Succession Planning Guide by Xero

Have you got your succession plan sorted for your business?

Xero recently released their “The importance of Succession Planning” Guide specifically aimed at small businesses in New Zealand.

Xero’s succession planning report outlines strategies for working with business clients to plan for a successful exit well ahead of time. It helps advisors start the conversation about this important but often neglected topic.

Succession planning is an important part of your business model, so when GoFi8ure were asked to contribute to Xero’s Guide we jumped at the chance.

Executive Director Lisa Martin truly believes that every business needs to have a Strategy, a way to Execute it and a good Cash flow forecast.

To read the online Succession Planning Guide and the value information provided by these amazing contributors click here to read the guide.


GoFi8ure – WorkflowMax Certified Advisors

Congratulations to Tania Hayes and You Zhou for completing your WorkflowMax Advisor Certification. We love WorkflowMax and would love to help you use it for your business! If your business is looking at using WorkflowMax or you are currently using it and would like to learn how to utilise it better, get in touch.










Something exciting happened this month… We launched our NEW customised Website!

We launched our NEW customised Website! We invite you to check it out!

Over the past few months, we have been working with our Graphic Design team to get our new website live and we are so happy to finally be able to show it off to you.

With a fresh look and feel and customised design, our new website has been created to enhance your navigation experience. In our new site, you will have access to a full range of information including our services, blogs, news, events and advice – easily accessible and mobile friendly!





GoFi8ure announced Finalist in the Excellence in Business Product and Service Industries – Network NZ Business Awards 2017

We have some exciting news to share!

We are delighted to announce we have been named a Finalist in the Excellence in Business Product and Service Industries category through the Network NZ Business Awards 2017.

We are very excited about this announcement and couldn’t wait to share the good news with you. But the good news doesn’t stop there!

We have also been named a Finalist in the next stage which is the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by a 50/50 split between public voting and the judge’s assessment. So this is where we need your help!

Why should we be considered for the People’s Choice Award?

We would love the opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award. We work hard every day to help transform and support SME businesses. We are passionate about helping them flourish by having tidy, accurate and up to date accounts. We also love educating those around us and enabling business owners and their staff to make better business decisions.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support!
The GoFi8ure team

Well done to our GoFi8urines for completing their Xero Payroll Certificate

When Xero released their Payroll Certification our team jumped at the opportunity to get Certified. The whole GoFi8ure team became Certified within 1 week of the Certification release!

If you are using Xero Payroll and need an expert to help contact us and have a Certified Payroll GoFi8urine help get you sorted.

MEDIA RELEASE 7th July 2017 – Xero’s ‘Perfect Bookkeeper’ Wins Top Trainer Award

Wellington-based bookkeeping superhero firm, GoFi8ure, has scooped the Bookkeeping Trainer of the Year – Gayle Buchanan Memorial Trophy at the New Zealand Bookkeeping Association Inc. (NZBAI) annual conference last week – which ran from Friday 30th June to Saturday 1st July.

Recently endorsed by leading financial software provider, Xero, as a ‘Perfect Bookkeeper’, GoFi8ure has dedicated itself to educating and upskilling New Zealand’s Bookkeepers to enable them to do their jobs to the highest standard.

The company currently works with over 750 clients across 20 different industries. Its training division runs programmes for all major financial software systems and has, so far, trained over 2500 Bookkeepers nationwide.

Commenting, GoFi8ure’s Executive Director, Lisa Martin, says: “We are all absolutely thrilled to receive this award in memory of our friend and fellow Bookkeeper Gayle Buchanan. We are passionate about helping Bookkeepers with their professional development. It is fantastic to receive recognition for our training work from the bookkeeping community itself.”

Tania Hayes, GoFi8ure’s Managing Director adds: “Bookkeeping involves complex processes and ever-changing technology. It is a job that should never be undertaken by anyone who isn’t qualified or doesn’t participate in ongoing training – we urge business owners to invest in their bookkeepers by supporting their professional development.”

The conference, the Bookkeeping Association’s fifth, also saw Lisa Martin being presented with the Outstanding Service to the Bookkeeping Profession 2017 award, in recognition of her commitment to changing the perception of bookkeeping from a general admin task that anyone can do, to a highly skilled occupation that promises a rewarding career.

GoFi8ure is a multi-award winning bookkeeping, accounting and financial advisory firm. With its HQ in Wellington, GoFi8ure has branches in Auckland and the Hutt Valley. GoFi8ure also services clients nationwide remotely, using cloud technology. The company is well known for its ‘financial superhero’ branding, which uses cartoon imagery to depict how qualified Bookkeepers can save business owners from the nightmares of financial administration.

GoFi8ure – Excited to be part of Xero’s new Advisors Directory

Trusting who you work with is important, along with knowing that the company you are dealing with is professional and knows what they are doing. That is why we are so excited to be on the Xero Advisors Directory as your go-to professional bookkeeping advisor. Visit our profile by clicking here.

Happy Financial Year from the Perfect Bookkeeper

When Xero asked our Executive Director Lisa Martin to participate in their new Happy Financial Year campaign we leaped at the chance. We love working with Xero so it was pretty exciting to see this show up on billboards, bus stops and in the paper! To chat to us about how we can help with your bookkeeping send us a message – we would love to hear from you.

Fun night at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards 2016

The GoFi8ure team had lots of fun at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards 2016 on Friday. Great venue and event. It was an honour to be named a finalist in the “Professional Services” category. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists on the night.