Supporting CA ANZ members

Published: 08 November 2023

eInvoicing continues to be adopted across New Zealand with many businesses and the wider government sector progressively becoming enabled to send and receive eInvoices.

Logo for Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Member Benefits ProgramAlready there are more than 10,000 businesses registered to receive eInvoices, including 50 government agencies, and hundreds of accountants and household names.

We have a range of information and resources to help Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) members and your clients join the eInvoicing revolution. It’s the next step for kiwi business.

New Zealand businesses registered to receive eInvoices

Government entities' New Zealand Business Numbers and eInvoicing status

Benefits for accountants

“There are huge benefits for our partners, our accountants, and bookkeepers, where their customers are actually using eInvoicing. It just makes the accountant and bookkeeper's job so much easier.”

Bridget Snelling – Country Manager, Xero NZ

Reduces admin

eInvoicing cuts down on paper and eliminates time spent on manual entry and coding.  Invoice data is transferred directly into your accounting system, reducing your admin burden. eInvoicing will reduce the time taken to chase your clients to find out what the invoices are for, simplifying your year-end tasks.

Benefits for your clients

eInvoicing means businesses no longer need to generate paper-based or PDF invoices that have to be printed, posted or emailed. This means buyers no longer need to manually enter invoices into their financial system, improving accuracy, security and speeds up payments.

“We’ve seen first-hand how eInvoicing offers businesses a faster, more accurate and more secure way to invoice – benefits that are real gains for businesses of all sizes. However, to truly maximise the opportunity eInvoicing presents, it’s vital that both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the larger businesses they provide goods and services to, get on board.”

Caroline Rawlinson – Chief Financial Officer, MYOB

By adopting eInvoicing, your clients’ business can share in the following benefits:

  • Faster payment and improved cash flow
  • Reduced admin
  • Reduced processing costs
  • Direct and secure information
  • Universal connection
  • Improved financial visibility
  • Available to any business
  • Improving our economy

More information on the benefits of eInvoicing

An accountant’s experience with eInvoicing

Read about Mike Higgin’s experiences with eInvoicing.

Using eInvoicing has been a revelation for sole-trader accountant Mike Higgins in how much time and hassle he can save in his own business and for his clients.

eInvoicing a “no-brainer” for sole-trader accountant

Research raises awareness and understanding of eInvoicing

Our recently commissioned Kantar research shows accountants are the ‘go to’ for businesses who want to learn more about eInvoicing.

Research highlights the importance of accountants in raising awareness and understanding of eInvoicing

For CA ANZ members only: eInvoicing Drop-in sessions completed

Couldn’t attend the Drop-in sessions in November but want to know what were the key questions and answers? Check them out here.

Q&As from the Drop-in sessions for CA ANZ members

Resources to help you get started

As many small businesses use Xero and MYOB, links to their websites for information on how to get started are included below.​

Getting started with Xero or MYOB

Xero Business Edition and MYOB Business users can easily send and receive eInvoices now, and it’s free! Watch eInvoicing in action using Xero and MYOB – you'll see how easy it is. Or check out their websites for instruction on how to get started.

Watch: How to get set up with eInvoicing, for Xero and MYOB users

Watch: How to get set up with eInvoicing, for Xero and MYOB users

Register to receive eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

Receiving eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

Sending eInvoices(external link) — Xero Central

eInvoicing(external link) — MYOB

Sending eInvoices: How to get started [PDF, 471 KB]

Receiving eInvoices: How to get ready [PDF, 459 KB]

If you or your clients don’t use Xero or MYOB, check the list of more than 40 other software providers support eInvoicing.

Software providers

Just for you – eInvoicing communications toolkit for accountants

We’ve developed a handy communications toolkit which includes sample emails for Chartered Accountants to help your small business clients:

  • understand eInvoicing
  • get set up to send and receive eInvoices
  • let their trading partners know they’d like to send and/or receive eInvoices.

eInvoicing communication toolkit: Accountants, bookkeepers and advisors [DOCX, 369 KB]

Last updated: 07 December 2023