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Our Meaning

I have been asked from a few people lately about what our company name means, Beyond Your Numbers, what we stand for and what makes us so different. Then the comments we are getting back from clients, people we are meeting reflects what and who we are as people and as a company and what our meaning is. So I thought I would share some of these. There is a lot to us, so see the video link below to find out more....

October 22, 2021

How teamwork helps you grow your business

When you start out in business you do everything yourself, try to learn everything, are everything to everyone. The margins are tight and you want control. However you cannot sustain this for ever.It is not until your business grows that you realise that you do way too much and burnout starts to kick in, That is when you realise you now need help. As you take on more work that means you have less time to invest in billable tasks if you are the most expensive non billable person in your busi...

September 24, 2021

Covid-19 Lockdown Financial Support Factsheet

Following our online bookkeepers meeting yesterday afternoon, please see attached for you to download a factsheet for you as well as some details below. Where possible please still pay your suppliers, remember the payments wheel still needs to go around. If we all stop payments, then no one will be able to pay suppliers and their staff. Staff need to be paid from the subsidy received if applied for to the minimum of 80% - best endeavours or to 100% if and where possible – remember to get an a...

August 19, 2021

Financial Support for Businesses

There is a range of financial support that will be rolled out over the coming days to support businesses. We've collated the essential information on these support options in a factsheet for you. Click the button below to download a copy of the factsheet. The Wage SubsidyThis is available nationwide whenever anywhere in the country is put into Alert Level 3 or 4 for a period of at least 7 days. When Will It Be AvailableThe government has suggested that applications will be open vi...

August 19, 2021

Claiming lunch as a tax deduction - Simplified

Next time you grab a coffee or a meal at your local cafe between back-to-back client meetings and think about claiming this as an expense because you are self-employed and it’s just part of your work day, think again. Inland Revenue has confirmed that these expenses are not deductible for self-employed taxpayers in all but very limited circumstances. As per my previous post, there are over 37 pages to interpret Statement IS 21/06 – Income Tax and GST - Treatment of Meal Expenses. So, be...

August 18, 2021

New Sick Leave - Some tips

There are some misconceptions around the new sick leave legislation, here are some tips for you: Sick leave is paid time off work if an employee, their spouse, partner, dependent child, or other person who depends on them is sick or injured. Minimum sick leave entitlements increased from 5 to 10 days per year from 24th July 2021. All employees, including part-time and casual employees, are entitled to 10 days' sick leave per year if: they have six months’ current continuous employment wi...

August 5, 2021

How Does a Bookkeeper Help Your Business

A great bookkeeper can help you reach the next level of growth in your business. Instead of having to focus time on your bookkeeping, hiring a bookkeeper instead allows you to focus on the core reasons you went into business in the first place. This now frees you up so you can keep your eyes on the long term goals of the business. When you use a bookkeeper in your business, things will become a lot more clearer and accurate as well. Not all bookkeepers are created equal, therefore not everyone c...

July 28, 2021

Value added to our clients

This month has seen great results for our clients making me incredibly proud of what we do. Our first client They sell goods locally and overseas. Her GST returns previously were not reflecting this and GST on sales and expenses were not correct. When we became involved we recalculated her returns. As a result - a GST refund of over 10k. Second client This client is a tradie and has retentions on his jobs. He was wanting to track these so I setup a separate code in the chart of accounts in the ...

July 9, 2021

Multi-factor Authentication with Xero

Some of you may have realised that Xero has instigated compulsory Multifactor Authentication for logging into their software.  You can either use a generic authentication app or Xero have made their own app to help with this. Xero Launches Xero Verify Xero has launched its own authentication app, Xero Verify, to give small businesses world-class data protection. The new app makes it easy for users to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) on their Xero accounts. It eliminates the need for...

June 5, 2021

Why do you need us?

This week I was told by a client I had a great business. "Thanks so much" I said then thought about what that meant to them and also to me. I did feel quite proud actually, proud of what I provide them as the client and how as a Qualified Bookkeeper we can can provide the services we do. What we offer our clients is above and beyond expectations and this is what is relayed to me a lot by our clients and what I pride myself on. So, why do you need us? We can give you back your time Having the add...

May 31, 2021

Bookkeepers Value in Your Business

I have written about this before in 2020, but this has proven to be highlighted again to me this week what value a great bookkeeper has compared to someone who tells you they are a bookkeeper. So why can a great bookkeeper be worth so much to you and your business? If they are accurate and consistent they will save you a lot of time and money. It is amazing how accurate your accounts can be when everything reconciles and is allocated correctly, then you don’t need to spend time trying to work ...

May 14, 2021

Why You Need Bookkeeping Services for Your Business

A lot of small business owners start by doing everything themselves, and that includes the financial side of things also. But at a certain point, your bookkeeping and accounting needs will become too much for what you can do yourself. So, here are 5 reasons you need to hire a bookkeeper for your business. #1: Because Your Time is Valuable How much do you charge per hour? And how long does it take you to do your bookkeeping every week or every mon...

February 5, 2021

Take back control

Helping businesses understand and grow your business by providing uncompromising service and reliability, with innovative solutions and business insights so you gain more time and feel more in control of your business”.Bookkeeping - Your 4th Emergency Service - Here to help. We live inside small businesses everyday....

November 10, 2020

The Value of a Good Bookkeeper

It has been one of those weeks this week where it has been highlighted to me once again the value of a good bookkeeper. At times when we are asked to quote a job and at times the opposing quote is so much less than you. Some will discount to get the job only to find out there is a lot more involved than you first thought, right?. After all it is only Bookkeeping and the role is nowhere as ‘important’ as the advisor or accountant, right?, WRONG. Talking to accountants and business owners who ...

September 22, 2020

Sustainable Business - Business Trips

Travel can be an issue for me as I live out of a main centre or town and I have looked at the impact this can have, how I can make a difference in what I do and how I can still maintain my presence for my clients. All trips now are integrated in some way with other business planned and one day a week if possible so I have reduced my travel days from 3 or 4 days a week to 1 or 2 days maximum per week. This has also made me more productive in my business as well. I have not yet reached the point i...

August 7, 2020

Sustainable Business of the Year 2020

Following on from my recent win in the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers annual awards, I thought that I would share with you a snippet of what this means to be sustainable to me in my business. I have changed all light bulbs in the office and now the house to LED and also encouraged clients to do the same, with one who has a large workshop and warehouse doing so. Not only do LED bulbs use less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they also last approximately 1...

August 2, 2020

Sustainable Business of the Year 2020 part 3

Paperless office - Reality? Well, yes it can be. All clients are advised to send or have their invoices and statements emailed or sent direct to Xero if on Xero or small receipts uploaded to receipt-stash. I have even looked at clients who still have their PO Boxes and if they do not need these any longer, we have stopped these subscriptions as this not only saves money but also the unnecessary paper flow. Zoom, Drop-box, Slack, email, Receipt-stash and teams are the norm for us in the office a...

August 2, 2020

Bookkeeping 101 Help for Tradies

From plumbers to electricians, painters to carpenters, to builders and everything in between, tradespeople are undeniably handy men and women to have around. But that doesn’t mean they’re all that handy when it comes to doing the books. As an qualified bookkeeper, I’m going to be blunt here, tradies are not known for their record keeping, bookkeeping skills and love of numbers. This is why we work so well together, you work on what you are good at and I work on what I am good at, a great t...

July 6, 2020

Cashflow will make or break a business, especially now. Having a Certified Bookkeeper on your team is an invaluable asset to have.

It's never been more important to have good business management practices in place. This also includes with the day to day management of your books. As a small business owner, you’re probably keeping a close eye on every cent you spend. However, it might mean that you are actually spending too much time micro-managing your finances and not investing in hiring people to help you in your business. Hiring a bookkeeper can be a great investment for any small business. What Does a Bookkeeper Do? A&...

May 22, 2020

Why hiring a bookkeeper is a great investment for your business

As a business owner, you’re likely concerned about every dollar you spend. That’s a good thing, because you should be keeping track of your income and expenses. It also means, however, that you might be less likely to hire people who can help your business, such as bookkeepers, who are great investments for any business.So, what does a bookkeeper do? We take care of the daily financial records for your business and make sure your books balance. We create and send invoices, track receipts and...

October 31, 2019

What is the difference between Bookkeepers and Accountants?

There are differences between bookkeepers and accountants, and there can often be confusion surrounding this, but any business requires both bookkeeping and accounting. Bookkeeping is the foundation of accounting and while there is often an overlap between what bookkeepers and accountants do, it’s not a matter of choosing one over the other. We work seamlessly together. Bookkeepers are generally across the business accounts on a more regular basis than accountants, as their job is to manage th...

August 7, 2019

Get your ducks in a row now and let us help you complete your accounts for year end.

It's not business as usual, but getting your financial end of year work done now will give you accurate data to make informed business decisions. Get your ducks in a row now and let us help you complete your accounts for year end.A new financial year is upon us and that means that it’s time to check the accuracy of your financial information in your accounting software for the past financial year, and to gather the documentation that we will need to finalise your accounts and file your tax ret...

June 5, 2019

IRD no longer accepting payments by cheque

IRD no longer accepting payments by cheque. From 1 March 2020, IRD have stopped accepting payment by cheque. This means that you will not be able to pay them by post. If you're currently making payments by cheque, you'll need to review our other payment options and find the one that works best for you....

February 14, 2019

Increase in Minimum Wage - The Largest in a Decade.

As an employer you need to be prepared for the minimum wage to increase by .75 cents to $16.50 an hour from April 1, 2018. The largest minimum wage increase since 2008 will impact all businesses, across all industries, who pay the minimum wage. Minimum wage increases are a topical public debate because this will affect everyone, employees, customers, employers. Effective 1 April 2018, the minimum wage is mandatory to be paid to an employee irrespective of the hours worked or job respon...

February 19, 2018

Helpful tips to get you through the Festive Season

This blog has some helpful tips to get you through the Festive Season. There are so many details you need to deal with at this time of the year. You have staff, payroll, clients and suppliers to think about. This is while you are also still running your business. Below are some helpful hints to get you through what can be a complicated, stressful time. Expenses:- What is deductible and what isn't? With Christmas upon us, here are some helpful hints. Most common entertainment expenses are at...

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