December 2017

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Celebrating 25 Years:  HHA Associates Limited, is celebrating 25 years of operation in this fast paced ever changing world of IT.  With offices in Geraldine, Christchurch and Dunedin, owner Helen Henderson has not only developed a very successful business in this tough industry but also carved a pioneering path as a career woman. 

See HERE for the full story. 

We would also like to acknowledge our associates that from the last 25 years and look forward to a continued association:
  • Intersoft Systems Limited
  • MYOB|IMS Payroll
  • Willis White & Company
  • Exodesk
  • Enifinit Software Limited
Too see the full list of our Associates and what some of them had to say in congratulating Helen and the team on 25 years.

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25 Year Celebrations

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Holiday Season Office Hours



Office Contacts:
Accounting & Logistics


Lending & Investment


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For phone support please phone 03 693 1121 and select your option, leave a message and one of our team members will be in touch.

Payroll Update
Holidays and Public Holidays
Yet another year has passed and quite quickly at that!  We are busy supporting and processing upcoming holiday season pays and thought it was timely to send out some knowledge base to assist you.

Here are few legislation resources for you:

Calculating Payments for Working on a Public Holiday
REF:  Employment New Zealand
  • Payment for working on a public holiday
  • Using relevant daily pay
  • Using average daily pay
  • Falls within a leave period
  • Employees working shifts or on call
  • Alternative Holidays
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Annual Close Down
REF:  Employment New Zealand
  • Payment of annual holidays during a close down
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Public Holidays and Anniversary Dates
REF:  Employment New Zealand
  • Public holiday dates 2017 - 2020
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How to pay multiple Pay Periods in one Pay Run
To pay more than one pay period in a single pay calculation, and calculate the correct tax, enter the number of pay periods to pay into the quantity field of the PAYE transaction.  Then
IMSPayadjust any payments and deductions to reflect the payment you require.

Example - To process one employees time for two pay periods in this pay run.

Open the pay as usual, key in the appropriate hours for the employee, in the PAYE line key in 2 in the quantity.  This will ensure the multiplier calculates the PAYE across two periods.

If the ledger is weekly this is 1 pay period and if the ledger is fortnightly this is 1 pay period.

Please Note: If changing PAYE to 2 all other deductions except KiwiSaver, must also be changed i.e: Health Insurance, Bank Deduction & Social Club.

If you are paying a performance bonus or lump sum payment in the payrun, please contact our Help Desk to discuss the PAYE implications.  P: 03 693 1121 option 2

Generating a bank file
To generate a bank file when processing pay runs in advance, i.e 3 pay runs one after the other.

Prior to a Annual Shutdown if you are going to be processing your pay runs in advance be sure to label your bank file with the correct dates so that you do not override previous files.  To do this click on the options button at the bottom of the screen when on the bank file tab and add a description to the file. 
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Christchurch office

Phone: 03 693 1121

Unit 14, 40 Hayton Road
Christchurch 8042


Geraldine office

Phone: 03 693 1121

Four Peaks Plaza
72h Talbot Street
Geraldine 7930