Operating your business in lockdown - resources: New Zealand

The intermittent lockdowns due to COVID-19 mean businesses need to adopt online and work-from-home processes. This page offers resources and tips to help members in practice, and sole-practitioners, make this transition.

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Small accounting practices face particular challenges in Stage 4 lockdown

These practical tips will help SMPs manage their communications, client services, technology, staff and mental health in Stage 4 lockdown.

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Business unusual: Business continuity playbook

This CA Catalyst business continuity playbook draws on a range of expertise to offer tips and tools to survive the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. Included in the playbook are practical checklists for you to download to use with your clients and your business.

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Practice Transformation Action Plan

These extraordinary circumstances offer small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) significant opportunities to adapt and service a rapidly changing world. IFAC has developed thought leadership on practice transformation, focused on how SMPs can embrace change, leverage technology, manage talent and have a renewed emphasis on providing relevant and value-added services.

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Being a sole practitioner through COVID-19

View a recording of the webinar on our COVID-19 Sharing Knowledge Webinar Sessions page.

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Q&A: How do I maintain client confidentiality and other professional obligations when setting up a virtual accounting practice?

This helpsheet highlights key professional obligations, some tips to manage these and resources you may find useful in the transition to a remote/virtual office, whether it be to adapt to the COVID-19 environment, or to create a more flexible workplace.

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Guarding against cyber-attacks while working from home

Remote working will help curb the spread of COVID-19, but firms must also protect their staff from computer-borne viruses.

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Tips on managing clients effectively through COVID & beyond

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Wellbeing: New Zealand

Resources to assist in building resilience, capacity and maintaining your well-being.

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Mental Health First Aid Guide for CAs in NZ

While most of us know how to recognise and get help for a medical emergency like a heart attack or an accident in the workplace, spotting a mental health problem and knowing what to do next can be more challenging.

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Working From Home Effectively - eLearning

Working from home, or remotely from the office, can seem ideal, but the reality is that it can be challenging from a professional and personal point of view. Here is a list of available eLearning activities you can make use of.

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Ways To Maintain Well-Being While Working Remotely

Working from home or remotely can become challenging once the novelty of the first few days wears off. This short video includes practical tips, tools and strategies that you can use to make this new experience healthier and happier for you, your family, housemates – and even the colleagues on the other end of your virtual calls!

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Remote Working: The Keys to Keeping it Happy, Healthy and Productive

Many of us are currently working from home or remotely. Remote working, especially while observing social distancing poses a number of challenges. Discover the tips, tools and strategies to make the experience happier, healthier and more productive for you and those you are at home with.

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