Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism

Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT Act” for short) is expanding to cover more New Zealand businesses. The purpose of this…
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Succession - Campbell's View

  by Campbell Brenton-Rule Succession is a word that often provokes negative images of family feuds, lengthy court battles and disputes that can tear families apart for generations to come.  We hear sad stories about elderly…

Succession planning by Richard Riddell

Succession planning takes many forms, whether it be identifying and developing people to take on roles within an organisation to safeguard against the loss of an employee or provide motivation to staff for career planning, through to the transfer…

Safety First - Robert Pattullo's story

Many of you will have heard about local farmer Robert Pattullo’s altercation with a bull on his Puketitiri farm earlier this year. We met up with Robert recently and heard first hand about his harrowing experience and how he attributes his…

Meet the team - Josh Marr

    The Farming Growth team is expanding and we would like to introduce our newest team member, Josh Marr. Josh grew up on a cropping farm in mid Canterbury and has recently graduated from Lincoln University with an Agri…

2018 Livestock Values

In May 2018 the Inland Revenue Department released the National Average Market Values of Specified Livestock Determination (NAMV).  These NAMVs are used by livestock owners to value their livestock on hand where owners have elected to use the…

Reconciliation and Aging of Livestock

One of the main areas we see where farmers can improve their accounting system is to keep a better track on livestock. Every year we come across situations of unexplained deaths & missing being much higher than anticipated. There’s a lot…

Your 2018 Accounting Reminders

Minimum wage increase: As you will be aware the NZ minimum wage increased to $16.50 per hour from 1 April 2018.  Farmers who have staff on salaries need to ensure that they are not in breach of this minimum hourly rate, in relation to existing…

Intermediate Farm Accountant

Are you passionate about farming? We are looking for a rural focused accountant to join our locally owned business and expanding Farming Growth team.

Team news - we celebrate achievements and welcome new team members

Celebrations Congratulations to Michael Jackson who is celebrating his 30 year anniversary with PKF Carr & Stanton this month.  Michael joined the business in November 1987, after completing his degree at Massey University, and went…