Cloud-based Accounting

An extra bolt on the door

Since COVID-19 started, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cyber-attacks around the world. We share details of Xero’s mandatory multi-facet authentication about to be introduced – putting an extra bolt on the door to help keep your data secure.

What are your numbers telling you? How to grow your business using your financials

Too many New Zealand business people are missing the potential to grow their business by not learning to understand what their numbers are telling them.

GST on land - Holdaway v Ellwood

It is common for disagreements to arise between taxpayers and Inland Revenue on the GST treatment of land transactions, but less common for these disputes to arise between a vendor and purchaser.

Company record keeping

We share a reminder of the legal requirements from the Companies Act 1993 (section 189). The Act requires that a company must keep the following documents at its registered office:

Take the drama out of end-of-year

The end of the financial year can be either stressful or a seamless part of what you do. Ideally, your end-of-year accounts will confirm what you think your business has been doing for the past 12 months.

Are you in charge of keeping the office or work-site safe?

Locking the doors is one thing but you need to take extra steps to ensure your workplace is safe and secure these holidays. The last thing you want is for someone to access your work space and hurt themselves.

Reo Pēpi | Te Reo Māori alive and well in this new Dunedin business

The adage ‘Don’t go into business with family and friends’ clearly doesn’t apply to Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson, two Dunedin cousins and friends who have launched a business publishing bilingual books for babies and young children.

Maximising the benefits from your accounting software

In the modern competitive marketplace, businesses need to have the tools to make appropriate and timely decisions in order to survive. If they wait until the end of the financial year to review performance and then react, it is usually too late.

Advantages and disadvantages of cloud accounting

There is a growing trend for businesses today, whatever their size, to move to the ‘cloud’. The cloud is an online platform to make data and software accessible, anytime, anywhere and from any device.

Facebook: Why your business needs it (and how to use it!)

Are your ideal customers adults? Then your business needs to be on Facebook because that’s where their eyeballs are. Time-poor or don’t have a clue where to start? Get some answers with these six most frequently asked questions.

Acupuncture New Zealand | Moving to Xero with us; a successful remedy for accounting woes

Acupuncture New Zealand has ‘come home’ to the Moore Stephens Markhams fold, with a move onto the Xero cloud based platform one of the key benefits gained.