There are a few steps to getting your 2Shakes set up with Companies Office. Once these have been done, getting authority for your clients with Companies Office becomes very efficient to do. The steps are:
You can interact with Companies office using their website. If you do not have an account with Companies office the you will need to:
There are two types of Companies office accounts. Individual accounts and organisational account. When you are a bookkeeper, accountant or laywer, who runs a business that works on behalf of others, you should use a organisational account. Organisational accounts allow other staff in your organisation to process Company Office transactions for your firms clients.
2Shakes currently only works with organisational account types. To set up the ability to act on behalf of your client with Companies Office using 2Shakes, an Organisational account is required.
You can find out if you have an individual account by going to https://www.companiesoffice.govt.nz/ and logging on with your RealMe account. Click on Organisation Settings under Online Services – Do It Now (see below).
3. You will receive a 6 digit code by SMS. Enter the code, your position, check the box and provide a signature (either typing, uploading or on-screen signing). Then click ‘Get Authorised’
4. That will take you to the NZBN authorisation screen and you’ll be asked to log on with your Companies Office RealMe account. Then click ‘Continue to RealMe’
5. After you log on with RealMe you will be taken back to Companies Office to approve 2Shakes access. Tick the box and click ‘Approve Access’