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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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SmartPayroll email fraud

Written by Greg Millar on May 20th, 2019.      0 comments

scam-701-357SmartPayroll has been advised by banks they work with that there is a new email fraud scheme circulating that involves payroll. We make you aware of what to look out for.
 

What's Important to Your Team

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 13th, 2019.      0 comments

success-182Managing people is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Team development issues can have a real impact on your business reputation, client retention and profit. Here's how you put a system in place to listen to your team and use their feedback to make real changes to your business.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Customer loyalty

Written by Greg Millar on April 8th, 2019.      0 comments

loyal customer-749Understanding what your customers really think about your business could be the difference between them staying or leaving for a competitor. Find out how to get feedback and create loyal customers.
 

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.
 

2019 year-end checklist

Written by Greg Millar on March 26th, 2019.      0 comments

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

New NZ employment law from 1 April

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 18th, 2019.      0 comments

april-706941 960 720-789From 1 April 2019, employees who are affected by domestic violence will have new entitlements and rights.
 

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.
 

Financial Reporting

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 6th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516The quality and relevance of financial reporting influences a manager’s attitude to financial matters. Having a good understanding and good representation of the numbers helps improve decision making and boost business performance.
 

Investing to fit your needs and risk tolerance

Written by Michael Beech on March 4th, 2019.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431None of us can control the news and the daily ups and downs of markets. But you can build an investment plan that fits your needs and risk tolerance.
 

Key Metrics to Measure Marketing Success

Written by Greg Millar on February 27th, 2019.      0 comments

sales up-477When it comes to determining marketing effectiveness, your end goal should be to paint a comprehensive picture of how your marketing efforts are performing. The metrics outlined in this article will put you in a good position to get the complete picture you need to fully understand what’s working and what’s not.
 

Meaningful accounting data to drive sales

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 25th, 2019.      0 comments

technology-679Accessing and analysing your business data used to be considered a luxury. But now it’s a necessity. Work with us to ensure you have your data at your fingertips, so you can make the best possible business decisions.
 

Getting More from Your Accounting Data to Generate Sales

Written by Greg Millar on February 20th, 2019.      0 comments

consultant-885Should you abandon all your sales efforts, forget about customer service and just focus on selling to customers? Absolutely not! But you should have a handle on the data. It will probably reveal that there is at least SOME opportunity to grow revenue through your EXISTING customers. 
 

Fair Pay Agreements

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 13th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516The work that former National Party leader, Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Jim Bolger, was doing on fair workplaces is in and Bolger is urging calmness.
Topics: Payroll, staffing
 

Goals, Strategy and Plans

Written by Greg Millar on February 11th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24In 2019 we encourage and help our clients to take the time to do some serious planning using these simple ten steps.
 

Payday filing from 1 April

Written by Greg Millar on February 6th, 2019.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857It's time to shift to payday filing. Remember, by law all employers must switch to payday filing by 1 April 2019.

 

PARTNER Q&A: Interview with María Zabala

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Alliott Group Worldwide Board Member and Deputy EMEA Chair Maria Zabala explains what motivates her, the best career advice she ever received, and just as importantly, what she does when not working.

 

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
 

Building a Plan for 2019

Written by Greg Millar on January 28th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24Developing a solid plan is vital for your business to move forward into the new year with confidence. Learn how to determine your goals for 2019, develop a concise plan of action to build on your business strengths and weaknesses, and make constant progress toward your goals.