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Remote CFO: outback style

Our Senior Finance Associate Anna was delighted to visit Prue Ritchie and the team at Bourke & District Children’s Services. BDCS provides a valuable local childcare service to Bourke and surrounding areas, including long day care; after school care; pre-school and a mobile playgroup. Though we’ve worked with BDCS for 2.5 years, with the pandemic [...]

2023-04-18T04:07:34+00:00 October 4th, 2022|NFP sector, Purpose Accounting team|

The thin end of the wedge – grant indexation

With inflation at the highest level we’ve seen for decades, it is more important than ever for grant-funded organisations to see their funding indexed for CPI. Otherwise, services will need to be cut to operate within that funding parcel. There is always a range of indexation outcomes across our client orgs, and between different funding [...]

2022-10-04T02:22:03+00:00 August 4th, 2022|NFP sector|

Welcome to Rachel!

With our growing client workload, we have been really pleased to welcome our new part-time Assistant Accountant, Rachel Larner. Rachel has extensive experience in finance and administration roles, including 8 years working in the financial planning industry. Her introduction to the world of not-for-profits came through joining the committee of her children’s community pre-kinder in [...]

2022-10-04T02:36:48+00:00 July 4th, 2022|Purpose Accounting team|

Super changes now in effect: employee eligibility & super guarantee

On 1 July, important changes came into effect regarding super payments: Employers must now pay super for all employees who are paid salary and wage payments - regardless of how much the employee earns every month (there is no longer a $450 per month income threshold). Certain employees will still need to satisfy other eligibility [...]

2022-10-04T02:31:30+00:00 July 4th, 2022|NFP sector|

New single standard for disclosures – Special & General Purpose reporting

We have previously reported on changes to Australian Accounting Standards, relating to Special and General Purpose reporting. These changes came into effect on 1 July 2021. The previous General Purpose Reduced Disclosures Regime (GPFS-RDR) has now been replaced with a new single standard, which includes all disclosure requirements: AASB 1060 General Purpose Financial Statements – Simplified Disclosures for [...]

2022-04-12T05:01:17+00:00 April 12th, 2022|NFP sector|

Finance policy templates – available now!

No time to draft your finance policy documents from scratch? If your organisation needs support to update or implement financial management policies, please reach out to Purpose. We have created a full suite of template finance policy documents, written in Plain English and tailored for non-profit orgs. See here for more details on what’s available!  

2022-04-05T03:50:29+00:00 April 5th, 2022|NFP sector|

Welcome to Mel!

We are so pleased to welcome our newest team member (and rising star in bookkeeping!), Melanie Simon. As a proud Biripi and Anaiwan woman, Mel has specialised in leading Aboriginal affairs and community development throughout her career. Her most recent position was in the Department of Communities and Justice, where she worked on the frontline [...]

2022-04-12T04:49:41+00:00 March 12th, 2022|Purpose Accounting team|

What’s the best approach to managing staff debit card access in NFPs?

We are often asked to advise on best practice when it comes to managing staff credit/debit cards in non-profit orgs. Spending by VISA/Mastercard or similar has increased over the years, as online purchasing has become more prevalent. Of course this is a big topic generally but we thought we’d share our views on this commonly [...]

2022-04-12T04:49:53+00:00 February 12th, 2022|NFP sector|

AIS submissions due 31 January 2022

A reminder that the deadline is approaching for the submission of AIS and financial reports to the ACNC. For charities reporting to the regular financial year (1 July to 30 June), your AIS is due by 31 January 2022 (this is an extension of the usual 31 December deadline). For more information check the ACNC website.

2022-01-12T23:09:18+00:00 January 12th, 2022|NFP sector|