Frazer Weir, partner at BDO Christchurch uses Cashmanager RURAL to encourage his clients to complete their own GST returns.
With Cashmanager RURAL, farmers are in a much better position to do their own GST returns and this is exactly what Frazer encourages his rural clients to do.
The online version of the program assists with this process as it allows Frazer and his staff to review the coding in Cashmanager RURAL and answer any questions their clients may have.
“Using the online version of Cashmanager RURAL means we can easily check our clients’ coding and fix any issues straight away. It’s much easier when we can both see the same thing on screen, and it eliminates time wasted sending backup files to and fro,” he says.
“Completing GST returns and budgets in Cashmanager RURAL helps to educate my rural clients, Frazer explains. “When they complete these tasks themselves, it helps them understand their business better and means they’re empowered to complete their own budgets and forecasts,” he adds.
“Being able to import data from other sources like the bank and rural supply stores like CRT streamlines end of the month accounting tasks for everyone. Estimating provisional tax payments is much easier using Cashmanager RURAL ONLINE because both my clients and I can see how the finances are tracking for the year. As their accountant, this means I can ensure my clients’ provisional tax payments will be more accurate, and overall, they gain greater certainty about their income for the year,” says Frazer.