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September 26, 2019

Why does my business need a budget?

Like anything in life preparation and planning prevents poor performance.  This is especially true when it comes to setting up and running a business and ensuring […]
September 19, 2019

Cheques No Longer Accepted

Inland Revenue and the Accident Compensation Corporation will no longer be accepting cheques. The days of sending and receiving cheques are nearly over and for some […]
September 10, 2019

The Big 6 Changes to Payroll Legislation in 2019

2019 has been a busy year with regards to payroll and multiple legislative changes have taken place, so we thought it was timely to make sure […]
September 4, 2019

What are the 3 Most Important Financial Reports for Your Business?

Understanding the financial situation of your business and where it is tracking is about more than just knowing how much money is in the bank.  In […]
September 2, 2019

MYOB Partner Connect Award Winners

Read the full press release from MYOB
August 15, 2019

Which Accounting Software is right for my business?

This is a question we are asked often and the response is always – it depends!!! It depends on quite a number of different aspects and […]
August 5, 2019

How do I create a recurring invoice in Xero?

Watch our quick video for a practical demo.  For more information fill out your details below and we will be in touch.
July 30, 2019

My top tips for attending conferences

This time of year, is conference season in our industry.  Every industry will have a ‘season’ where there are multiple conferences that are relevant to your […]
July 16, 2019

How do I setup a bank rule in MYOB?

Another weekly tip for you! Watch this video if you want a quick demo on how to setup a bank rule in MYOB. For more tips or […]
July 8, 2019

I hate credit control – HELP ME!

Everybody hates credit control.  It is that one job that is super important, nobody wants to do it and it always gets put off until another […]
June 27, 2019

How do I Create a Purchase Invoice in Xero?

Welcome to our tip of the week! To get some practical advice and a quick demo on how to create a purchase invoice in Xero – Watch […]
June 20, 2019
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The top 5 ways a bookkeeper can save you time & money

Business owner? Busy family life? Jam-packed social commitments? Do you want to ensure that these things are balanced in a way that will benefit your business, […]
June 10, 2019
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Our top tips on how to make your workplace paperless.

With the constant technology changes that take place in today’s world, it is becoming easier and easier, not to mention much more efficient, to no longer […]
May 2, 2019

MYOB In Tray for documents

Have you caught up with the new In Tray function available in online MYOB AccountRight files? Use this function to save time and rid yourself of […]
April 20, 2019

Documenting Standard Operating Procedures – boring but essential! What if there was a simple, hassle free way to get this done?

If something untimely or untoward happened to you or one of your team would you be safe in the knowledge that anyone else in the office […]
March 26, 2019
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Why do I need a Bookkeeper?

Why do I need a Bookkeeper? Unless you went into business as a Bookkeeper then its safe to say that numbers probably aren’t your thing.  Here […]
March 25, 2019
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The four most important End of Financial Year Processes

The four most important End of Financial Year Processes With yet another End of Financial Year just around the corner it’s time to start gathering up […]
March 7, 2019
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Outstanding Debtors – Xero

End of Financial Year is fast approaching – it is always the right time to be chasing up those outstanding invoices but now, especially important if […]
February 18, 2019
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Upcoming Employment Law and Payroll Changes in April 2019

Two new Acts passed by the government late last year, as well as major payroll changes, are coming into effect as of the 1st of April, […]
January 31, 2019
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Payroll Made Easy: The Basics of Payroll Services and Systems Explained

Admit it. New Zealand Payroll processing is a complicated business. You must track all your employees’ hours, calculate their wages, withhold their taxes, Kiwisaver and other […]
January 28, 2019
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MYOB Account Right Invoice reminders – Get you paid faster!

MYOB Account Right Invoice reminders – Get you paid faster! Finally! A great way to chase up those customers that seem to drag their heels when […]
December 20, 2018
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The Importance of a Good Bookkeeping Service

When it comes to hiring an accounting firm for their bookkeeping service, many businesses underestimate how much time and money they can save – especially new […]
November 20, 2018
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Payroll Tips

Payroll Tips With Christmas fast approaching and summer in NZ its that time when most of us start thinking about our summer break.  But if you […]
November 11, 2018
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Victories at MYOB Partner Connect 2018

Victories at MYOB Partner Connect 2018 3rd Arm Admin has had a busy few months, recording two milestones at this year’s MYOB Gala Dinner and Partner […]
October 17, 2018
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Why Outsourcing Your Payroll Is Better For Business

Keep it out of the family: why outsourcing is better Keeping books and administration work up to date is essential for your business. Tracking outgoing expenses, […]
September 25, 2018
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The Fundamentals of Bookkeeping

The Fundamentals of Bookkeeping Bookkeeping is essential for a business to run smoothly. Whether it’s recording transactions, receivables management, or monitoring customer credit and employee wages, […]
September 14, 2018

Multi-factor authentication – what is it and why should I have it?

Multi-factor authentication – what is it and why should I have it? Two-stop verification is defined as a process that involves two authentication methods performed one […]
September 3, 2018

Pay Day Reporting – what does this mean to me??

Pay Day Reporting – what does this mean to me?? What is Pay Day Reporting? I’m sure you’ve heard the words pay day reporting or pay […]
August 27, 2018

Bookkeeping versus Accounting

Bookkeeping versus Accounting – What’s the Difference? Bookkeeping and accounting are both essential financial business functions, yet many people are unclear on the distinction between the […]
July 23, 2018
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Why Hiring a Payroll Service is a Winning Strategy for SMBs

Why Hiring a Payroll Service is a Winning Strategy for SMBs Running a small to medium-sized business (SMB) can be a complex process. More often than […]
June 25, 2018
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Exploring the Science and Art of Bookkeeping

Why bookkeeping is both science and art Bookkeeping is the starting point of any accounting process. Accurate financial records serve as the foundation to an organised […]
May 28, 2018
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5 Basic Steps to Payroll Processing

5 Basic Steps to Payroll Processing Paying meticulous attention to the payroll process is essential to ensuring your employees are promptly compensated and that your business […]
May 4, 2018
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How To Deal With Debtors & Creditors

How To Deal With Debtors & Creditors For any business, good cash flow is essential to success. In an ideal world, you’ll get paid as soon […]
April 2, 2018
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A History Lesson: Payroll Processing

A History Lesson: The Evolution of Payroll Processing Payroll has grown and evolved its systems and technologies into what businesses worldwide use today. Different organisations may […]
September 21, 2016

Get the Scoop on 3rd Arm Admin’s Award Win!

Top small business advisors awarded.  Read the MYOB Scoop press release here
January 14, 2015

Dominion Post | 14 Jan 2015 | Press Release

Looking after business When it comes to the nuts and bolts of business, Sue Inkersell is a useful person to know. Photo: JOHN NICHOLSON/FAIRFAX NZ Essential […]

Let us take care of the paperwork so you can get on with business. Call Sue on 021 812 112 to get started.

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