The Business Advisory Blog

The Business Advisory Blog

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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8 Best Practices in Delegation
The art of delegation has been studied at length by prominent thinkers such as Dr Stephen Covey and others. Here are some ideas that may apply to delegation in your business.
04 October 2022 Read More
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Hiring and Working with Subcontractors
The employment environment is always changing as workers consider their options and businesses look for flexible, cost-effective solutions. We look at some BEST PRACTICES when working with independent contractors (or subcontractors).
22 August 2022 Read More
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Alliott NZ named 2022 NBA award winners
Alliott NZ named Best Small / Medium Business of the Year at Newmarket Business Awards!
04 July 2022 Read More
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Managing Costs - Best Practices in Expense Reporting
Expense 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.
11 April 2022 Read More
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Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning
How are you forecasting cash flow in these uncertain times? Whether your business is thriving or under pressure, precise cash flow management is important, especially in an unpredictable environment. Scenario planning is one way businesses can strategise about their future and make better decisions. 
27 April 2021 Read More
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Are you observing Cash Management Best Practices?
How do your cash management processes stack up against best practices? This topic came to prominence in 2020 and the most resilient companies will continue these best practices as "business as usual". For ideas and examples of making the most of your cash resources, read on. 
14 December 2020 Read More
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The CFO - A Vital Role in the Cockpit of Your Business
We 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.
02 May 2019 Read More
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Stronger rules on data protection in the EU mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.
01 June 2018 Read More
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Not tracking your billable expenses could be costing you money
For many business owners, racking up charges on behalf of a customer (disbursements) is part of doing business. You can, hopefully, pass on all those disbursements to your customers as billable expenses. The key is to keep track of what charges go with which customer. We outline exactly how Xero can help you to do that.
30 October 2015 Read More
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