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Paul English

Paul English has worked at Kothes for 20 years and enjoys the variety the accounting industry offers. His number one tip is to keep your accounting records in order so when you are audited, it is easier for someone else to follow. He also encourages people to utilise online accounting programs that automate bank feeds as much as possible, as it will save them a lot of time. Paul works in the Audit and Assurance division of Kothes and spends much of his working week...

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Cassie Schofield

Cassie’s number one tip for people looking to change the way they manage their superannuation is to include their tax accountant and financial planner in the same conversation. “Any time is a good time to have a fresh look at how your superannuation is set up but when you do, I recommend including your tax accountant and your financial planner because they can work together to minimise the amount of tax you pay while helping ensure your superannuation provides for you in later years.” Cassie...

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Jenni Nichols

Jenni Nichols, one of the longest serving employees at Kothes, has seen some incredible advances in technology and changes to the accounting industry but one thing has always remained the same – it is essential for people to keep their records up to date. “My number one tip for clients is, and always has been, keep up to date. It’s so easy to fall behind and that can create all sorts of problems in trying to catch up.” Today’s cloud-based accounting and paperless offices are...

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Robyn Alcock

Robyn Alcock says businesses who keep on top of their tax and accounting are steps ahead of the rest. Her number one tip is to make a quick email or phone call if you have a query because it could be the difference between a smooth reconciliation and a disaster. The tax and accounting industry is constantly changing so it’s important to stay on top of how changes affect you. If you encounter a finance, tax or accounting issue in your business, most of the...

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Sonya Doyle

Kothes Tax Team Accountant Sonya Doyle’s tip for businesses is to find an accounting package that fits. “All accounting software is different so it’s important that you find the one that suits your business; that will help ensure your record keeping is more straightforward and gives you more time to work on your business rather than in it.”  Sonya has worked in the finance sector her whole career and after completing a Bachelor Degree part-time while working full-time she pursued her passion for accounting and...

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Andrew Blaxter

Andrew Blaxter’s number one tip for businesses is to touch base with their chartered accountant before making a major business decision. He encourages all businesses to hold off on signing contracts, restructuring or purchasing new equipment until after they’ve spoken to their accountant because: Your decisions could impact on your tax. There might be better options available that your accountant can help you set up. It’s a lot simpler to work through these matters before paperwork is signed rather than pick up the pieces later....

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