This week GoFi8ure celebrates it’s sweet 16th birthday!
It was back in 2002 when GoFi8ure was first formed by Founder and Executive Director Lisa Martin.
Fast forward 16 years, we have an experienced team of 14 Accountants and Bookkeepers throughout New Zealand. Having longevity in the market place means current and future clients can trust us. We are also award winning which means we are experienced, professional and take pride in our GoFi8ure promise and services that we deliver to clients.
We have so many exciting things coming up in 2019 – we cannot wait to share them with you so make sure you stay tuned!
Meet New Zealand’s Latest Xero Platinum Partner, GoFi8ure
September has certainly been kind to GoFi8ure, a leading accounting, tax return, and bookkeeping service in New Zealand. GoFi8ure started the month by snagging accounting software company Xero’s coveted Bookkeeper of the Year award. More than the award, the company made history by becoming the first bookkeeping practice in New Zealand to become certified as a Xero platinum partner.
GoFi8ure attributes this success to a journey 9 years in the making. The company put their trust in Xero, and this opened up fresh opportunities and innovative solutions, becoming a highly beneficial partnership. 9 years of hard work later, and the company has finally gained recognition for its stellar performance through the opportunities the certification will bring.
Xero isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill accounting software developer. Largely based in New Zealand, it has since grown to serve clients across the regions of Australia, the UK, the UK, Canada, Asia, and South Africa. Key features of the software include auto bank and credit account feeds that can be sourced through the cloud.
The Xero partner program provides big boons to companies through its many extra features as well as the addition of fresh clients. Xero has grown to become the preferred bookkeeping solution by many industries and companies; as more and more companies started using Xero, GoFi8ure realized the importance of polishing and optimizing their Xero training. As a result, the company has reaped the benefits of Platinum accreditation.
GoFi8ure attributes their success to customer interactions that have been more proactive than reactive. Their accountant training has always been geared toward understanding the clients’ need first and foremost and working their way towards their satisfaction. After all, an accountant that’s passionate about helping clients is good for everyone.
GoFi8ure still possesses the same passion toward helping businesses perform and achieve impressive financial results. For inquiries about working together, or simple curiosity about Xero, drop by https://gofi8ure.co.nz/ now!
Excellence in Business
It is very easy to get comfortable with just being good in the business world. Being good at what you do means all is well – things are moving the way they are supposed to, and everything is under control. The financial equivalent of this, known as “treading water”, does not equate to success but rather, stagnation. In business, just as in nature, it is always better to be proactive then reactive when striving for excellence. By focusing on constantly pushing yourself and your business to be in a constant state of growth, both yourself and the company you lead will be constantly evolving and improving ahead of your competitors.
Here are some thoughts to keep in mind for yourself and your business as you strive for business excellence:
1. Realise that there is always room for improvement
It is very easy to say “I’m good” and leave it at that. Google is famed for saying “We are Always in Beta”, and Business Insider once published an article “Always Be in Beta or You’ll Never Learn Anything New”. The article mentions the value of learning, as learning keeps stagnation at bay. It also states, “in the early stages of learning a new subject, people feel as though they have nothing to lose, which makes them more likely to accept failure as part of the process.” This mentality will enable you as a business owner to add more power and range to your skill set, as well as become more comfortable with the risk that comes with learning curves.
2. Do not get too comfortable
Ignorance is bliss, but it is also dangerous, which is exactly what getting comfortable in the business world defines as. While you are sitting back being comfortable, others are advancing, strategising and closing in on any distance you have put between yourself and your competition. Strive to stay relevant and vigilant, and remember that success is not a destination, but rather a goal which constantly evolves and manifests with the company’s growth itself. Think of your business as an athlete; there is no such thing as a comfortable and effective workout.
3. Do not give your clients a reason to go elsewhere
We are all human, and sometimes mistakes are made. However, there is no reason why you cannot apologise, provide feedback and agree on a solution to fix these mistakes with your clients to retain their business, and look for ways to improve. At the very least, you should make sure that you are doing a better job than your competitors. Even if you feel you are already doing this, it is worth asking yourself a couple of times a year, “if a competing company opened tomorrow, would I have any reason to be worried?”
If you would like to talk to GoFi8ure about how we can make your business more excellent send us an email.
GoFi8ure listed as Top 25 Most Popular Accounting and Tax Services for 2017.
Recently GoFi8ure were advised that we made the Top 25 Most Popular Accounting and Tax Services for 2017 through Search4Accountants. How cool is that!
If you are looking for an accounting firm that you can trust, check out our profile by clicking here.
GoFi8ure – in the business of helping you work smarter with better tools, information and advice when you need it.
Learn how to use Xero to run your business
There are various stages of what we call the “Xero journey”. The Xero journey is a pathway of learning about how to use Xero and the Add-On software products available so businesses can streamline their processes.
So, where are you on your Xero journey? What do you need to learn now?
1. You have never heard about Xero and currently spend hours entering data into a spreadsheet or other accounting software.
2. Heard of Xero but not confident about how “the Cloud” works but you do not want to be left behind.
3. You have recently started using Xero & are loving it! You are telling all your friends & feeling confident you can do this!
4. You have been using Xero for a while and have started looking at reports regularly, but things just do not look right and the numbers are not making sense. You need someone to help you understand the numbers and check your Xero to make sure it is accurate and up to date.
5. You have found an Add-On solution that you believe meets your business needs but you do not know how to implement it or use it.
6. You are telling all your friends about how Xero and the Xero Add-On’s have changed your life!
Getting the absolute best from your accounting software helps to make everything else in the business run like clockwork. Learning the best tips and tricks for using your Xero account to its true potential is a great way to improve your accounting, cut out a big chunk of admin and get a better view of your business health.
If you would like to talk about booking in some Xero training get in touch by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 463 488 today.
As 2017 comes to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has been and the new year that is coming.
From the team at GoFi8ure, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and much success for 2018.
At GoFi8ure we pride ourselves on being Members with Accounting Associations. A big congratulations to Lisa who become an official Member of the Accountants + Tax Agents Institute of NZ (ATAINZ) this week.
The Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ) exists to promote the welfare and professional development of its members and to represent members’ interests in New Zealand. It is unique in the New Zealand tax and accounting market because of its grassroots contact with members.
Being a Member of ATAINZ means each Member must comply with our Code of Ethics, which covers four main areas: integrity; trust and confidence; standards of service; and professional conduct. If you are looking to worth with a professional accounting firm come and talk to us. We take our our services and the quality of our work seriously. Email us to find out more.
Congratulations to Jamie who has completed his WorkflowMax Certification today – another achievement to add to your growing list!
WorkflowMax is an amazing tool for anyone who sells time and is looking for a tool/system that can do the following:
– Record time-sheets
– Prepare quotes
– Invoice progress and final invoices for jobs
– Enter purchase expenses and on-charge them to the client
– Have the ability to job manage from the beginning to the end
– Connect to Xero
There are so many things that WorkflowMax can offer businesses that sell time. To find out more send us a message – we are WorkflowMax Certified Advisors who can talk you through how it can work for your business.