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Building your farm business's annual plan simply

Building your farm business's annual plan simply

05 May

Building your farm’s annual plan in Figured is a simple process. You can use your actual bank balance and past transactions sitting in your Xero account as a starting point for how you want the next year to go. With the Rolling Plan, any forecasts you've put in will carry over to the next year if you need.

David Seath, Brown Glassford: What you can do for your agri clients

David Seath, Brown Glassford: What you can do for your agri clients

30 Apr

With the COVID-19 crisis affecting many farm businesses, we chatted to David Seath from Brown Glassford last week about the impact this may have on the New Zealand agriculture sector, and how accountants can work with their clients to prepare for the challenges ahead.

Now is a better time than ever to start budgeting

Now is a better time than ever to start budgeting

15 Apr

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, we are yet to fully understand what effect that this will have on the agriculture industry. However, one thing we do believe is that there’s no better time to start budgeting than now. 

Taking an active role in supporting farming businesses

Taking an active role in supporting farming businesses

09 Apr

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the UK economy in ways that a short while ago would seem far fetched. We have all seen the impacts this has had on many sectors and people. The impact for the agricultural sector in the immediate term is varied - depending on factors such as exposure to retail versus trade channels, requirement and availability of labour on farm / off farm, levels of tourism diversification and so on. Each business will have a unique set of factors to consider. 

Getting prepared using Figured Scenarios

Getting prepared using Figured Scenarios

07 Apr

Figured’s Scenario product lets you plan and analyse different financial outcomes within a farming operation, across multiple years. The entire farming team can view and access these scenarios, to make informed data driven decisions. 

Brett Bennet, FARMit: How will NZ agribusinesses fare with the current social and economic climate?

Brett Bennet, FARMit: How will NZ agribusinesses fare with the current social and economic climate?

02 Apr

With the COVID-19 crisis affecting closures of many non essential businesses, we chatted to Brett Bennett from FARMit last week about the impact this may have on the NZ Agriculture sector.

The Farming App Stack - Efficiency through Agri Apps

The Farming App Stack - Efficiency through Agri Apps

02 Apr

When we’re out and about around the country talking to accountants, farmers and others in the sector we hear a lot about the emergence of new technologies. From our perspective it’s an exciting time to be part of the emerging agri-tech revolution, and that feeling is shared by many people we talk to. However there is also a general feeling that with many new technologies being introduced, it is sometimes hard to know where to ‘place your bets’ - or how to approach choices of newfalse

Business continuity & staff wellbeing in these uncertain times: John Schol, Malloch McClean

Business continuity & staff wellbeing in these uncertain times: John Schol, Malloch McClean

25 Mar

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we chatted to John Schol from MMCA last week about what steps their firm is taking to ensure business continuity and wellbeing amongst their teams.

Kiwi farmers and accountants, now is the time to take control

Kiwi farmers and accountants, now is the time to take control

20 Mar

New Zealand has two significant industries which support the majority of our economy - tourism and agriculture. In the space of one week one of those industries, tourism, has closed shop for the foreseeable future. The other, agriculture, will be rattled, but if our farmers run their business in a smart and considered manner, they should be able navigate the times ahead, and lead New Zealand through this unprecedented social and economic event.