As we draw to the end of the calendar year, we have compiled the below articles on Payroll, as there are many things to consider this time of year.

We have enjoyed serving you in 2016 and on behalf of the partners and staff, we wish you all a happy, safe and relaxing Christmas and a very rewarding and prosperous 2017.

Do you have a new years’ resolution that affects your business?  Speak to us first for tailored advice to help take your business to the next level.

We wish to remind you that our office will be closed from 24 December 2016 and re-open on 9 January 2017.
Leon Stephan

Managing Partner


With our focus over December and January being on Payroll, we have included an article written by Employsure for our clients last year “An Employees Guide to the Silly Season“.

Employsure is Australia’s leading workplace relations consultancy firm, providing advice and support on fair work, health and safety compliance and policy development.

As an Advivo client, enjoy this additional value and gain free general workplace advice by Employsure’s specialist consultants if needed. Please contact Advivo today to receive your reference number.


Monthly team member profile
Jay Rajapakse (Accountant)
Payroll Specialist

Jay’s expertise is backed by over 15 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Management and Business Advisory in both Public Practice and Commercial sector. His experience comes from diverse sectors ranging from manufacturing, service industry to Big Four.

He continues to strive to learn more in his role and as our Payroll Specialist. Read Jay’s latest Blog on Payroll Tax here.

Did you miss our seminar last month “Let’s Talk Super”?

Thank-you to those who attended the Seminar last month.  The presenters spoke about the recent proposed changes to superannuation, some of which were only recently passed by the government this week, so the Seminar and information on the night was very timely.

The seminar was our highest attended to date which highlights the importance of superannuation and keeping you informed.

For more information or if you would like a copy of the presentation, please contact our office.

Christmas Party Recap

The staff took part in an ‘Amazing Race’ through Brisbane CBD to South Bank for their Christmas Party last Friday. Everyone worked hard in their delegated 3 teams, with the Red Team being victorious on this occasion.  Great work Chris, Fred, Milan and Claire.

Thank-you to Emma for organising the event, it was a great celebration of the hard work in 2016.

December Blogs

  • Payroll 101 – With Christmas just around the corner, one thing you do not want to do as a business owner is make a big mess of the payroll.  Click here for some Payroll 101 tips.
  • Shutting Down over Christmas and New Year?Here is what you need to know about leave entitlements. More
  • Making Payroll More Efficient  – Payroll is the bane of any business owner’s existence. This is because it is one of an organisation’s greatest expense and is often easy to mess up, legislation is complex and ever-changing… More
  • Advivo’s Commitment to Professional Development – At Advivo, we invest substantial resources in the professional development of our people. Why do we do this? As an innovative and dynamic accountancy and business advisory firm, we recognise that our success is directly attributable to our employees. More

Tips and Updates

Win the Salary Game
Payroll is a major expense for most companies and you may be looking for ways to keep the costs down without losing talented employees. Take a look at eight ideas that can help you get more bang for your salary buck. Full Article

Stretch Margins by Streamlining Sales
Help your sales personnel become more efficient and add to your bottom line. You’ll find that it’s not that complicated. Click “Full Article” for five essential steps that can increase customer purchases and give you more control over payroll expenses. Full Article