• The industry standard for compliant financial statements

    "The industry standard for compliant financial statements

    Embraced by New Zealand accounting professionals for over 25 years, XYZ Model Financial Statements (previously Brookers Model Financial Statements) continues to be the industry standard for the preparation of compliant financial reports.

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  • New financial reporting requirements: helping the Not for Profit sector navigate complexity

    Supporting you with your transition

    Grant Thornton has developed a detailed transition methodology that can help you navigate the complex new reporting structure.

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  • Getting to grips with the BEPS Action Plan

    Getting to grips with the BEPS Action Plan

    What does the OECD’s planned overhaul of the international tax system mean for your business and how can you get ready for the shake-up ahead?

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  • Social media in the Not for Profit sector

    Social media in the Not for Profit sector

    This report provides leaders in the Not for Profit sector with guidance on how they can enable their organisations to take advantage of social media’s power to engage new communities and to thrive online.

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Press room

12 August 2014

Government move on compliance leaving many businesses exposed


Government move on compliance leaving many businesses exposed

Government moves to lower the costs of compliance for small to medium sized businesses come with a two edged sword. They remove the requirement for an estimated 98 per cent of New Zealand businesses to prepare general purpose financial statements, but they have left many businesses rudderless when navigating the financial oceans.

11 August 2014

Construction companies need not end in tears

Tim Keenan, Partner and National Director, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at reasons why companies are getting into financial strife, particularly in the Christchurch construction sector.

8 August 2014

Why strategy and measuring social media are co-dependent

Why strategy and measuring social media are co-dependent Brent Kennerley, Head of Not for Profit at Grant Thornton New Zealand, explains why charities have to link their social media metrics to strategic objectives – and the tools you can trust.

24 July 2014

New Zealand SMEs want longer term, fewer politicians

A longer parliamentary term and fewer members of Parliament are two key changes that New Zealand business owners would like to see, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR).

9 July 2014

NFPs must incorporate social media strategy at board level to succeed

While many Not for Profit organisations (NFPs) consider social media to be an important channel to deliver their communications and fundraising goals, few incorporate social media as a core strategy to capitalise on interactive opportunity to engage with new communities, according to a new report from Grant Thornton, 'Growing communities: How charity leaders govern social media globally to thrive online'.

7 July 2014

What gets measured gets managed: How financial reporting can help run your business

Reporting regularly and controlling costs is essential to successfully running a business, especially if the business runs on tight margins. Costs and profit drivers need to be understood; controlling costs has an immediate positive effect on a business’s bottom line and it’s often easier to save a dollar than to generate additional sales.

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