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Changes to ACC CoverPlus Extra

Dated: March 29, 2018

ACC have recently made some changes to the way they treat ACC Cover Plus Extra, and this could have a significant impact on your policy. Policy Start Dates The start date for each new CoverPlus Extra policy will now be the date ACC receives the signed Policy Acceptance Form. The Policy Acceptance Form is sentContinue reading 

Global Sharing of Tax Information

Dated: March 29, 2018

New Zealand, along with over 100 other countries, has committed to the G20/OECD led Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI for short). Jurisdictions implementing AEOI are required to impose reporting obligations, known as Common Reporting Standards or CRS, on their financial institutions. New Zealand did this last year through amendments toContinue reading 

Can you answer these 5 quick questions?

Dated: March 29, 2018

Can you answer these five quick questions? If not, then you may have left both money and opportunity on the table… 1. Are you reviewing your financial performance on a weekly / monthly basis? 2. Do you have performance targets for teams that push them to achieve better results? 3. Are you having regular managementContinue reading 

Corporate Governance – What does good governance look like for your business?

Dated: March 29, 2018

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has recently released its updated handbook for directors, executives and advisors; Corporate Governance – Principles and guidelines. The handbook importantly reinforces the fact that effective corporate governance is never a ‘box-ticking’ compliance exercise. Good corporate governance is not just something that directors of listed companies should be concerned with. TwoContinue reading 

Take your presentation skills to the next level

Dated: March 29, 2018

Crowe Horwath’s TEO Training is a leading provider of practical learning experiences for accountants, lawyers and business people across New Zealand. The ability to deliver a presentation with confidence is an important life skill. TEO’s ‘Improve Your Presentation Skills’ course will arm you with a variety of tools to help you prepare and present aContinue reading 

Payroll in NZ – changes are afoot…

Dated: March 29, 2018

With 1 April around the corner, it’s important to be aware of changes that will affect your payroll. Outlined below are the changes. Your payroll software upgrades should take care of the changes to thresholds and rates, but as always if you need further advice or support, please do not hesitate to contact our payrollContinue reading 

White noise: trends in global trade

Dated: March 27, 2018

What does the future hold? Predicting outcomes in global trade is often more an imprecise art than a science, as interwoven as they are with geo-political events. Current media attention on the protectionist war of words (and tweets) emanating from the US White House has made a clearer understanding even more necessary. In a somewhatContinue reading 

Snapshot – where we’ve been in our communities this month

Dated: October 30, 2017

We became donors of the Omanu Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Their services would not be possible without the support of volunteers and sponsors to keep the beaches safe every summer. Omanu Beach pride themselves on being a family club. They have the largest junior surf programme in New Zealand, with over 400 junior members.Continue reading 

Getting your business ‘sale ready’

Dated: February 27, 2017

Regardless of continuing global economic and political volatility, there is clearly still an appetite for doing business deals. The robust mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity of 2016 is expected to continue into the first quarter of this year. A combination of strong corporate balance sheets, cheap loans and more challenging organic growth prospects in keyContinue reading