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MUHI

Organisation Website:
https://muhi.org.au/

Core Activity:
MUHI was a vision to bridge health inequity and to promote the importance of global collaboration, innovation and passion towards making the world a better place. It was aimed to equip the next generation of health leaders and global changemakers and make positive social impact. MUHI operates with many subprograms, each forming its own independent initiative, these include:Student Welfare Outreach Team: The mission of SWOT is to reduce educational inequity in Victoria, namely by providing free, ...

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

Xero, reimbursement forms, excel spreadsheets.

Treasurer has utilised MYOB, Xero and has experience in tax returns for not for profits, small businesses and business partnerships. However, they have not undertaken any formalised training in treasury and accounting.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based, Other

Other:
Xero

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Kevin Mao

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Melbourne and all surrounding metropolitan

BrainSTEM Ltd

Organisation Website:
http://www.brainstem.org.au

Core Activity:
Education/STEM Mentoring program for Highschool Students

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

We use Quickbooks Online.

Minimal/No Treasurer experience.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Quickbooks / Reckon

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Sid Verma

Role within Organisation:
Director

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Victoria

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Melbourne

Alo Enlightened Women Incorporated

Organisation Website:
https://www.alowomen.org.au/about

Core Activity:
Alo aims to provide a platform to engage on various issues that particulary touch women’s lives within the CALD diaspora. We aim to broaden our understanding on significant gender issues and unconscious biases that exacerbate gender stereotypes within our societies, particulary in the areas of women’s leadership, financial inclusion of women, women in tech, and violence against women and girls. Through this platform we aim to raise awareness on these issues by providing opportunities for en...

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As we are a fairly new organisation and yet to complete our first financial reporting this year. Currently we are using Spreadsheets to track our income and expense. 

This is my first experience as Treasurer and hence require guidance in regards to the financial reporting. 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Siu Lin Chung

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australian Capital Territory

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Canberra

Tootgarook Cricket Club Inc.

Organisation Website:
http://tootgarook.vic.cricket.com.au/

Core Activity:
We are a small Cricket Club located in Tootgarook on the Mornington Peninsula. We offer the opportunity for kids as young as 5 and adults of all ages to enjoy the game of cricket. We are particularly proud of our Women's Team which was one of the first to be formed in our local area. Our club also offers regular social events and prides itself on being an inclusive & family friendly club to be a part of.

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Due to the regular turn over of Treasurers in recent times our club has a very basic and inconsistent system in place for our accounting. We have however, recently switched to a POS system which has helped but we know there is still  alot of room for improvement. Our current Treasurer is coming into his 2nd year in this role but does not have any prior experience or knowledge in the area. He does however have great knowledge of Excel spreadsheets but would like to switch to a more automated ...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Ashleigh Goldsmid

Role within Organisation:
Secretary

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Victoria

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Anywhere from Portsea to Frankston but prefers close to Capel Sound where possible.

Grind to Ground Incorporated

Organisation Website:
https://www.facebook.com/grindtoground/

Core Activity:
Grind to Ground is a skills building program for people living with a disability and/or people who need support in the community. Grind to Ground converts spent coffee grounds and sawdust into soil conditioner for use on gardens. Spent coffee grounds are collected by volunteers from cafes around Canberra, and mixed by our volunteers with sawdust provided by the Canberra Institute of Technology. The volunteers mix and bag quantities of the soil enhancer and sell the product at local markets, t...

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The program only became an incorporated entity in December 2000.  Accounting processes are basic.  The majority of income comes from sales of the product.  Sales are made primarily at markets, and may be cash or via apple pay.  

Money collected through cash sales is banked by the Business Manager.

The organisation has two bank accounts, one for sales and one for members funds.  

The organisation is currently investigating accounting system options, however at th...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Alison Booth

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Canberra

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Canberra

Champion Sound Ltd

Organisation Website:
http://www.championsound.com.au

Core Activity:
We use the creative industries to assist youth, people with a disability and others facing barriers to employment. We provide them with varied transferable skills based around the creation and implementation of a community event, tailored to their individual needs and goals. If a patron wants to be a performer or a vendor, a stage manager or an usher, a lighting operator or a dj, or any of the other myriad of occupations that are collectively the Creative Industries, we can help.

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None as yet. Our organisation was registered very recently, and processes are still being put in place. We have not yet traded, though loans have been made by directors towards start up costs. I have not yet recorded these in any proper way. I have previously used MYOB for book-keeping, but am hoping to avoid that this time. I am leaning towards using quickbooks or similar, depending on what advice I receive.

I am hoping to receive advice as to best practise, so that I begin on the rig...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
None as yet, unless you count scraps of paper in a drawer.

Contact Name: John Lumley

Role within Organisation:
Director/secretary/treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
NSW Regional

Elemental Aim

Organisation Website:
https://www.elementalaim.org.au

Core Activity:
We want to help create a world where every young person has access to a basic education. We aim to support existing impactful, grassroots schools providing innovative and sustainable education to students with limited, intermittent, or no access to school.Our model focuses on two levels of achievable social impact:- To support socially innovative schools in Nicaragua (Mobile Schools), India (Train Platform Schools) and Bangladesh (Floating Schools)- To provide Australian schools with Curriculum-...

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Our team is seeking guidance in establishing our accounting systems for our fundraising. We are about to make our educational resource package available in primary schools and would appreciate assistance in creating the correct framework  and processes to do this. We are currently registered with ASIC as a company limited by guarantee.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Kate Fitzgerald

Role within Organisation:
Co-Coordinator

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
New South Wales

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
We are based in Greater Sydney (Wollongong) but are happy to work remotely on Zoom or Skype or whatever platform is preferred.

Bundaberg & District Extreme Cowboy Racing Inc

Organisation Website:
https://extremecowboyassociation.com/

Core Activity:
Family based horse equine club, we follows the rules and regulations of the EXCA (Extreme Cowboy Racing America) bringing together the horse and riders partnership to complete obstacles in a timed and safe event.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

We are a new club and would like help to start our account keeping records correctly. At the moment we are using a basic spreadsheet. As we become more financial we will have our own website, however I have added the American site that we base our sport from.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Rachel Daniels

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
QLD Regional

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Bundaberg

ME/CFS South Australia

Organisation Website:
http://mecfssa.org.au

Core Activity:
Support through advocacy, education and services for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome in South Australia and beyond.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
simple financial needs. Membership based organisation funded entirely by members. 95% is regular income and expenditure. Recently moved into online payments. My skills are fairly basic. I have some book keeping knowledge but have little knowledge of what’s required for ATO, ACNC etc. Able to learn new skills quite quickly in fairly short bursts as I am an ME/CFS sufferer.

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB, Other

Other:
Cashflow Manager pre 20/21 FY

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Mardi Angus

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Adelaide

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Southern suburbs of Adelaide

Urogynaecological Society of Australasia

Organisation Website:
https://www.ugsa.com.au

Core Activity:
Education

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

The UroGynaecological Society of Australasia was established to advance all aspects of Urogynaecology.

The society aims to improve standards of care, expand the horizons in female health care, improve teaching and training methods not only for Subspecialty training but for other relevant medical and allied health care professionals.

The society aims to encourage research both clinical and scientific and provide a platform from which such research may be presented..

Clo...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based, Other

Other:
xero

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Julia Collia de Polacek

Role within Organisation:
Administrator & Secretariat

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Melbourne

Wolston and Centenary Catchments

Organisation Website:
https://www.wacc.org.au/

Core Activity:
Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc (WaCC) is a not-for-profit organisation working to protect and enhance the natural environment within and around Wolston and Centenary Catchments. As a lead community organisation for local conservation initiatives, WaCC works closely with partners and volunteers in projects such as creek restoration, biodiversity surveys and nature appreciation walks. WaCC also offers capacity-building opportunities for members and volunteers.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

We use XERO software to organise our financial records. The subscription is for a very basic XERO access. We create all invoices manually and process payments through our Bank Australia accounts. Once a month we upload bank statements to XERO and perform reconciliation. 

We also pay a bookkeeping fee monthly to our accountants, as they provide us with our XERO account. Only our accountants have administrator access  to XERO and they prepare our EOY reports.

We don't have eno...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
XERO

Contact Name: Anna Clayton

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Brisbane

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Eatons Hill

The Davis Farm Incorporated

Organisation Website:
http://Thedavisfarm.com.au

Core Activity:
We are a charitable hobby farm, based on the NSW Mid North Coast. Rising from the ashes of Covid -19, The Davis Farm is a brand new Not for Profit Association, that aims to support, train and employ local young people who are grappling with mental health issues. We do this by inviting the public to come to the farm and to meet the wide range of animals, and to wander the food forests. Our guests become completely immersed in the healthy, out-door farm lifestyle, as they hand feed,...

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currently use Square as a POS and Xero for an accounting system. Have used MYOB in the past. I have run the accounts for our business for 15 years.  Self taught I can process BAS, reconciliations, basic accounting.  I struggle with Xero as I'm unfamiliar with it. I'm confident with record keeping. Am unsure on what is required for  a not for profit, what reports are needed etc. Also unsure of any additional reporting to the ATO. We are not registered for GST at this point.

Amy Davi...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Steve Davis

Role within Organisation:
Co-founder and President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
NSW Regional

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Sancrox, Wauchope, Port Macquarie

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club

Organisation Website:
http://dhbc.org.au

Core Activity:
We are a Sydney based Bicycle Club affiliated to AusCycling. Activities include Road & Track racing, social riding and supporting cycling events in Australia. We are an incorporated Association with over 400 members.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

We have a CommBiz account. Treasurer does the best he can using some freeware accounting software.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Other

Other:
GNUCASH

Contact Name: Lindsay Munks

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Marrickville

Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc

Organisation Website:
https://www.wmtc.com.au/

Core Activity:
We are a community musical theatre group and our mission is to provide quality theatre experiences to engage, inspire, challenge and entertain the community. We endeavour to foster a positive and inclusive environment to educate and enhance the creative and technical skills of our members.

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I've been the Treasurer since March 2020 and the handover from the previous Treasurer was non-existent.  Since then I have gone through what records I could find.  Our financial transactions consist of ticket sales, member fees, show fees, canteen and raffle sales and payment of invoices and reimbursement of expenses relating to the everyday running of the organisation, productions.  We have a main Westpac account with 2 signatories and a Westpac debit card account with 2 cards issued.  ...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

Contact Name: Jane Sackman

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
New South Wales

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Wyong, Gosford

Cooroora Netball Association

Organisation Website:
https://www.facebook.com/CoorooraNetballClub/about

Core Activity:
Netball association for small town in southeast Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. Organisation of teams in local competitions including Noosa Netball Association. We run a Net Set Go Program which is aimed at 5 to 7yr olds. This teaches them the basics of movement and ball handling skills. We also run a netball season of Netta Games and Junior Netball up to the age of 13. We train in Cooran on Wednesday Afternoons when season starts and play our games at Noosa District at Tewantin. We encourage ...

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under $20000 cash/assets, new treasurer (myself) in 5th year accounting and law double degree, volunteer position, currently do some admin/accounting work for local bowls club but would like some further assistance as i have not much accounting experience and would like to clarify a couple of things eg depreciation and tax, in a not for profit association.

 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Pomona, Noosa, Gympie, and Maroochydore preferred but any from Gympie to Brisbane is ok

Contact Name: Gabrielle Seeger

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Queensland

Outer Space Artist Run Initiative Incorporated

Organisation Website:
https://www.outerspaceari.org/

Core Activity:
Outer Space is a not-for-profit Contemporary Arts organisation. We collaborate with artists and arts workers to develop, make, and present critically engaged creative practice in a supportive professional environment. Our exhibitions, events, and programs welcome those involved in, and curious about the arts. Outer Space is committed to fostering a sustainable creative community in Brisbane that engages local, regional, national and global contexts.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
General ledger maintenance, bank reconciliations and accounts payable and receivables, facilitated by Xero. Yearly audit work to prep the financial statements for verification by external auditors. No budget maintenance at this stage but hope to incorporate this facet into the business. Treasurer is a financial accountant and CPA; the Shadow Treasurer is an art student with not for profit organisational experience. Challenges include the preparing management reports as these are usually manually...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

Contact Name: Holly Hart

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Fortitude Valley, CBD Brisbane

Boronia and the Basin Community Newspaper

Organisation Website:
https://bbcn.org.au/

Core Activity:
We are a group of passionate people who love our community, would like to make a difference with each other. We provide Boronia and the basin news once a month with local topics like animals from this area, historic buildings and how to protect them, as well as interesting things that happened to people who live here. Our goal is to achieve better social outcomes with limited resources, and we use less energy and resources than other groups, we are always helping each other. We also have our own...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based, MYOB

Contact Name: Evelyn Li

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Boronia, Ringwood, Belgrave, Melbourne city

SalamFest Inc

Organisation Website:
http://www.salamfest.com

Core Activity:
Arts Festival, creatively responding to social challenges

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):

We currently have a very basic process on Excel spreadsheets and desperately need help and guidance in ensuring we are following the right processes 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Ayesha Bux

Role within Organisation:
Founder and chair

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
West Melbourne

Rough Patch Affordable Counselling

Organisation Website:
https://www.roughpatchcounselling.com

Core Activity:
Rough Patch is an affordable counselling and mental health care service that provides counselling, referrals, and other supports. We’re a non-profit social enterprise, using a new, innovative model of practice and our mission is to make it easier and more affordable for everyone to access mental health supports and resources.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
Rough Patch was founded in July 2020, and provides affordable and accessible counselling and mental health supports to the community. Using a unique social enterprise model that has never been done in Australia, we do not receive any government or philanthropic funding, and are entirely self-funded. Our mission is to increase access to counselling and mental health services, because the current models of operation are unaffordable or inaccessible for so many people. Our very modest revenue is...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
XERO

Contact Name: Amber Rules

Role within Organisation:
Accounts Manager

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Sydney, online

Prahran RGSC

Organisation Website:
https://www.prahranrg.com.au/

Core Activity:
Not for profit sports club incorporated with Gymnastics Victoria providing training for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Elite, and Olympic level gymnasts. Consists of 2 full time coaches, 6 casual staff, committee of volunteers and about 100 members (pre COVID times). Prahran is leading RG gymnastics club in Australia, home to 2018 Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympic 2020 Shadow squad gymnasts. We are proud members of Gymnastics Victoria and Gymnastics Australia training kids to become wh...

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Accountings is very basic. We have proper bookkeeper but Treasurer is not form accounting background. Following the same principles and procedures like it was done by prior person occupying this position who in fact was not form accounting background either. Current Treasurer is very analytics and numbers inclined holding senior corporate position in Risk management area during her day job but within Prahran we are looking to improve and increase knowledge base of how we do things.

Cu...

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

Organisation Tax Registration:
Organisation is a registered charity for taxation purposes

Contact Name: Valeriya Clement

Role within Organisation:
Tresurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Prahran, Windsor, ST Kilda East

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