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Latest news by Findlay and Co Chartered Accountants.

Ringing the changes in Payroll

Date: 31st January 2017

The many complexities of payroll means that business owners, intermediaries and service providers are forever being kept on their toes. 2017 will be no different. NZBusiness reviews the marketplace and identifies


Looking for a little business inspiration?

Date: 27th January 2017

Looking for some business inspiration as we kick off the New Year? We recommend two great books, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by Phil Knight the Creator of Nike, and Elon


Your Bucket List

Date: 15th January 2017

We recently came across this cool little website designed to help people get their affairs in order. My-bucketlist.co.nz was founded to help people celebrate life through living a fulfilling bucket


Contractor vs employee: what’s the difference

Date: 3rd January 2017

Should I hire an employee or a contractor? What’s the difference? This is a question that often get asked by our clients, especially those involved in to the construction and


Christmas cashflow considerations

Date: 13th December 2016

In the race to have everything done before the Christmas closedown, or the Christmas rush, make sure you take some time to look at your cashflow and plan for the


More about Green Accounting and Sustainable Business

Date: 24th November 2016

Last week we introduced Florence Micond, eco consultant and owner of Aim at Sustainability. She explained how cloud-based business tools and accounting are convenient, efficient and good for the environment. There


Green accounting and the paperless office

Date: 16th November 2016

The words ‘green’ and ‘accounting’ are not often seen together and you may not think of your small business office systems as having any impact on the environment. However, with


Changes to residential rental property regulations

Date: 1st November 2016

Given the large number of holiday makers and short-term residents in the Queenstown Lakes District Council, it’s no surprise that many of our clients are rental property owners. If you


New Easter Sunday trading rules

Date: 12th October 2016

Easter trading has always been a contentious issue in Wanaka. In one of the busiest weekends of the year (notably every second year when Warbirds Over Wanaka runs) most retailers


What we learnt about leadership at Xerocon South 2016

Date: 21st September 2016

It may surprise you to know that it’s not all number crunching for us here at Findlay & Co! Once a year we make a trip to meet with colleagues


Xero Business Course client – Wanaka Joinery & Glass

Date: 14th September 2016

Our Xero Business Courses have been enjoying a solid following, numbers are growing and we have had some amazing feedback about how the tips and tricks have helped people in


‘Netflix Tax’: GST on online purchases from 1st October

Date: 31st August 2016

Changes are afoot for those purchasing online services such as e-books, TV streaming, music and video downloads. Dubbed ‘Netflix tax’ , from October 1st 2016, overseas businesses providing online services


Find winning Key Performance Indicators for your business

Date: 15th August 2016

Just like a successful Olympic team, your business needs goals and ways of measuring those goals. If you’re the NZ Women’s Hockey Team your goal might be finishing in the


Second Xero Business Course comes to Queenstown

Date: 14th August 2016

Following the success of our first Xero Business Course in Queenstown earlier this year, another series will run this September.  The five week Xero education series, running from 15th September, will


One click GST filing from Xero is now here!

Date: 27th July 2016

The folks at Findlay and Co – and we’re pretty sure we speak for our clients here too – love it when things get simpler. Especially when those things involve


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