Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Plan Your Accounts With Business Buddy

It’s That Time Of Year! Plan Your Accounts With Business Buddy

The team at Astill Hawke and Associates Limited have been working on planning all annual accounts work to assist them to effectively manage the workflow and ensure a quicker turnaround time for their clients and they are in the process of sending out their 2014 Annual Accounts Planning and Estimated fee letters. The Astill Hawke team plan on a month to do the work and will ask clients to bring in or send in the work and then check the information and will not start on the work until theyhave all the required information. To this end they will be posting by mail over the next few weeks an estimated fee letter (stating the estimated fee and the aspects of the work to be completed.

If they start a job and find there is more to it than anticipated they will contact the client with a revised estimate before continuing). They will also send an Annual Accounts Checklist to be signed and returned with all the required information which then gives them the authority to go ahead to
prepare the Annual Accounts.

Astill Hawke are not your standard accountants. They specialise in providing accounting and business development services to tradespeople and they care about the success of a business and understand the issues that tradespeople face. The professional team at Astill Hawke regularly come across tradespeople who are simply not up to date with compliance, paying too much tax and not realising the potential of their businesses. They understand business and can solve compliance issues and help clients to grow their business. They also understand the long hours, physical challenges and paperwork struggles that tradespeople face today and have developed strategies and packages to suit their needs, from owner-operators to larger trade firms.

At Astill Hawke they use the latest technology to deliver a whole new level of service to small and medium businesses. Director Kirsten Hawke says software such as Xero enables her team to significantly alter the type of work they do for clients. “In the good old days accounting was all about reviewing financial progress at the end of the year, filing tax returns and having a beer with your client, while you consoled them”, Kirsten says. With Xero software and all of the brilliant apps businesses can track progress, save time and make strong strategic plans based on up-to-date.

The focus for Astill Hawke’s clients is much more forward thinking because they can have constant access to information that tells them what happened yesterday or even this morning, rather than finding out the good or the bad news at the end of the financial year.

For further information please visit their website at http://www.businessbuddy.co.nz.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news