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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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The era of the cyber resilient CFO

Written by Greg Millar on August 21st, 2019.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44If you’re a finance leader who thinks cyber risk is someone else’s problem – probably the IT department’s – it’s time for an urgent rethink.
 

Cybersecurity and whaling

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 14th, 2019.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613More than a baker's dozen of education points about the practice known as 'whaling' and processes to adopt as your organisational and personal cybersecurity checklists.
 

The CFO - A Vital Role in the Cockpit of Your Business

Written by Greg Millar on May 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

Screenshot 2019-05-02 08We explain the role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and why it is important in a business. Best practices in managing your accounting function are listed as well as ideas on appointing a Virtual CFO to ensure strategic oversight of your finances.
 

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.
 

Alliott Group Partner Q&A

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

Alliott-Group 2018-825Worldwide Board Member and EMEA Chair Giorgio Marcolongo explains what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received and, just as importantly, what he does when he's not working.
 

Effective onboarding

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

employees-352With steady change and competition, business owners are facing more and more challenges as they look to hire. With the right resources and proper processes, read how this struggle can be avoided.
 

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.

 

Business performance excellence

Written by Greg Millar on September 24th, 2018.      0 comments

Screenshot 2018-09-12 13What can we business owners learn from America's military fighter pilots? Read on to find out about this extraordinary training session at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.

 

Power of Customer Communication

Written by Greg Millar on September 17th, 2018.      0 comments

remote virtual office desk-762Our article focuses on the importance of developing and implementing a strong customer management program, covering the power of effective customer communication.
 

Managing Customer Expectations

Written by Greg Millar on September 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

retail shop store-792Many business owners find the notion of creating a customer management plan daunting. We suggest working with someone who has helped other business owners through the process. Find out how.
 

The Power of Employee Feedback

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 23rd, 2018.      1 comments

7K0A0597-174There is nothing more powerful than emphasising the role your team plays in building a great business. If you want to build a successful business, invest your time, energy and resources in building a strong team.
 

Leading Millennials

Written by Greg Millar on June 4th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Millennials are ready to take on the world. How do we lead the new breed of employee effectively?

Their parents and teachers told them they can do it - they can. Encourage - don't squash them or contain them.
 

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.

 

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.
 

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'.
 

Hire For Culture, Train For Skills

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 24th, 2017.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240If you assess cultural fit throughout your recruitment process, you will ensure you hire people who will become fantastic in their new roles.  This will certainly help drive long-term growth and success for your business.
 

Fresh eyes on NZ recruitment

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 9th, 2017.      0 comments

interview-299Just how widespread is CV Cheating and what can you do about it?
 

Your business by design

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

race-341Most businesses are built by default – not by design.

Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes.

 

Playing to Win-Win

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

score-915Trying to garner customer loyalty without paying attention to team loyalty will get you the same results as bungee jumping without the bungee.