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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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Job tracking in Xero

Written by Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants Auckland on May 26th, 2016.      0 comments

xero-certified-advisor-logo-hires-RGB-493As a business owner, it is important to analyse the components of your business’s revenue.

You’ll want to know which products or services are cash cows to keep and which ones are dogs to remove.  Alliotts' new recruit Justin Wong outlines how Xero can help you to do that effectively.

Builders - using Xero, but really need a Construction Management System?

Written by Anthony McIlroy on November 9th, 2015.      0 comments

we understand tradies-980 If you own a building or construction business, do you use a CMS that not only reports on your business performance, but also ties in with your accounting software? Do you even know what a CMS is?

Alliotts' trades sector expert Anthony McIlroy works with trade business owners to unlock the value of a CMS to address key questions like how to grow your business, increase cash flow, etc.


Timely reminder for NZ construction and trade businesses

Written by Anthony McIlroy on September 29th, 2015.      0 comments

deadline-225Exceeding your business potential?

Did you know that Alliotts not only works with construction and trade businesses to minimise tax, file GST and income taxes. We also work with businesses like yours to establish what is needed to really get humming.



4 questions to ask your accountant to put you in control of your business

Written by Greg Millar on July 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

check tick-407-962These four questions could be very beneficial in helping you make more informed management decisions in your business.

So, what are the four questions and how do you go about asking them?

Cash flow - the number one issue for small business

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 17th, 2015.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Preparing for unpredictability when it comes to your cash flow will make your business even stronger.

Formal cash flow forecasting is common practice for conscientious business owners as it’s a great way to budget each financial year.

However, developing a forecast can be more complex than simply stating your likely monthly outgoings and income. With the many internal and external variables that can contribute to the growth or decline of your enterprise, provisioning for these in your forecast can be difficult. We outline Alliotts approach to making your next forecast as accurate as possible.


Xero’s Business Performance dashboard is here

Written by Greg Millar on July 10th, 2015.      0 comments

xero-Business-Performance-feature-release Screenshots 1320x880 02-@2x-890Xero’s Business Performance dashboard was released last month and marks the start of a new wave of Xero functionality with new, more powerful insights into the health and performance of your business.

Eastern Bays and keeping the tax man at bay – how Dell Electrical does both

Written by Greg Millar on June 30th, 2015.      0 comments

Electrician installing outdoor connections on multifamily house-859-229-641-564Auckland’s Milan Dell doesn’t advertise his electrical contracting business like most. He doesn’t need to thanks to the reputation and word of mouth he has built up over the last 15 years, and the great work his father did before that. And, for 25 years now, the Dells have used Alliott NZ to look after their business and personal tax affairs. Between their business and Greg Millar, they have a very streamlined set up in place.