The link between leadership and wellbeing

Connected Accountants invests in wellbeing and has set about making it a core plank of our strategy. It isn’t a ‘set and forget’ but an ongoing commitment to improve and focus on the wellbeing of our team. We want our whole team to be happy and healthy and for that positivity to be felt by the customers we work with and the community that we operate within. Craig Hudson from Xero recently presented a personal and business case as to why empathetic leadership matters for you, your team, and your business and what you can do to help set the wheels in motion.








Is Open Banking the Future?

Open banking is a global trend that presents opportunities for SME’s in customer experience and business finance. We are on the cusp of radical changes in the financial system that will increase the efficiencies of getting paid, making payments, and securing fairer access to capital. Read more on how these advancements in technology will aid in a more efficienct and improved financial system which enables better advice for better business.








Trust Law Changes - Into the 21st Century

From January 2021 a new Trustee Act will come into effect bringing with it new expectations on trustees.  A number of the changes are around the duties, obligations and responsibilities of the trustees to the beneficiaries.  With somewhere between 300,000 - 500,000 trusts in NZ, these changes will have a wide-ranging impact. Have a read through what it may mean for you and your family trust.








Effective KPIs

Developing effective KPIs for your business and your team requires a balanced approach that looks at your business from the perspective of all stakeholders.








COVID-19 | Latest Updates

An update of financial assistance available to businesses at 24th of August 2020.








COVID | Danger & Opportunity

Weiji is the Chinese symbol for crisis, often said to include two concepts; danger + opportunity.  Whether that is true or not, it certainly includes the idea of being at a point where things change and there is no doubt that we’re in that spot right now.  








COVID Update | Plan to Recover

An update and some practical tips on making the most of the business support available from the government and banks. Plan now to position your business to recover with strength. 








Covid-19 - Advice for Better Business

Surviving Covid-19 >> practical tips for better business








Help Available to NZ Business - COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 the Government is acting to support the economy, with a particular focus on small businesses, supporting employees, and taxes. The package includes wage subsidy schemes, leave and self-isolation support and business cash flow and tax measures. More info within...