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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Governments “Foundations for the Future” budget signals further tax crackdown

Posted by Graham Lawrence on May 17, 2018

Listening to the Minister of Finance Grant Robertson in the budget lock-up this morning highlighted to me the importance tax plays.

 

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Topics: Tax, SME Governance

6 benefits of cloud-based accounting vs offline and paper methods

Posted by Matt Smith on April 17, 2018

We’re convinced that cloud-based accounting software is the future of finance for all businesses, big and small.

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Topics: Financial Reporting

How secure is cloud accounting software?

Posted by Matt Smith on April 10, 2018

Think cloud-based accounting is somehow “less safe” than having your data and programs stored on-site?

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Topics: Financial Reporting

What is cloud-based accounting and why should you care?

Posted by Matt Smith on April 05, 2018

Picture this: You are collaborating on a project with a team in the South Island while sitting in your pyjamas at your bach, or providing a service to a client in Australia while on a business trip in America—a few decades ago, just a pipe dream.

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Topics: Financial Reporting

Tax Spotlight: Fringe benefit tax refocused – Are you ready for an Inland Revenue Fringe Benefit Tax Compliance Audit?

Posted by Graham Lawrence on March 22, 2018

2017 marked the first year the Inland Revenue had a dedicated audit team which focused on Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT).

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Topics: Tax

Why your business needs a KPI dashboard

Posted by Ash Clarke on January 04, 2018

A KPI (key performance indicator) dashboard displays information critical to the success of your business on a single screen. It’s an easy, coherent way for staff and stakeholders to access the key information required for day-to-day decision-making.

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Topics: Business Improvement

How to avoid common KPI reporting mistakes

Posted by Fono Sosene on December 28, 2017

Most business owners and managers know that their KPI (key performance indicator) reporting could be better.

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Topics: Business Improvement

A model for effective KPI reporting

Posted by Neeraj Patel on December 21, 2017

Effective KPI reporting is built on transparency, accountability, and comprehensive communication. It can help businesses to reduce costs, identify new opportunities, and make better decisions. It provides an opportunity for staff at all levels of a business to reflect on their performance and, if required, take actions that improve the overall performance of the business.

 

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Topics: Business Improvement

A 4-step guide to setting KPI targets that boost business performance

Posted by Matt Smith on December 14, 2017

Aiming for the right key performance indicator (KPI) targets ensures that your business is on a trajectory for improved performance.

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Topics: Business Improvement

How employers can accurately calculate tax on holiday pay over Christmas

Posted by Graham Lawrence on December 14, 2017

Family. Gifts. Carols, baubles, tinsel on the tree. When it comes to Christmas time, these are the things that most Kiwis are going to be thinking about—but there’s one more thing that business owners need to keep in mind over the Season of Giving: how much they should be giving to their employees in pay over the holidays.

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Topics: Tax