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.

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5 tips goal-setting tips for the year

Wouldn’t it be great to have your best year ever, this year? Whether you want to grow your business or take more time for yourself, these goal-setting tips can help you achieve your long-term plans. Think big! - What do you want from your life – and how can your...

Are You Suffering from Business Burnout?

The last two years have been demanding and exhausting for many business owners. Are you one of them? The challenges have been relentless, and we know many small business owners have had to navigate unprecedented demands because of the pandemic and related government...

Time to Review 2021 and Plan for 2022!

The beginning of a new calendar year is an excellent time to review the year just finished and reflect on what worked, what didn’t, what you’d like to change and new things you’d like to implement. Last year, there were inescapable impacts on businesses, with some...

Happy Christmas

We wish you a very happy Christmas and well deserved end-of-year break from your partners at Stem Rural Accountants! It has been another challenging year for our clients. We hope you will be able to take some time at Christmas to connect with family and friends, even...

Keeping your business cash liquid – the difference between cashflow and profit

The foundational goal of any business is to make a profit. As a business owner, that’s one of your key financial aims – to make enough sales, at a big enough margin, to generate profit from your enterprise. But how does profit differ from cashflow? And why is cash...

Tax Pooling offers a flexible way to pay tax

If you’re a profitable business, you’re required to pay tax on that profit known as income tax. If your end of your tax bill is greater than $5,000, you will be required to pay provisional tax in the following year during the year. This is not a separate tax, but...

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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