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Company Culture is vital from day one

Your company culture is founded on the norms, values and working environment you create within your business – and a positive culture can directly drive your bottom line.Companies with an effective culture perform 20-30% better than ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors, according to research by Harvard Business School professor and writer, James Hecket. Why? Because in these companies employees were happier, more productive and (as a direct result) less likely to leave.So, if a vibrant an...

October 8, 2019

Xero for Beginners

Join us. Join the Revolution. Accounted4 is excited to present the popular Xero for Beginners Workshop for the second time this year! You will learn;  How to match up invoices and code correctlyHow to complete and finalise GST returns Brief overview of features in XeroAny other topics requested When: Thursday 10th October 2019, 5.30 - 7:00pm Venue: Cambridge High School Staff Room Cost: Complimentary Come along to this Xero for Beginners Workshop to find out how Xero can assist...

September 25, 2019

Cheques no more!

From March 2020 the Inland Revenue will no longer be accepting payment by cheques, or cheques dated after 1 March 2020 from customers who are able to pay another way. Talk to us today if this affects you and we can come up with an alternative option for your IR payments. A summary of other payment options includes: myIROnline bankingMoney TransferCredit or debit card via our websiteWestpac Visit the IR website here for more information on payment options....

September 12, 2019

Payroll Team Update

Sick LeaveIt’s that time of the year again when winter bugs can hammer a small business’s productivity! It pays to help your staff stay healthy. Encourage your team members to stay home when they are sick; encourage good health habits – drinking plenty of water, washing your hands regularly, keeping fit, eating well and getting outside will all help.Most employees get five paid days of sick leave per year to care for themselves or their dependants after 6 months continuous employment. Chec...

August 20, 2019

Xero Tip

An important Xero tip to make your day to day accounting a little more fun!When you go to create a new invoice, in the Description write unicorn! then hit tab....

August 19, 2019

Featured Client

Inspirit Gallery first opened its doors in 2007 and is now one of the Waikato’s most popular destination galleries attracting local and international visitors all year round. The amazing entrance to the gallery features New Zealand rocks, native plants and sculptures. Jenny Scown, a photographic artist, is the owner and curator of this spacious purpose built art gallery and sculpture garden set in a stunning rural location between Hamilton and Cambridge. This unique art gallery exhibits an am...

August 19, 2019

Featured Partner

iPayroll was established in 2001 and is New Zealand’s leading provider of cloud-based payroll solutions. iPayroll’s solution is suitable for a small business with a few employees, a group of businesses, a franchise, or an enterprise business with several hundred employees, in any industry. They provide an easy-to-use, feature-rich solution so you can focus on your business. iPayroll make it simple for you to run each pay and manage leave, tax, and employee records. They also make it easy for...

August 16, 2019

Get to Know: Steff McNamara

Steff joined Accounted4 in January 2017 taking up  the front of house position as Receptionist. She is very much a people person and loves the interaction (ie. Lots of chat and laughter) she has with Accounted4 clients and staff. Steff moved to Cambridge (from Auckland – don’t hold that against her) 25 years ago wanting a smaller more community minded environment for the family to grow up in. She has three adult sons, three grandsons (14, 12 & 10yrs) and a 10 month old granddaughter. Lo...

August 16, 2019

In the office

Ruby Verhoeven Ruby joins our Client Services Team and is our Client Services / Reception Assistant. You will see Ruby at reception when you pop in so make sure you say hi!...

August 12, 2019

In the Industry

Every year quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces with many incidents associated with accidental rollovers. On average each year five people die, and ACC receives over 1,000 claims for work-related quad bikes accidents, costing $12 million. A new policy clarification from WorkSafe was issued in June 2019, strongly recommending that CPDs are installed on all quad bikes used for work. ACC has collaborated with WorkSafe to design a workplace injury p...

August 12, 2019

Accounting 101: Financial Statements

Essentially, the financial statements tell a story about money. They show where an entity’s money came from and where it went over a specific time period, which is usually over a year. They also show where the money is at the end of that period. In NZ, the standard financial year starts 1st April, and ends 31 March the following year. We’ll have a look at three main statements: Statement of Financial Performance. Sometimes referred to as a Statement of Profit & Loss (P&L) or Income Statement...

August 6, 2019

Print Volume

We have been making a big effort here at A4 to reduce our environmental footprint and reduce our paper usage and the proof is in the stats.Check out our printing stats which have HALVED over the past 2 years.We are really proud of the continued effort our team and clients make in our efforts to be more sustainable in a historically paper based industry....

July 16, 2019

Part-time Admin Position

Who are we Accounted4 (A4) is a successful, forward-thinking Chartered Accountancy Firm located in the heart of beautiful Cambridge. At A4, our 33 strong team are 100% focused on our clients and our people. Our vibrant culture is reflected in our team values; authenticity, excellence, innovation, energy and solidarity. What’s the role We are looking for a person who can step reliably and confidently into this part-time position in our Payroll and Tax Administration Team. You will be responsibl...

July 9, 2019

5 Key things to get right when starting a business

Starting your own business is a BIG leap of faith. Will you find any customers? Will you make enough income? These are questions that any founder will ask themselves.But with the right planning, preparation and support, you can set the best possible foundations for your new enterprise, and take some of the guesswork out of becoming a business owner.Building the right foundationsSo, if you’ve got a great business idea and you’re eager to get your company off the ground, what are the key found...

July 9, 2019

Claiming Vehicle Expenses

If you have a vehicle that is only used for business, you can claim the full running costs as a business expense. If you use your vehicle for both business and personal trips you will need to work out how to allocate costs correctly.There are two ways to do this – keeping a logbook or adding up the actual costs.If your vehicle is petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric you can use either method. You need to continue to use one method for as long as you own the vehicle. If your vehicle isn’t petro...

July 3, 2019

Your GST return is due on the 28th

Have you got a GST return and payment due on 28th? We can help you file your return with Inland Revenue and pay on time to avoid late penalties. Talk to us today about how we can help you with your tax obligations. #smallbusiness #GST...

June 24, 2019

Accounting 101: Tax, Terminal vs Provisional

Welcome to our new series: Accounting 101 In this series we will help you understand the Accounting Terms that don't sound fun and generally go over people's heads! Let us know if you are interested in a particular topic and we can break it down and help explain it for you! This is Accounting 101 - no topic is too small. After it all, it begins with the basics!...

June 10, 2019

Come Join Us!

Who are we Accounted4 (A4) is a successful, forward-thinking, CA Firm located in the heart of beautiful Cambridge. At A4, our 33 strong team are 100% focused on our clients and our people. Our vibrant culture is reflected in our team values; authenticity, excellence, innovation, energy and solidarity. Xero is our preferred accounting software and to endorse this we are a Xero Platinum Partner. What’s the role Due to a retirement we are looking for a confident, energetic and motivated person wi...

June 10, 2019

Get to Know: Martyn Steffert

Martyn has been a Director of Accounted4 for 12 years after joining the firm 15 years ago. He is married to Raewyn and they have three sons; Liam, Cameron and Daniel. He enjoys all sports and after his rugby playing and coaching  days has taken up cycling to keep fit. His weekends are normally spent on the side lines watching his boys participate in their chosen sport. Being brought up on a dairy farm, Martyn has always enjoyed working with farming clients and has a great mix of clients in ...

May 29, 2019

Count your Stock

Remember that if you have a May balance date, you need to count your livestock on May 31st. Please make a note of your figures and keep them in a safe place. You will be asked to provide your figures in your templates when we request your end of year records....

May 29, 2019

Featured Partner

Image Apparel Cambridge has been proudly serving the Waipa and Waikato regions since 2006, having been previously known as All Sew Embroidery. The current owners rely on the same talented team of technicians who are very proud of their quality results and excellent service. Image Apparel Cambridge reflects the importance of branding, believing it is ‘your image, your way’. Our services include: Garment supply for club, team, corporate, trade/industrial uniforms and sports teams.Branding opti...

May 29, 2019

Xero Tip

Use Xero's inbuilt calculator to work out your transaction and manual journal amounts....

May 28, 2019

Important Dates for your Calendar

The A4 office will be closed for Queens Birthday from 5pm Friday 31st May and will re open at 8.30am on Tuesday 4th June.28 June - GST returns and payments due. 28 July - GST returns and payments due...

May 28, 2019

We Are Hiring!

Who are we Accounted4 (A4) is a successful, forward-thinking Chartered Accountancy Firm located in the heart of beautiful Cambridge. At A4, our 33 strong team are 100% focused on our clients and our people. Our vibrant culture is reflected in our team values; authenticity, excellence, innovation, energy and solidarity. What’s the role Due to increased growth we are looking for a confident, well presented person with excellent communication and technical skills. They will work Monday to Friday ...

May 28, 2019

Payroll Team Update

ATTENTION all Farming Employers Are you CASHING UP entitled Annual Holidays for your employees? https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/annual-holidays/cashing-up-annual-holidays/ REMEMBER: Get the request in writing from your employee Cashing out Annual Leave Application FormTax it based on a lump sum basis https://www.ird.govt.nz/roles/employers/lump-sum-payments Are my Employment Agreements up-to-date for all employees? https://www.dairynz.co.nz/people/employer/starting-employm...

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