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ICNZB fact sheets help you explore and gain knowledge on why you need an ICNZB Bookkeeper assisting in your business, why you should be an ICNZB member if you are a Bookkeeper - and  general guidance on managing a New Zealand small business. 

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Why you need an ICNZB Bookkeeper in your business!

If you are struggling to keep on top of your day-to-day financial administration and record-keeping, then now might be the time to think about outsourcing your bookkeeping.  

Outsourcing frees up your time so that you can focus on the key areas of your business. And it also gives you peace of mind that your financial tasks are being dealt with by an expert with experience in the right areas and head for numbers. 

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The many reasons to belong to a professional body like ICNZB!

Running a bookkeeping business can be incredibly rewarding - after all, many of your clients’ businesses could not thrive without your vital service.  

But like any business, a bookkeeping business can be challenging to run. If it is just you, then you may find you feel isolated sometimes, or you might find it hard to find the resources you need or to keep up with industry changes. 

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Ways to make your business a roaring success!

As a bookkeeper, you spend your days carrying out finance-related tasks for other people. This allows them to have tidy accounts and frees up time for them to spend on their business.

Alongside keeping their figures up to date, you have probably also advised your clients on efficiencies they make in their business. Clearly, you understand the benefits of using outsourced experts to carry out some business tasks because your clients are doing exactly that. Plus, you are probably using this messaging in your marketing.

But are you applying those same principles to your own business?

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The practical aspects of running a business

There are many practicalities to running a successful business - bookkeeping or otherwise.  This section is a collection of all the weird and wonderful practicalities that may arise during the growth of your business. 

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The technical section

From time to time ICNZB will release technical updates to bookkeepers to assist them in performing their roles.

These technical updates are often clarifications received from Government bodies. 

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  • Meal and entertainment expenses | ICNZB were asked by members to clarify the treatment of travel expenses, more specifically the fact that meals are non-deductible unless you are an employee.  Issue date: 13 September 2021
  • The role of bookkeepers with the RSP | ICNZB received clarification from Inland Revenue regarding the ability for Registered Bookkeeper to apply for the Resurgence Support Payments on behalf of their clients.  Issue date: 27 August 2021

The information contained within these documents has been collated by ICNZB with assistance of appropriate external sources and is of a general nature. Nothing in these documents constitutes financial or professional advice. Information is correct as at the publication date noted in the header of each document.


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