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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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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.
 

4 tips to get ahead of the holiday rush

Posted by Greg Millar on November 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The holiday season is normally one of the busiest times of year for small business owners in the retail space and this year will prove no different. In fact, due to continued challenges like bad weather, container shortages, product shortages and continued port closures due to the pandemic, business owners all over the world should start holiday preparations even earlier this year.
 

High-wealth individuals research project

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 15th, 2021.      0 comments

IRD iconAbout 400 high-wealth individuals have been selected to take part in a statistical research project to help NZ Inland Revenue fill a gap in their knowledge of effective tax rates relative to economic measures of income.

 

5 things employers should consider in December

Posted by Greg Millar on November 8th, 2021.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Whether you’re seeking extra staff to cover the Christmas rush or wanting to avoid paperwork mishaps this article has got you covered.
 

New Malaysian firm joins Alliott Global

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 5th, 2021.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), one of the world’s largest global multidisciplinary alliances, with 200 members in 85 countries, continues its expansion in the Southeast Asian region with the appointment of Top 25 accounting firm Rabin & Associates in Malaysia.
 

The Great Attrition

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

coffeeThere’s a lot of talk about the impact of ‘remote work’. What does this mean for businesses? What should leaders be thinking about?  
 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Greg Millar on October 26th, 2021.      4 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusTraffic Lights, COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Increased Resurgence Support Payment Update.

 

Kemps Weir joins Alliott Global Alliance

Posted by Vanessa Williams on October 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), one of the world’s largest global multidisciplinary alliances, with nearly 200 members in over 80 countries has appointed Kemps Weir Lawyers (‘Kemps Weir’) as its sole representative law member in Auckland, New Zealand.
 

7 Ways Leaders Inspire Change (in Challenging Times)

Posted by Greg Millar on October 18th, 2021.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Usually, employees get behind new initiatives, especially where a proposed change makes sense to them. But encouraging change in an environment of uncertainty or where the rationale is unclear tests the mettle of leaders. 
 

Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

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

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAn important reminder about the next round of Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment application dates.

 

Fully engaging with your financial data

Posted by Spotlight Reporting on October 11th, 2021.      0 comments

consultant-885Understanding the finer points of your financial situation is crucial in times of economic uncertainty. But according to a Forbes article, a significant portion of entrepreneurs and business owners don’t fully engage with all of their financial data.
 

Digital marketing profits

Posted by Greg Millar on October 4th, 2021.      0 comments

marketing tile 100x100What’s the story behind your business? Do your customers get an insight into what happens behind the scenes?
Telling your story through digital marketing is a powerful way to humanise your business, engage customers, and distinguish yourself from competitors
 

Social media success

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 27th, 2021.      0 comments

marketing tile 100x100Brands that have the most successful social media presence take the time to create a visual experience and journey for their customers.  Having a clear voice, strong visuals and a brand voice are important. 
 

Non-vaccinated employee dismissed

Posted by Dukesons Business Law on September 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusIn GF v NZ Customs Service, Customs was held to have justifiably dismissed an employee who was required, by legislative order, to be vaccinated and who refused to be vaccinated. 
 

Flexible work arrangements

Posted by Greg Millar on September 20th, 2021.      0 comments

coffeeThe ‘coffice’ is rapidly becoming a top choice for flexible workers looking to escape the monotony and isolation of working from home, but just like any work environment, there are house rules.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Cut Off and Second Resurgence Payment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 16th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the second COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 close today at 11.59pm, Thursday 16 September 2021.