Staying sane during tax time

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Advisors, Compliance, Small business

It’s almost 1 July, you know what that means right? Tax time is looming, and it’s time to finalise your EOFY to hit the ground running. You’ll need to organise tax returns, refresh your business plan, balance your books, do a year in review, consult with your accountant, and ensure absolute compliance with the ATO. But you knew that already. It also means a few metric tons of brow-furrowing pressure and stress. Make no mistake, tax time is stressful, and … Continue reading “Staying sane during tax time”

Optimising accounting technology for remote workplaces

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Advisors, News, Technology

For better or worse, the pandemic has disrupted the accounting industry forever. Dave Francis, General Manager of APS, has witnessed enormous changes industry wide. One of the most significant has been a distinct shift in where work is done. Since the onset of COVID-19, adopting new working patterns has been a necessity for many firms. While some pandemic-borne trends are fleeting; hybrid and remote work models are here to stay. Keep this front of mind when investing in business technology. … Continue reading “Optimising accounting technology for remote workplaces”

What you need to know about quarterly updates for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Making Tax Digital, MTD, MTD for businesses, Small business

Just under two years sounds like quite a long time. But then time hasn’t exactly flowed to its natural rhythm over the past couple of years. With lockdowns in place, days stretched for an age. Then, days, weeks and months whizzed by in a hurry as pubs, shops and restaurants reopened. Suddenly, it’s mid-2022. How did that happen?  While here may not be the best place to ponder the ebb and flow of time, it is worth bearing in mind … Continue reading “What you need to know about quarterly updates for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment”

Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Advisors, Bookkeepers, Small business

Here at Xero, we actively support diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We recognise that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. Part of our work in this space in Aotearoa/New Zealand has included working alongside a charitable organisation called Take2. The kaupapa (purpose) of Take2 is to teach incarcerated individuals to code, enabling meaningful employment opportunities and ultimately breaking the cycle of … Continue reading “Diversity and inclusion in tech with Take2”

4 Types of Toxic Managers & How to Deal with Them

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Candidates

Being a manager isn’t easy. The technical skills a person relies on early in their career don’t always translate into the core skills needed to lead others. If they did, anyone could be promoted and adored by their employees. Of course, we know that’s not the case; toxic managers walk among us. Usually, a workspace stress is the direct result of having an ineffective leader. Take a look at these four types of toxic bosses you may encounter in your … Continue reading “4 Types of Toxic Managers & How to Deal with Them”

How To Answer The 5 Toughest behavioural interview questions

Posted on June 13, 2022Categories Associates, Candidates

We’ve all been there – the anticipated job interview. You landed the interview and now it’s time to talk about your accomplishments, right? Half true. While interviewers want to know why you’re the best candidate for the position, they also want to understand how your behavioural patterns and personality will impact company culture and objectives. There is no way to know exactly what questions you’ll be asked, although there are a handful that are likely to pop up. Impress your … Continue reading “How To Answer The 5 Toughest behavioural interview questions”