Happily we’re back at Level 2, back in the office and practising social distancing.

We would ask that clients scan our QR code or sign in when visiting our office as well as wearing your face masks. Where possible we will be arranging online meetings but realise that  sometimes being face to face is best.

Click here to go to our latest update regarding the available Government support measures to help business through these difficult times.

Coming from rural
backgrounds the Stem
team aren’t afraid to
get their hands dirty.

“Rolling up the sleeves and just getting on with it” is a pretty good way to describe how the Stem Rural team works. We’ve learnt that getting out of the office and getting under the bonnets of our clients’ businesses is the best way to understand which tools we can best use to help.

Just like maintenance, we believe being proactive is the best way to get best from your business and that’s why we’re always finding our clients opportunities other accountants have overlooked. If there’s a better way, we’ll find it for you.

Regardless of whether your objectives are to “just take care of business”, to achieve stratospheric growth or anywhere the middle, the Stem team is ready, sleeves rolled up and ready to get busy.

> TESTIMONIALS

Accounting basics: the profit and loss and balance sheet reports

Understanding your finances is a vital part of running your business. But getting down into the nitty gritty of the company accounts isn’t every entrepreneur’s top skill. If you are new to company accounting, or simply want to expand your knowledge, we can help...

Want to get paid faster? Try these tips

Xero's Small Business surveys show that almost half of invoices are paid late. Late payments are one of the most frustrating things a business can face. Here are 6 tips to get paid faster. Review and adjust your payment terms and pricing - Think about how much time...

How’s your work-life balance?

It’s great to be the boss – you can work any hours you like, right? Unfortunately, for many business owners, that means long hours, plenty of stress, and very few breaks and holidays. A survey done by Statistics NZ found that: 21% of employers work 60 hours per week...

The value of cashflow forecasting during a crisis

Projecting your cashflow pipeline forwards during a crisis is vital. To be able to navigate the future path of your cashflow, you need to start forecasting – so you can map out your financial position over the coming months and can take the appropriate action to...

New rules for Trust Compliance

With a new top tax rate of 39% now in place, other tax rules have also been tweaked to make sure they all align. Trusts now have new rules on disclosures, in an effort to prevent people from using trusts to avoid paying additional tax. Previously, trusts have not...

Banks introduce new mortgage lending restrictions

In June this year, the Reserve Bank received approval for a new tool to rein in house prices and control debt levels: debt-to-income (DTI) ratios. Now, some of the banks have decided to move first. BNZ has introduced a DTI for all its borrowers, and ASB has confirmed...

The difference a Chartered Accountant can make for your business

When PSA hit Trudi’s Kiwifruit clients here in Te Puke she went all out to ensure a law change was passed to ensure that the costs to the grower became fully tax deductible. This video explains what happened.

Forecasting with Figured

Figured works seamlessly with Xero enabling you to confidently plan and re-forecast with realtime information when conditions change. We can use Figured to budget and forecast for any client type but it really comes into its own for Dairy and Drystock Farmers. For Fonterra suppliers we can automatically update your forecasted income when dairy price changes are announced.

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2020 Diversity Awards NZ – Work Life Balance Category  – Winner of Small Organisation Excellence Award

September 2020 – We were finalists in the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ in the Work Life Balance category and have won a small organisation excellence award!. This is in recognition of the implementation of our very successful six hour workday for our team. For more information head over to the Diversity Works NZ website to read our case study. You can also watch our entry video below.

Here are Trudi, Martin & Nick accepting our award at the awards ceremony at Sky City.

Switching to
Stem is easy

Have you been thinking that your current accountant just isn’t quite cutting it and it’s time for a change?

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