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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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XERO PROJECTS Tasks and expenses

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 29th, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero has introduced more granular invoicing options in Projects, allowing users to show time as individual line items on an invoice. Users can now choose to include details such as the staff member, date, task and description from their time entries. This feature is available on both the web and the Projects mobile apps versions of Xero.
 

Upcoming changes to NZ payroll

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero provides tools and education to make your compliance and updates a breeze, leaving you with more time to focus on doing the things you want to do.
 

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.
 

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
 

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
 

GoCardless with Xero

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Wish your cash flow was more predictable? Xero has teamed up with GoCardless so you can accept direct debit payments, to get your ad-hoc and recurring payments flowing without having to go to great lengths.
 

Xero security notice

Written by Greg Millar on November 28th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629Do not click on any links or attachments in suspicious emails.  Find out more about how to identify phishing and other malicious emails, and how to stay safe online in this latest Xero security alert.
 

The power of data

Written by Greg Millar on November 14th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Read how data has a unique place in society and business, and why maintaining trust in that data is pivotal.
 

Alliotts are Xero Platinum Partners

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The team at Alliotts is delighted to announce that we've attained Xero Platinum Partner status. Find out what 'going Platinum' means for our clients.

 

Xero add-ons for your business

Written by Greg Millar on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382As well as bringing up your profit margins, add-ons also help save you time and streamline your cash flow. Work with us to empower your business with the technology to automate mind-numbing admin tasks, and focus on what you do best. So what add-ons should be on your hit list? 
 

NZ pricing change to Xero

Written by Greg Millar on August 20th, 2018.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382From 28 September 2018, the monthly subscription price for Xero will increase as a result of new functionality.
Topics: expenses , Xero
 

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 business succession planning

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

baton-405A tidal wave of small business owners in New Zealand are looking to retire or sell their business over the next five to ten years.

Read on to get Xero's free report to help maximise the value of your business if you are looking to exit the workforce.

 

Xero NZ payroll update

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 20th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Xero has been working to solve paying GST registered contractors from within Xero Payroll ie the need to create a manual journal every pay run in order to balance GST lines.  
Topics: Payroll , Xero
 

Xero app partner for tradies

Written by Greg Millar on November 27th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Fergus - Cloud-based job management software specially built for tradies.

From site visits through to scheduling, quoting, invoicing and much more - Fergus manages all your tasks in one place and gives you the insight you need to grow.

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5 Lessons Learned From Scaling A Startup Tenfold

Written by Xero on October 30th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382As your business grows and you add people, how do you keep everyone focused and heading in the right direction?

Xero's Trent Innes shares 'Five Lessons Learned'.
 

Bank reconciliation made fun

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 16th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382There’s a long list of unpleasant things most business owners would rather do than bank reconciliation. Traditionally, it’s mindless and time-consuming.

However, the bank reconciliation functionality within Xero feels more like a video game than work.
 

Introducing Xero projects

Written by Xero on September 25th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Whether you’re a small business, or an accountant working with one, it’s important to know which jobs deliver the best return on investment, and which ones need to be reined in.

Cue projects in Xero: a simple way to capture, track and report on the time and money spent on each job so you can proactively invoice, make informed decisions and manage your business more efficiently.
 

Work-life balance losing out, as small businesses spend their evenings chasing invoices

Written by Xero on September 4th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382
More than a third of businesses are concerned about cash flow. One in three small/medium business (SME) owners spend their evenings doing business administration and nearly 30 per cent of SME owners want to spend less time at work, according to Xero.
 

Take a few mins: strengthen security

Written by Greg Millar on June 5th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Keeping your business secure in today’s online world can be tricky, but two-step authentication makes it harder for others to access your Xero account, so your data is protected.