Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers

Learning is Earning October 2018

It is a big decision when you decide to hire a staff member, so many thoughts running through your head. Can I afford it? Will I have enough work? What if they don’t work out? It pays to speak to an HR specialist and do your research.

There are a lot of resources these days which share information on when and how to hire a staff member. MBIE has some great information and tips and tools when hiring staff. So if you are thinking about taking that step check out their website https://www.business.govt.nz/hiring-an-employee/

When you take on your new staff member ensure that you are setup on a decent payroll software and ensure it has been setup correctly. Will you be processing the payroll and want to know more about the legislation? Check out the current courses The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association have to offer https://www.nzppa.co.nz/.  You also have the option to become a member where NZPPA can provide you with support for your payroll queries.

The Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers are happy to announce they have recently signed a MOU with the NZ Payroll Practitioners Association and will be working towards creating payroll training courses for bookkeepers to ensure they have the training they need to process payroll. Payroll is a specialised field and should not be treated any other way.

Kind regards

Joanne Mankelow

Education Coordinator

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