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Welcome, New Director - Megan Inverarity

On July 1st, Megan Inverarity became Murray Nankivell's newest Director. We asked her to share how she got there...

How did you get to become an accounting firm director?

Like a lot of high school students I was trying to work out which subjects to pick for my senior years while wading through Uni courses options, not really sure what I wanted to do. The 'old man' said "You like sorting out and organising figures; what about accounting?". As a teenager I didn't really know what an accountant did, but his suggestion wasn't a bad one and I've been on the accounting pathway ever since.

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JobKeeper Registration Deadline Extended

The Tax Commissioner has confirmed that the registration deadline for the April and May JobKeeper payments has been extended to 31 May 2020. See the ATO's JobKeeper homepage

While the extra time is very welcome, it will not remove the urgency to determine eligibility for April 2020 JobKeeper payments.

To be eligible for April JobKeeper payments, employers will need to ensure that staff have been paid at least $1,500 for the first two JobKeeper fortnights (30 March – 12 April and 13 April – 26 April) by the end of April.

Unless the situation is clear cut, employers should be careful about making top up payments to staff until they have assessed their eligibility and have received the JobKeeper nomination forms back from staff (unless they want to risk being ineligible and not being reimbursed for these top up payments).

JobKeeper Registrations

This may not apply to you, but the JobKeeper Scheme opens for registrations on the 20th of April (if you haven't already, register your interest in the scheme by going to https://www.ato.gov.au/Job-keeper-payment/).

You will find a link to the form that you need to have all eligible employees complete, here.

The form does not need to go anywhere and should be kept on file by you, but you may need details from it once the registration opens up.

You will need to be up to date with your MyGov ID to access the business portal for registration. If you have any difficulties, please contact us.

COVID-19 Stimulus & Relief Update


The purpose of this blog post is to keep our valued clients up to date in this time of uncertainty as the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reaches throughout our communities.

We will be posting important information on all of the Commonwealth and State Government, Australian Taxation Office and Banking Industry stimulus and relief measures available. We intend for this to be a living document that we will update on a frequent basis as new information gets released.

This is where you will find it:  Covid-19 Stimulus & Relief Updates

Below, we have tried to break down the measures into smaller categories to make it easier to digest. Of course where possible we have also tried to provide information about what you need to do to access a particular measure.

The governments stimulus measures are designed to achieve the following outcomes during this pandemic where possible:

  1. Keep as many Australians employed in jobs.

  2. Keep as many businesses alive so that there are jobs to return to.

  3. Where they can't achieve the two above items they will try to provide individual income support through access to Centrelink benefits and superannuation as a last resort.

Thanks for your patience in allowing us to pull together this comprehensive list of resources.

Per our previous update, servicing you remains a priority, as well as the confidentiality of client information. You can be assured that anyone working remotely is doing so using secure log-in access and protocols.

We encourage you to contact one of the team to discuss how any of these measures may be applied to your individual circumstances. We are here to help you build a solid cash flow plan to survive the coming months and make the most of any financial stimulus or relief available to you.

We have also taken the time to provide you with a free COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning document to help you make smart decisions when developing your plan and cover aspects you may not have considered yet covering a range of different areas of your business.

We understand that these are challenging times for everyone. Remember that we are all in this together and we encourage to take care of yourself, you loved ones and your communities.

Stay Safe.

Kind Regards,

The Murray Nankivell Team

Keeping in touch while working remotely

Just a brief message to let you know that while our offices are closed and we are all working from home at the moment, we have implemented some new software to allow us to stay in touch with you better.

What it means though is our normal phone number will not be displayed at your end... for the time being.

So, if you see an incoming call from the below numbers… it is probably someone from Murray Nankivell!!
08 7082 4622 (Bordertown);  08 7082 4623 (Murray Bridge);  08 7082 4681 (Naracoorte)

Now there's no need to go changing or adding this in your phone, as we are in the process of getting the software to display our normal phone number – it is just going to take a while for this part to happen.

If you need to ring us, please continue to use our normal phone numbers as these are re-directed into the new software. They will be answered as usual, and can be transferred through to whoever you would like to speak with.

We will provide further updates as needed, but we are doing our best to keep your experience with us as 'normal' as possible during this time.

COVID-19 Update

You will have seen and read the continuing reports and restrictions to slow the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19).

To help slow the spread of Covid-19, and protect our team, clients and visitors, many of our team have commenced working remotely and appointments will be conducted over the phone, face time, Skype, Zoom or similar platforms.
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Xero & Figured Info Sessions Cancelled

Due to the current Government regulations around social distancing regarding the spread of COVID-19, and in  the best interest of our clients and staff, Murray Nankivell have made the decision to cancel our Xero & Figured Info Sessions.

We are exploring options to run this as an online Webinar and will keep you updated in this regard.

Farewell to Robyn

Robyn is finishing up with Murray Nankivell at Christmas

Robyn has been absolutely fantastic to work with and was a key figure in the success of the merger between Mencel Business Services and Murray Nankivell. She has been instrumental in the transfer of knowledge to get the Murray Nankivell team working seamlessly alongside all our new clients.  

Financial Planning and Super team members: Emma Hill, Karen Gillespie, Robyn Mencel, Carmen Tuohy and Hayley Maddern.

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Christmas Closure

Face-lift for Bordertown Office

How good does our new turf look at Bordertown?

Test Match Ready! 

Many thanks to Andrew Rowett from Sunnyside Instant Lawn for supplying the RTF Fescue turf; Dean Wendelborn for installing the turf and new watering system, and ongoing maintenance; and our very tolerant clients who sometimes had to 'run the gauntlet' past the intense watering-in, to make it inside without getting soaked.

We think it looks very inviting, so don't be surprised if you see us out there in bare feet!!

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