Welcome to our e-newsletter

Welcome to the latest version of The Edge - Whitelaw Weber's quarterly newsletter. In this edition you will find new information about our #BUSINESSBOOST Workshops, advice on how to manage the Christmas period with employees, the latest AML updates and a survey we would love you to complete. As well as much more - we wish you happy reading!

If you have any questions about a particular topic or need further advice we are just a phone call away - 09 407 7117.


A Business Boost for 2019

For 18 months we have run a series of complimentary workshops and webinars called Business Boosts. In 2019 we are enhancing these workshops / webinars, turning them into a connected programme of topics. This programme is based on the business lifecycle and is designed to help you identify opportunities, work smarter and overcome barriers.


Dirty Money - Part Two

In our last e-newsletter we provided an update on money laundering and the new regulations that the government has introduced.

Since then we have made a significant investment in training our whole team, along with the creation of new processes and documents to ensure we fulfil our obligations.

From your perspective, it means that for all new clients and specific transactions, we are obliged to conduct client due diligence to verify your identity and address. In plain English this means we may request more documents or different documents, even if we have known you for several years. We thank you in advance for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Client Manager or contact Jenny Graham, our AML Compliance Officer on 407 7117 or by email jenny@wwc.co.nz


Do receipts, timesheets and paperwork drive you crazy?

How many hours do you or your team spend on paperwork every month?  And at what cost?  That’s why we are so excited about these two new software solutions: HubDoc and Deputy. Both take the pain out of integrating daily paperwork with your accounting software.

Tell us what you think

Life is a continuous learning experience, both personally and in business. Each year we put together events, seminars and talks for our clients and local communities to provide that continuous learning, inspiration and motivation.

Help us deliver topics that interest you by answering this two-question survey.

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What is Jacinda reading this summer?

Honestly, we have no idea, but we can assume it will be a mix of fairly dry government material, the latest in leadership theory and some parenting books! A more important question is what will you be reading this summer? Whether you like e-books or the printed version, there’s something out there for everyone. Here’s our top 5 picks!


Christmas Holidays & Office Hours

All our offices will be closed from 1.00pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and will be reopening on Monday 14 January 2019 at 8.30am.

We also want to remind clients that our office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm. Our team opted to reduce the duration of lunch breaks and finish 30 minutes earlier, so they can spend more time with their families. However, if you do need to meet with us outside of these hours, we are more than happy to arrange an appointment.

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Managing employees over the Christmas period

Christmas and annual holidays are a challenging time for employers. Employees take annual leave at the same time as holiday makers arrive at their holiday destinations, spending up large on everything from accommodation to paddle boards. The key to managing employees over the holiday period is preparing in advance and understanding the regulations around leave, shift work, wages, entertainment and gifting.

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Pay it forward

We have a policy at Whitelaw Weber of paying it forward - when we have a great experience with a business we take 5 minutes to write a review on their Facebook page. It’s this genuine feedback that others rely on when choosing who to do business with.

If you’ve had a good experience working with our team, we’d love it if you could let the world know by placing a review on our Facebook page. Just visit https://www.facebook.com/WhitelawWeberNZ/ and go to the section called Reviews. Thanks in advance!