Authority Set Up
Here’s what we have heard from Bookkeepers about getting set up to act on behalf of clients….
…clients just won’t take an hour out of their day to do it. It’s frustrating. Once we are in, it is so much easier for us to keep an eye on things.”
… you have to do a separate authority to deal with ACC. So we don’t normally bother to set them up….”
…the kind of people I deal with don’t want to do additional paperwork. They won’t go and do it…”
…For insurance companies it would be good. Because we don’t know what’s paid for vehicle insurance, for life insurance – it’s one bill. But insurance companies will say, ‘sorry I can’t talk to you because you are not listed on the account’….”
The value of Bookkeeping
Bookkeepers provide small businesses, individuals and sole trader’s day to day help with financial compliance. They often fly ‘under the radar’ but in reality provide a huge value to both businesses and to the NZ economy.
“There is the gap, between what an accountant will do… and what a client can do for themselves. Bookkeepers fill that gap.”
“Bookkeeper are really trusted…(and are) there all through the year, in regular contact, supporting our clients.”
“Bookkeepers ensure a better quality of information to government. Because it is being checked by someone who knows what they are looking at…Because you don’t know what you don’t know.”
“We fully support the work of 2Shakes. We are actively working with 2Shakes to help them be successful. We would encourage other government agencies and organisations to support the valuable solution that 2Shakes is creating. – NZBAI”
“The 2Shakes system is an innovative solution that delivers increased efficiencies for businesses. MBIE is supportive of the work that 2Shakes is doing to automate client signup and authority creation, and the potential of this solution to simplify authority set up across government. – MBIE”
“Making things easier, simpler and faster for our business customers is important to us and we support the efforts of other organisations who are attempting to do the same. We hope that 2Shakes can help to make the authority process both better for business and more streamlined for all government departments and agencies. – ACC”