Team Building – Getting on the same Wave

Riann Umaga-Marshall Odds & Ends

Team Building – Getting on the same Wave We have been working pretty hard over the past year – highlighted through our Gold Award finalist nomination. So early this month we were lucky enough to enjoy some time out and do some team bonding during a weekend escape to Sydney.  The lure of cheap flights, wotif accommodation deals and a …

The Importance of a FAQ page

Riann Umaga-Marshall Odds & Ends

The Importance of a FAQ page FAQ – “frequently asked questions.” With your company website being potential clients first port of call when wanting to find out more we think it is very important to have their most frequently asked questions answered. The answers are typically shown with the questions and will be specific to your service/product. Some of the …

Fringe Benefit Tax

Eugenie Jones Accounting & Compliance, Odds & Ends

Fringe Benefit Tax Put simply, Fringe Benefits are non-cash benefits provided to employees over and above their salary or wage. (cash benefits are taxed through the PAYE system.) If something is classified as a fringe benefit it will be subject to fringe benefit tax (FBT) The FBT system is fairly complex however there are four main groups: Motor vehicles Generally, …

The 3 dreaded days of a business owner

Hamish Mexted Business Strategy & Planning, Managing Cash, Odds & Ends

The 3 dreaded days of a business owner Being a business owner is tough – really tough! We’ve identified that we’ve been really lacking in identifying what’s going on for clients outside of the numbers. An important addition of our new process when meeting with clients are: Ensuring that they have a group of engaged advisors (Lawyers, Accountants, Financial Advisors, …

Loan-To-Value Ratio

Alex Silverwood Odds & Ends

Loan-To-Value Ratio A loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is a measure of how much a bank lends against residential property, compared to the value of that property. Borrowers with LVRs of more than 80 percent (less than 20 percent deposit) are often stretching their financial resources. They may be more vulnerable to an economic or financial shock, such as a recession or …

Meet The Team – Keitha McClure

Keitha McClure HR & Managing Staff, Odds & Ends

As one of the new members of the iif team I’ve been asked to introduce myself! I’m New Zealand born and raised. A true Wellingtonian at heart. After completing secondary school at Saint Mary’s college I went and studied Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University. Why on earth did you become an Accountant? Accounting was a natural progression after …

Cash Flow

Hamish Mexted Increasing Profit, Managing Cash, Odds & Ends

Cash flow Cash flow is critical to any business. If you’re like most other business owners, it’s probably the thing keeping you awake at night. Most business owners spend an average 10% of their day chasing up late payments which has a significant impact on cash flow. To help, here’s a few tips we’ve used successfully in the past to …