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Leadership in your Finance Function

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

Our accounting services ensure accuracy and compliance, a pre-requisite for good financial management.

Our CFO/Financial Controller services provide the necessary leadership in your Finance Function. We deliver sound, strategic advice to senior management and Boards.

CFO/ Financial Controller

  • Advising CEOs and Boards – we link financial performance to your programs and strategies
  • Acting as the ‘face’ of your Finance Function
  • Presenting at Board meetings & executive forums
  • Budgeting & forecasting

Leading your Finance Function

  • Strategic financial advice
  • Support for in-house Finance Officers and Managers
  • Mentoring and training
  • Management of financial risks

Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Accuracy to Australian Accounting Standards
  • Compliance with legislation
  • Financial reports (timely and relevant)
  • Month-end accrual accounting
  • Annual audit preparation
  • Financial acquittals for grants

Bookkeeping

  • Payroll
  • Payments and receipts
  • Services customised to complement your in-house financial administration
  • Bookkeeping can be packaged in as a complete outsourced solution, or we can review books prepared by your own staff

Projects

  • Short term project leadership:
    • Finance Function reviews
    • Viability analysis and unit costings
    • System implementations
    • Re-design of reporting processes
    • Finance personnel reviews / capacity assessments
    • Providing expertise on start-ups, new programs and structural changes
    • Executive financial coaching

Our approach

Our approach is collaborative.

We form a deep understanding of your organisation and build a trusting relationship.

You can depend on us for as many of your finance functions as you need.

Our approach is deeply contextualised.

Purpose works only with non-profits and social enterprises. Our specialisation means we are up to date with Australian Accounting Standards and relevant legislation for DGR, FBT and GST. We have extensive experience managing audits and producing acquittals for Government and philanthropic funders.

Our approach is informative.

We have an excellent grasp of the risks and issues facing your management and Board – we address these in informative and engaging ways.

Where we work

  • Accounting and CFO services – delivered across Australia
  • Project services – offered across Australia
  • Remote bookkeeping services – offered across Australia
  • On-site bookkeeping services – available in Sydney
  • Accounting and CFO services – delivered across Australia
  • Project services – offered across Australia
  • Remote bookkeeping services – offered across Australia
  • On-site bookkeeping services – available in Sydney

Find out more about how we work >>

“Purpose’s clear communication, their willingness to assist and to understand our organisation, have been key to the ongoing partnership.
Financial Reports and advice is timely, professional, easy to understand and Board friendly.
Bushmob has also benefitted from Purpose’s clear and transparent presentation of financial information to our funders, which has increased our capacity to manage grants and be seen as responsible grant recipients.
Purpose provides regular site visits to truly understand our processes and to provide realistic training for Boards or on site financial staff if required.”

Will MacGregor, CEO – BushMob Aboriginal Corporation

“Purpose are switched on financial and management accountants, who keep their feet on the ground, are extremely professional and have pride in the work they produce. Best of all, as a start-up they thought outside the box and went the extra mile to cater to our unique needs. We’ve outsourced our financial management function to Purpose and I don’t ever see that changing; it’s always optimised to meet our needs.”

Rangan Srikhanta, CEO - One Education Foundation