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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...

May 28, 2019

Featured Client

Based in Hamilton, Tauranga, and Auckland, Belles and Brides specialise exclusively in wedding hair and make-up, and offer a large team of highly sought-after, professional, mobile hair and make-up artists to take care of brides on their big day. For local Waikato brides, they also offer bridal trial and wedding day hair and makeup services, at the Belles & Brides boutique bridal studio in central Hamilton! Brides can expect so much more than just beautiful bridal hair, makeup, and beauty treatm...

May 28, 2019

In the Office

We are sad to farewell Kathryn Leong from our team. Kathryn is one of our Payroll/Taxation Administrators. We wish Kathryn all the best in her future endeavors - you will be missed!...

May 24, 2019

Accounted4 Payroll / Tax Team Vacancy

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 with sound payroll experience (and ideally some tax experience) who can step confidently into this part-time position in our Payroll ...

May 17, 2019

Is that email legit?

In this day and age it always pays to be vigilant when opening emails with linksAlways go with the old saying...."If something seems too good to be true it probably isn't!"Follow this link below for some helpful advice from the Inland Revenuehttps://www.classic.ird.govt.n......

May 17, 2019

Provisional Tax and GST Due 7th May

A reminder that Provisional Tax and any GST payments are due Tuesday 7th May If you require assistance please get in contact with us...we are here to help!07 827 5192...

April 26, 2019

Working over Easter or Anzac holidays?

There are three public holidays coming up in April: Good Friday 19 April, Easter Monday 22 April and ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April. Whether you are working part-time, full-time, fixed-term or casual, you are entitled to a public holiday if it falls on a day that you would normally have worked. What you get for a public holiday depends on: whether or not you actually work on the holiday andwhether or not the day is a day you would normally have worked, were it not for the fact that it was a publ...

April 16, 2019

In the Community

After the tragic events in Christchurch A4 made a decision to donate our Casual Day funds to the Christchurch Give a Little page to help those families in need. We also took the time to hold 2 minutes silence and have all remembered those lives lost in our own special ways. Geoff Hurst, one of our Senior Accounting Managers ran a seminar in association with High Performance Sport NZ to help out our high performing athletes with their accounting and business questions - another successful event ...

March 29, 2019

Xero Tip

About your Xero network key Each Xero organisation has a unique and private network key. You'll only find out which organisations use Xero through your business dealings with them. You'll need to ask them for their network key.Organisations with your key don't get access to log in or see any of your organisation's data.When an organisation that has your key sends you a Xero to Xero sales invoice, you'll receive it as a draft bill. You'll need to choose the account and tracking for the bill. You ...

March 29, 2019

End of Financial Year Tips

With the end of financial year fast approaching for most businesses, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reading our tips to make the most of your end of financial year and make sure you have got your best business foot going forward. Ensure that your business is keeping proper recordsAll records must be in English and kept for at least 7 yearsSome examples of the types of records that must be kept are:bank statements, all income received, wage records for any employees, interest and di...

March 26, 2019

Featured Partner

We love empowering our clients, especially when it comes to websites. There is so much ‘grey area’ out there around websites, costs, how to use them, where they are hosted, domain names, email addresses, google analytics, google my business  – it can be confusing and just another hassle clients don’t want to deal with. At Kaz, we design beautifully branded, easy to use and fully responsive websites. We help you showcase your portfolio, boost your brand or promote your business – a...

March 26, 2019

Get to Know: Shelley Budden

Originally from Auckland, Shelley moved to Cambridge almost six years ago and has spent that time raising her young family. Prior to that, Shelley has worked both as a legal executive and legal secretary and has over 11 years experience.  She has been employed in various sized law firms in Central Auckland, including a boutique law firm which specialised in trusts and estates. Shelley obtained her Legal Executive Diploma from The New Zealand Law ...

March 26, 2019

Important Dates for your Calendar

28 March - GST returns and payments due for February7 April - Terminal Tax due for the 2018 Income Year19 - 23 April - Accounted4 CLOSED for Easter Break. We will re-open on Wednesday 24th April at 8.30am.25 April - Accounted4 CLOSED for ANZAC Day...

March 26, 2019

Payroll Team Update

On the 1st April 2019 the minimum wage will increase to $17.70 per hour. This rate applies to all employees 16 years and over. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase to $14.16 per hour, remaining at 80% of the adult minimum wage. Refer: https://www.employment.govt.nz/hours-and-wages/pay/minimum-wage/minimum-wage-rates/...

March 26, 2019

Featured Client

The Safari Company was set up  in 2005 after Andy, the Owner and Tour Leader, ran many tours in Africa and South America. The Safari Company is based in New Zealand but tours to Africa. Andy has a vast knowledge of the continent and the people and guarantees an unforgettable safari, his ability to find special spots which are off the beaten track makes him and the Safari Company the market leader of overland safaris. The Safari Company are fully dedicated to providing th...

March 26, 2019

Capital Gains Tax changes - how will it affect you?

The coalition government’s tax working group has now delivered its final report on the future of tax in NZ, including a recommendation on a capital gains tax.The report recommends that capital gains tax would apply to gains and losses after the sale of a residential property (including holiday homes), businesses, shares, all land and buildings but tax would not be applied to the family home, or the land it sits on. Cars, boats and art would also be exempt.Among other key points, the report rec...

February 26, 2019

Invoicing - What should you include?

When you’re running a small business or working for yourself as a freelancer or contractor, getting paid will generally rely on sending an invoice. And because getting paid, and on time, is essential to staying afloat, it’s important to make sure that you’ve got all the important info included.If a customer asks you for a tax invoice, provide one within 28 days. Your invoice needs to contain the following:The words ‘tax invoice’, ideally as a heading.Your business or trading name.The r...

February 18, 2019

How to retire happily

Death and taxes are the oft-quoted ‘certainties of life’, but with ageing populations in Australia and New Zealand, you could add ‘retirement’ to that list.You may be excited by the prospect of retirement, or it may fill you with dread. Either way, planning your next steps will help you take control of this life stage to make it satisfying, meaningful and enjoyable.No matter how far away the prospect – next week, next month or next year – there is clear evidence of the benefit of pla...

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