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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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Pricing Strategy to Drive Growth and Profit

Posted by Greg Millar on May 10th, 2022.      0 comments

retail shop store-792Pricing strategy is a pathway to increased revenue and profit... but it’s often neglected by management. In this article, we look at factors which influence price and actions you can take to develop and implement an effective pricing strategy. 
 

Tax Rules Changes for NZ Residential Investment Property

Posted by Vanessa Williams on April 13th, 2022.      0 comments

house hands-626Legislation has recently been enacted in New Zealand pertaining to changes in interest deductibility and Brightline Rules for residential investment properties. The changes are also retrospective.
 

Managing Costs - Best Practices in Expense Reporting

Posted by Greg Millar on April 11th, 2022.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516Expense Reporting is often considered a ‘back office’ process that shouldn’t consume much of anyone’s time. That may be true… but how a business regulates spending requires a lot of discipline and accountability.
 

Latest NZ employment issues

Posted by Ross Henderson, HR Contracting on April 7th, 2022.      0 comments

chess strategy-550NZ HR Specialist Ross Henderson provides an update on vaccination mandates and an employee dismissal case from the Employment Relations Authority.
 

NZ 2022 Year-End Tax Checklist

Posted by Greg Millar on March 30th, 2022.      0 comments

check tick-407-962There are actions you can take now to maximise tax deductions. We’ve provided a useful checklist of tax deductions available for you to consider.
 

Human barriers to technology adoption

Posted by Xero on March 21st, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero has published a report investigating the barriers to adopting new technology in small businesses. Their analysis found that early adopters enjoyed 120% higher revenue and 106% higher productivity than those who postpone the implementation of new technology.
 

Strengthening Your Brand

Posted by Greg Millar on March 14th, 2022.      0 comments

hand-352How do you ‘strengthen a brand’? It can get murky at this point... so let’s take a closer look. 
 

Managing business cash flow and income

Posted by Xero on March 7th, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Takeaways for small businesses — there are a few things small businesses can do to help support their recovery, according to Xero’s small business trends report.
 

Applications for first COVID Support Payment now open

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 28th, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the first COVID Support Payment have opened and can be made through myIR on the IRD website.
 

New Financial Support for Businesses affected by Omicron

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced new financial support for businesses affected by Omicron.
 

7 Best Practices in Digital Transformation of a Business

Posted by Greg Millar on February 14th, 2022.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Most business leaders agree that branding is important in business. Given the opportunity, they’d like to strengthen their brand to generate more leads, grow sales and increase customer loyalty. How do you ‘strengthen a brand’? It can get murky at this point... so let’s take a closer look.
 

Five big things on business owners’ minds in 2022

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 8th, 2022.      0 comments

2022 100x100While this pandemic remains the largest issue business owners face, that doesn’t mean that leading issues pre-Covid have disappeared. The challenges we face are compound and varied, according to Kirk Hope.
 

Global Supply Chain Disruption

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 3rd, 2022.      0 comments

export copyThe chaos at ports, warehouses and retailers will probably persist through the year, and perhaps even longer according to this article in the New York Times.
 

The Finance Function

Posted by Greg Millar on January 31st, 2022.      0 comments

2022 100x100What does it mean to have a strategic finance function? Led by an experienced and skilled Chief Financial Officer (CFO), we consider some of their priorities.
 

Operating at traffic light setting Red

Posted by Vanessa Williams on January 26th, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAn outline of how Alliotts will operate with the change in COVID-19 alert levels.
 

December 2021 Xero Outages

Posted by Xero on December 15th, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero's response to customers regarding unacceptable user experience when using the Xero platform this month. 
 

Managing Your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 13th, 2021.      0 comments

sales up-477Many businesses are facing increased costs. This is not necessarily a new business challenge… but the COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant and unpredictable "price spikes". Let’s look at what business leaders should be thinking about in this environment?
 

SME cyber safety

Posted by Greg Millar on December 6th, 2021.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768Is the widespread adoption of remote work, and the accelerated (sometimes rushed) rollout of digital and cloud technologies to ensure continuity putting your business' cyber safety at risk?

 

Pre-Christmas payroll preparation

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608As Certified Xero Platinum Partners, we take a look at common NZ payroll questions at this time of year and how to deal with them.
 

New Transition Payment Announced, Final Wage Subsidy & Resurgence Subsidy

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 30th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced a one-off transition payment for businesses as we move to the COVID-19 Protection Framework and the Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme will continue to be available to businesses anywhere in New Zealand until 2 December 2021.