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Why computerise my accounting system?

Computerised accounts save work

The decision generally comes down to the business owner and their previous experience. Those who have had a computerised accounting system in the past can see the benefits. They wouldn’t contemplate the idea of a manual system and realise they need an efficient accounting system to be serious in business and to get a financial ‘reading’. New […]

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MYOB Payroll Comparison – 2019

 MYOB offers a range of different payroll packages suitable for different types and sizes of businesses. Understanding which package is most appropriate for your business can be confusing. To help you we’ve created the following comparison table which compares the 4 different payroll packages for small/medium businesses. Please note MYOB have other payroll packages (EXO & PayGlobal) […]

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What to look for in a retail system


Point-of-sale (POS) software is more than a cash register. The software takes care of sales, stock, inventory, customer and supplier information and many of the other key issues you – as a retailer – have to deal with. As an integral part of your retail business, it’s imperative to ensure you choose the right point-of-sale software; […]

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Working as a Contract Bookkeeper


Many men and women offer bookkeeping services to businesses. They’re self-employed, running their own bookkeeping business and work from business to business using MYOB & other software. The work offers huge variety, lots of learning and with it, a high degree of personal satisfaction. For many it is the perfect job with plenty of flexibility. (If […]

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Why use Payroll software?

Payroll software offers lots of different advantages – for the user, the employees and the organisation. This article gives you 9 powerful reasons why you should use payroll software even if you have just one or two employees. 1 Cost Effective & Saves TimeThere is great potential to save money… especially once you can use the […]

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Why computerise your payroll?

Since the amendments to the Holiday Act 2003, the introduction of the KiwiSaver Act 2006, and the need to Pay Day File (2019), more businesses have converted from manual to computerised payroll. They have done so to simplify and speed up the processing of pays which would otherwise require lots of manual work and detailed […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Pay Drama

frustration with holiday pay

Are you dreading Friday December 20th and the dreaded holiday pay calculation? Here are some tips to help. Holiday Pay can cause a lot of stress and so learning some simple rules can help smooth the way to better employee relations.  For example; Annual leave is treated differently from BAPS Leave (Bereavement, Alternative, Public Holiday & […]

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Do I need a Bookkeeper or an Accountant?

bookkeeper or accountant

There are differences between bookkeepers and accountants and you could save money by knowing what those differences are. Apart from the obvious cost difference of each role, there are functions a bookkeeper generally does not perform. On the other hand there are jobs that an accountant will do but charge a lot more for – […]

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Holiday Pay Headaches

Christmas business shut down

Xmas is coming yet again. But before we can swap the keyboard with a glass of wine many of us need to prepare holiday pays for the shut-down. Yes, it’s a headache but one which can be mitigated if you take the time now to plan it. Whether you use MYOB Payroll, ACE Payroll, IMS Payroll, […]

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