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Sick Leave and COVID

Pending the onslaught of Omicron and a higher number of sick leave days, this is a reminder to NZ employers of what to do -Check sick leave balances for all your employees remembering that 10 days will roll in for every permanent full-time & part-time employee at the employee’s anniversary date AFTER 23rd July 2021. […]

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Changes to your payroll

Re MYOB, ACE, IMS, EXO, EssentialsYou may have received an email from MYOB around their payrolls in relation to the Holiday Act 2003., Our holiday legislation is complex and tricky (unlike Australia). The biggest difficulty is with employees who work variable hours. People on set hours or casuals are easy to administer.We’re looking forward to […]

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Summary of the Wage subsidy and Leave Payment available to support employers affected by COVID-19

Refer to the table below and consider your situation. Below is a summary of the Wage subsidy available to support employers affected by COVID-19. For full details see this page on the Work & Income website. Note: the leave subsidy has been folded into the wage subsidy scheme to prevent employers double-dipping. Government are working on arrangements […]

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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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