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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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Alliott NZ join leading firms at Alliott Group 2017 worldwide Sydney conference

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 21st, 2017.      0 comments

BridgeClimb Dawn Climb Sydney Opera House-91 Representative(s) from Alliott NZ were in Sydney from 18-21 October to attend the 2017 Worldwide Conference of Alliott Group, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent professional services firms.

Alliott NZ is the association’s representative member firm in New Zealand.      

Topics: alliott group
 

Tax treatment for leaky building remediation

Written by Greg Millar on November 13th, 2017.      0 comments

tap-221NZ IRD highlight the steps to work out the type of repair and maintenance costs of the leaky building (as a rental property) and whether you can claim them as a deduction. 
 

NZ’s employment law landscape set to change

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 6th, 2017.      0 comments

Flag of New Zealand-331New Zealand’s employment law landscape is now set to change and employers need to be ready to adapt.
 

Alliott NZ named Top 30 NZ firm 🇳🇿

Written by Greg Millar on November 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

NZ Top Accting Firms logo-281Alliotts has been recognised as one of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand.

 

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'.
 

Getting Business Structure Right

Written by Greg Millar on October 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

boxing gloves-840-800Learn why spending time on getting your small business structure right is just as important as the exciting times ahead as a new business startup.
 

Bank reconciliation made fun

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 16th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382There’s a long list of unpleasant things most business owners would rather do than bank reconciliation. Traditionally, it’s mindless and time-consuming.

However, the bank reconciliation functionality within Xero feels more like a video game than work.
 

Successful ventures don’t operate in the dark

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2017.      0 comments

Spotlight Reporting Super VCFO lock up-962Spotlight Reporting is Xero's most popular advanced reporting software add-on, providing another level of insight that all business owners who aspire to success should embrace. 

Here at Alliott NZ, we also exist to help our clients to succeed.
 

Stop the glorification of busy-ness

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

stress-745The trend is for everyone to be as busy as possible! Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

 

Introducing Xero projects

Written by Xero on September 25th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Whether you’re a small business, or an accountant working with one, it’s important to know which jobs deliver the best return on investment, and which ones need to be reined in.

Cue projects in Xero: a simple way to capture, track and report on the time and money spent on each job so you can proactively invoice, make informed decisions and manage your business more efficiently.
 

Managing cash flow Pt 2

Written by Greg Millar on September 18th, 2017.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Anyone running a business knows the story: one day, there is a pile of cash in the bank, then it appears to disappear overnight.

Here are some more tips to help you manage your cash flow if you ever find yourself in this situation.

 

Managing cash flow Pt 1

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 14th, 2017.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Anyone running a business knows the story: one day, there is a pile of cash in the bank, then it appears to disappear overnight.

Here are some tips to help you manage your cash flow if you ever find yourself in this situation.

 

Email fraud

Written by Paul Macpherson, Head of Security at Xero on September 11th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Exploitation of email invoices to commit fraud and extortion is a growing problem and no one is immune.

We have seen them targeting businesses – big and small – all over the world but there are 10 things you can be on the look out for to avoid getting caught.

 

Work-life balance losing out, as small businesses spend their evenings chasing invoices

Written by Xero on September 4th, 2017.      0 comments

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More than a third of businesses are concerned about cash flow. One in three small/medium business (SME) owners spend their evenings doing business administration and nearly 30 per cent of SME owners want to spend less time at work, according to Xero.
 

Take the opportunity to clean out clutter and move to a simpler life

Written by Michael Beech on August 30th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When managing investments it is advisable to do away with unnecessary clutter. Often a simple strategy is the best strategy.

 

Play to your strengths

Written by Greg Millar on August 28th, 2017.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44Often, many entrepreneurs are the best salesperson of that business.

But as the business grows, they can fall into a common trap. 
 

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.
 

NZ attacks QLD Government over trade and job risks

Written by Greg Millar on August 14th, 2017.      0 comments

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TRADE ministers on either side of the Tasman are questioning the legality of the Palaszczuk government’s proposed “Buy Queensland” procurement policy.

A riled-up New Zealand Government extraordinarily slapped down the Premier, accusing her of “lacking an understanding of how trade works” and putting at risk Queensland jobs.

 

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?
 

Could a robot do your job?

Written by Greg Millar on August 9th, 2017.      0 comments

barcode head-448New data from research house AlphaBeta provides the answer.

Search to find your job — if you’re game.