solid plan is vital for your business to move forward into the new year with confidence. Learn how to determine your goals for 2019, develop a concise plan of action to build on your business strengths and weaknesses, and make constant progress toward your goals.
 

Invoicing Survival Guide

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 23rd, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Getting paid quickly should be easy – but the invoicing process can often take more time than the work itself. Read Xero's in-depth invoicing guide to help your business thrive.
Topics: invoices , Xero
 

Content Marketing Strategy

Written by PANALITIX on January 21st, 2019.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240When it comes to marketing your business, have you thought about where and when your target customers will consume your content? And what you want them to feel?
Topics: marketing, strategy
 

A Strategic Approach to Setting Business Goals

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 16th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24If you want to build a great business, you need to set challenging goals and engage in calculated risks. To be more effective, you should set specific, measurable, audacious yet realistic, and time-bound goals. Learn a better approach to planning and setting business goals.
 

2019 business planning

Written by Greg Millar on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

new year-433Happy New Year! Although many do possess business skills, financial acumen is rarely high among them. In this article, we list three common financial mistakes that we observe frequently.
 

Ever ask yourself 'What if'?

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Spotlight Reporting Super VCFO lock up-174Learn how Alliotts can help you make more informed decisions by leaning on us for Scenarios and Comparison Pages planning to be able to see the impact of key business decisions.
 

Business processes

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

cogsMost businesses follow processes, some deliberately and some subconsciously. But what about DESTROYING processes?
 

Payday filing

Written by Greg Millar on December 12th, 2018.      0 comments

xero payroll-221Remember, the law has changed so all employers must switch to payday filing by 1 April 2019.