Purpose Accounting 2023-08-24T23:34:05+00:00

A boutique financial management and advisory company, serving non-profits and social enterprises.
We inform, collaborate + lead to help organisations make great decisions.

“Working with Purpose was an absolute pleasure – they provided great insight and supported us through change. Leadership was impressed at the quality of work.”

Chief Operating Officer, Amnesty International Australia

“Working with Purpose Accounting has been nothing other than transformative. The team at PA are great to work with and are very supportive of our requirements.  It is reassuring to know that our finances are in expert hands and we can trust the support of not for profit financial experts” ‌‌

Corporate Services Manager, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

“As an innovative non-profit, we needed a partner who understood the sector and could think outside the box. Purpose understood our DNA straight away.”

CEO, Women’s Community Shelters

What we do

For SME’s

We provide ongoing accounting and Financial Controller / CFO services to small and medium sized non-profits and social enterprises.

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For large orgs

We offer a range of strategic financial and consulting services for large non-profits and Government agencies.

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Who we are

Our team is a carefully curated mix of financial management professionals and strategic advisors, all specialised in the non-profit sector.

Alex Cowell
Alex CowellDirector - Advisory & Client Services
Alex is a non-profit CFO / Financial Controller who links an organisation’s culture, programs and strategies with its finances. He is an approachable leader and strategic thinker. He’s a practitioner that intimately understands the non-profit financial management context.
Sony Bonang
Sony BonangDirector – Accounting
Sony is a financial accountant who provides organisations with accurate and reliable accounts. He has been in accounting roles for >13 years, the last 9 years of which have been in the non-profit sector.
Anna Collet
Anna ColletSenior Finance Associate
Anna is a third sector financial expert with over a decade of experience in accounting and financial management, and is qualified in both accounting and international studies. Anna specialises in financial systems, data analysis and management reporting. She has implemented large-scale global projects to transform the finance functions of two environmental NGOs based in the UK.
Nina Trofimova
Nina TrofimovaSenior Finance Associate
Nina is an accomplished CFO / Head of Finance, with over 15 years’ experience in the NFP sector. She has a deep understanding of industry-specific issues, including legislation, funding and reforms. She specialises in driving business process efficiencies, leading financial strategy, and implementing new systems to meet business objectives.

How we work

Our top priority is helping our clients to achieve their goals. We form a thorough understanding of your organisation and build a trusting relationship.

Our services are tailored for each individual client – there’s not a cookie cutter in sight.

Our approach is deeply contextualised. We work only with non-profits and social enterprises – this specialisation ensures we are at the forefront of industry developments.


Portable long service leave coming to NSW

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National Minimum & Award wages to rise by 3.75% from 1 July

Earlier this month, the Fair Work Commission announced its decision to increase National Minimum and Award wages by 3.75%. This [...]

A common query: GST treatment of grants issued by non-profits

The Purpose team sometimes fields queries about the application of GST to grants, where a non-profit runs its own grant-giving [...]