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Our accounting news seeks to cut through the clutter, boil down the issues to their important essence, and keep you ahead of the game.


 

Trial balance - Issue 61, December 2017

1 December 2017
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting. The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December Issue 61 - December 2017 In this issue:

Cash flow leads to success

24 July 2017
Successful companies treat cash flow as an insurance policy, a buffer.  They have 3 to 10 times the ratio of cash to assets compared to their competition.

Draft Trusts bill

26 June 2017
14 years since a paper called Some Problems in the Law of Trusts was released a draft Trusts Bill has been released for consultation. The draft Bill largely reflects the recommendations from the Law Commission’s review of trust law that commenced in 2009 culminating in a final report that was released in 2013.

A wound up trust - all you need to know

21 June 2017
A trust is wound up (brought to an end) when all of the trust’s assets are distributed to the beneficiaries or to another trust, either directly or by way of resettlement. 

RSM appoints new business advisory partner – Craig Cooper

21 April 2017
RSM has strengthened its practice by appointing a new Business Advisory Services Partner, Craig Cooper, based in the Auckland Office.

Trial balance - Issue 56, September 2016

1 September 2016
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting.  The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December Issue 56 - September 2016 In this issue:

Do you have a will?

22 August 2016
Approximately 5 % of new Zealanders will die without a will in circumstances where a court application will be necessary to determine how the deceased’s estate is to be distributed

Grant Hally talks growth strategy

8 August 2016
RSM doubles its presence in Highbrook How we did it and why

Struggling to find a work/life balance?

7 July 2016
There simply aren’t enough hours in a day to accomplish the things you want in your business let alone in other areas of your life – time with your family, time to relax, read a book, or do something just because it’s fun.

Scam alert - "Corporate Portal"

30 May 2016
Corporate Portal New Zealand scam

What are your rights as a trust beneficiary?

4 May 2016
Beneficiaries’ rights to trust information have been challenged in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Erceg v Erceg.   Prior to the Court of Appeal decision in Erceg v Erceg it was settled law in  New Zealand that beneficiaries had a right to trust information.

NFPs: Bringing investments to account

21 April 2016
One of the key changes to accounting treatment for many not-for-profit organisations is the change to accounting for investments.  Caught under the rules for financial instruments under PBE standards, for Tier 1 and Tier 2 not-for-profit entities, the rules governing how to account for your investments are now complex. 

Strength in leadership and diversity at RSM

16 March 2016
Announcement of Nicola Hammond as Partner at the Auckland office on 1 April 2016 brings ratio of female partners to 21% across the group

Trial balance - Issue 54, March 2016

1 March 2016
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting.  The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December Issue 54 - March 2016 In this issue:

What a holiday - Holiday Pay taxed as salary/wages or as an extra pay?

25 February 2016
It appears there has been some confusion among taxpayers when it comes to classifying holiday pay as either salary/wages or as an extra pay for the purposes of deducting PAYE. This was not helped by incorrect material published on the IRD website.

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