Key Dates

December 13, 2018
Nexia New Zealand – Christmas Hours Our office will be closed form 12.30pm, Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.00am, Monday 14 January 2019. Upcoming Tax Dates 15 January 2019 Provisional Tax Instalments, Student Loan Interim Payments, GST, Bi-monthly Employer Deductions Returns and Payments are due. 21 January 2019 Monthly Employer Deductions and Quarterly FBT Returns and Payments are due. Friendly Reminder To ensure that we can complete your work by the required due date please get any...

Nexia News: Greg Cowles Announces Retirement

December 12, 2018
There would be very few people in this day and age, who would be able to say on retiring, they have held the same job for a career spanning nearly 40 years. That’s exactly what has happened with Greg Cowles, his first position was with accounting firm Hilson Fagerland and Keyse (HFK) who merged with Marriott’s in 2016 to form Nexia New Zealand. Greg still has a framed letter in the office confirming his appointment on September 2nd 1980. To...

Nexia Service Spotlight: Financial Awareness Coaching

December 12, 2018
The better you understand your business, the easier it will be to make more money. Management decisions rely on a sound understanding of the financial implications for a business. If business owners fully understand and interpret their numbers, they will have a strong foundation on which to grow their business. Over recent times there has been a widespread movement, often led by governments, to increase the financial awareness of the public. Websites and online calculators or tools have be developed...

IRD Update: Payday Filing is coming - but what is it?

December 12, 2018
What is payday filing? Payday filing is an online filing option to send employee PAYE information to Inland Revenue (IRD). While this is currently voluntary, it will become a mandatory requirement from 1 April 2019. Under the new scheme employers who make PAYE/ESCT deductions of more than $50,000 per year must file their Employer monthly schedule after each payroll instead of each month. Payday filing will become a part of your normal payroll process and will eventually make things easier...

Community Focus: Christchurch City Mission

December 12, 2018
Community Focus: Christchurch City Mission The Christchurch City Mission are a local social service agency, promoting justice and equal opportunity for all in our community. This year Nexia New Zealand have been supporting the City Mission in the work they do for the people of Christchurch. Homelessness, mental health issues and addiction are affecting more and more people. This makes the City Mission and the work it does more vital than it ever has been before. They provide support and...

Business Advisory Services: Top Five Tips To Release Cashflow

December 11, 2018
Business Advisory Services: Top Five Tips To Release Cashflow It’s often described as the most important financial factor in your organisation, the lifeblood of your business and subsequent poor practices can lead to crippling effects: I’m talking about cash flow. In this article, I present and discuss five cash flow releasing tips that enable freedom of choice opportunities. Issue and collect invoices faster A troubling trend has developed in New Zealand. According to information from the Xero Small Business Insights...

Tax Focus with Maggie Jaques: GST in the Digital Age

December 10, 2018
Tax Focus with Maggie Jaques: GST in the Digital Age I attended the Nexia International conference earlier this month and one of the highlights was having an opportunity to get together with my tax colleagues from around the world. Tax authorities have an uncanny tendency to follow suit, so understanding what other jurisdictions are focusing on and what is causing our fellow colleagues headaches is well worth taking note of! Technological change challenging tax systems worldwide The theme of the...

Nexia Better Business and Knowledge Sharing Events

December 10, 2018
Nexia Better Business and Knowledge Sharing Events Nexia New Zealand held regular Business Advisory seminars and events throughout 2018, these covered a variety of key business topics presented by great speakers, including: - Using Social Media in your Business – Philippa Jacobs, Pinnacle & Co - Coping with failure - Ekant Veer, University of Canterbury - Presentation Slides - How to Make Culture Your Competitive Advantage – Bruce Cotterill - Update on the Christchurch Central City Regeneration – Andrew Trevelyan,...

Nexia News: Nexia New Zealand Announces New CEO

December 7, 2018
Nexia News: Nexia New Zealand Announces New CEO Nexia New Zealand is pleased to announce Amy Murdoch will take over as Chief Executive Officer from 1st December 2018. Graeme Marriott, retiring CEO, said how fortunate Nexia is to have a rising star like Amy, who has been operating as General Manager since joining Nexia two years ago. “Amy has been instrumental in the development of Nexia New Zealand following the merger of two leading Canterbury accounting firms, HFK and Marriotts....

Client Success: Kilmarnock Enterprises - Unlocking Potential with Nexia New Zealand

December 7, 2018
A story is told that several global IT experts visited Kilmarnock Enterprises with preconceptions, and a belief that they would make some serious changes to how things were done. After spending a few weeks at Kilmarnock, they ended up being the ones that were changed. Kilmarnock has re-written the rule book when it comes to social enterprises, and their success isn’t going unnoticed. Awards line the office hallways at ‘Basecamp’, the name given to Kilmarnock’s Wigram headquarters in Christchurch. This...
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