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Digital currency

Dated: February 27, 2018

A few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that the next big craze in the financial markets would be for digital currencies, where complex algorithms and encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of currency and verify the transfer of funds whilst operating completely independently of a central bank or sovereignContinue reading 

Document retention

Dated: October 27, 2017

It’s frustrating to be in a position where you just wish you could prove your side of a dispute, wishing that you saved that document, that invoice, that shareholders’ resolution.  As Denzel Washington’s character says in the movie Training Day, “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove”. At Crowe Horwath we regularlyContinue reading 

Cyber attacks – five low cost and easy-to-understand steps to protect your business

Dated: October 26, 2017

Cyber security issues are often distorted by technology providers, sensationalised by the media, and downplayed by attacked organisations. It’s therefore difficult for small businesses to know how to prepare for and react to cyber threats when they occur. Cyber security is not just an issue for large corporates to worry about. Small businesses are justContinue reading 

Are you managing for the future?

Dated: July 27, 2017

How can you know whether your business will be disrupted? Easy. It will. It is not if, but when. So today is the day you make sure you will be ready. You may not be a taxi business being disrupted by Uber, a bookkeeper disrupted by Xero, a metal worker disrupted by a laser-cutting machineContinue reading 

Data analytics

Dated: May 23, 2017

In today’s modern environment, organisations are processing thousands of transactions through IT systems and are becoming increasingly reliant on IT processes. Data analytics interrogates large volumes of data to identify anomalies and trends. Our experienced advisers are able to perform complex matching and apply various analysis techniques using the latest data analytics tools in aContinue reading 

Data in the cloud – undoubted benefits but what about the risks?

Dated: October 5, 2016

Cloud computing has revolutionised the way in which IT products and services are being provided to customers, moving users away from the traditional software licensing models and premises-based data centres to ‘pay-as-you-go’ or utility-based pricing. The implementation of cloud computing technologies has seen real benefits being achieved by customers including: Reduced capital spend cost –Continue reading 

New way to pay provisional tax proposed

Dated: August 15, 2016

The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 August includes a range of measures designed to simplify business taxes, including a new way for businesses to pay their provisional tax. The Bill also includes new disclosure requirements for foreign trusts following the recommendations of the Shewan InquiryContinue reading 

Analysis system helping farmers

Dated: May 1, 2016

Strong beef prices are driving returns for farm business that have improved for the second year running. That’s according to accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath, which has released the results of its annual farm benchmarking analysis ” and, despite challenges, it anticipates another strong performance for Hawke’s Bay agribusiness in 2016. The CroweContinue reading 

Crowe Horwath offers online financial problem-solving with ‘ASK Crowe Horwath’

Dated: April 11, 2016

Accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath today announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. ASK Crowe Horwath, an obligation-free, online financial problem-solving service for business and individuals, allows questions to be posed by the general public and answered by Crowe Horwath advisers – ‘get a real answer from a real adviser’Continue reading