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Townsville Citizens Band Association

Organisation Website:
http://www.townsvillebrass.org

Core Activity:
Our Association operates 3 brass bands in Townsville, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and play music and to give back to the community through playing at community and civic events, such as ANZAC Day commemorations and community concerts.

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

We have a new treasurer starting this year, and this will be his first time in that role. He is very comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets, but having someone to teach him and guide him on accounting principles necessary to fulfil the role would be wonderful to make sure things are done right. 

We are currently using a program called Reckon for our accounting software.

What we hope to achieve from the mentoring program is for our Treasurer to quickly feel confident in the...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Quickbooks / Reckon

Contact Name: Jennifer Grant

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

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

Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM)

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

Core Activity:
The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) aims to provide multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and best practice clinical care for children and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental conditions. The Academy is a Company limited by guarantee. The Board consists of 12 Directors and six committees, with up to 80 committee members from across Australia and New Zealand. The AusACPDM currently ha...

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

Accounting processes include submitting invoices and a summary of transactions to our accountant every quarter, and providing the documents for an annual audit. We use Excel to keep track of our expenditure - it is all very basic. We don't have a huge turnover - around $70,000 - $90,000 per year but we are growing. 

The Treasurer has no formal accounting experience (the volunteer Board is made up of allied health and medical clinicians and researchers).  

The Academy would ...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

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

Contact Name: Tessa de Vries

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

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

Farmer Incubator

Organisation Website:
http://www.farmerincubator.org

Core Activity:
Farmer Incubator grows future farmers for a fairer food system. We aim to help aspiring and new farmers who often don't come from a farming background to access land, training, resources and mentors to grow food for the local community and in a responsible manner, be that organically, ecologically or regeneratively.

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

  • Double entry accounting system started from Wave, moved to Xero. Budgeting through Xero/spreadsheets.
  • Limited accounting experience beyond running my own business and this CLG company for past 5 years
  • Managing enterprise’s multi-year budget with growing grants acquittal reporting, and now with multiple projects with own budgets
  • Few overhead-generating activities
  • Overheads-heavy with insurance and company registration fees (CLG)
  • Some unc...

    Accounting Packages in Place:
    Other

    Other:
    Xero

    Contact Name: Per Staurup

    Role within Organisation:
    Treasurer, secretary, director

    Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
    Melbourne

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

Sons of the Southern Cross CQ Chapter Inc.

Organisation Website:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/470212509848573/

Core Activity:
Raising funds for charity by organising motorcycle rides for various occasions. We aim to support direct charity, such as individuals in difficulty, children with debilitating diseases and conditions and other small not for profit organisations.

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

We have 2 accounts at Bendigo Bank, a Statement Account which is the account we pay out of - bills, donations, national dues etc. There should be no money going into this account except that which is transferred from our Savings Account. To make a payment from this account, it only requires one of the three card holders (Treasurer, VP and SAA) to do so, and the account is kept to a $2000 maximum unless large donations are being made or large invoices have to be paid. Our Savings Account recei...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Josh van Loenen

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
QLD Regional

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

Science Journalists Association of Australia

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

Core Activity:
The Science Journalists Association of Australia is a network of working scientists journalists around Australia that seeks to promote good science journalism through mentoring, events and workshops.

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

The organisation is less than a year old, and so has not completed financial statements or a financial report before. The treasurer, who is also new to the position, could use some advice on this. The treasurer is also keen for tips on the most straightforward way to maintain accounting records, which will also make it easy to compile annual financial statements.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based, Quickbooks / Reckon

Contact Name: Nicky Phillips

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

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

Granite Belt Sustainable Action Network Inc (GBSAN)

Organisation Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/gbsan/home

Core Activity:
GBSAN started in 2019 and recently incorporated. The main objects of our association are: To promote and encourage the community of the Granite Belt region to increase the short and long term sustainability of the Granite Belt region. To provide a forum for discussion and action to focus on practical constructive and positive changes towards a sustainable future for the Granite Belt Community. To provide a grassroots organisation that is independent, respectful and non-partisan. We have s...

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As a newly formed incorporated organisation we are just setting up our processes.  I have taken on the position of Treasurer because nobody else could or would, and it is not a role I am familiar with.    I have no financial experience, other than looking after my own finances, but I have a strong background in administration and HR and good attention to detail.  I am keen to set things up properly from the start which is why I would like some help.  We have set up a bank account and cur...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Sue Frances

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
QLD Regional

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Brisbane, online or on the phone.

Filipino Student Council of New South Wales (Australia)

Organisation Website:
https://newfil.com.au/

Core Activity:
The Filipino Student Council of New South Wales, also known as the NewFil council, is a state-wide alliance of university/school-based Filipino student organisations in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, officially recognised by the Philippine Consulate Sydney. NewFil aims to L.E.A.D. to shape the next generation of “NewFils.” Specifically, the Filipino Student Council of NSW shall: 1. LEAD Filipino and Australian students, leaders, movers, and thinkers towards developing a shared colle...

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We are currently using Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets to keep track of the organisation's finances. 

As the treasurer, I have very basic and minimal accounting knowledge, so I am currently using a balance sheet format to keep track of the organisation's revenues and expenses. 

I have basic knowledge on writing income statements. However, I feel like I may have to brush up on this, since I did not regularly put this into practice prior to my role as treasurer. 

My orga...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Chantrice Santiago

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

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

Australasian Dark Sky Alliance

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

Core Activity:
The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA: https://www.australasiandarkskyalliance.org) is an independent non-profit charity formed to educate the public and policymakers about night environment conservation. ​Light pollution is the fastest growing pollutant around the globe, with research showing an average increase year-on-year of more than 2%. ​​Since its inception in early 2019, ADSA has quickly gained momentum with community groups, councils and media all around the country hungry for ...

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We have a single business account (Bank Australia), with 2-to-sign for all payments (signatories are Treasurer and CEO). This account is connected to Xero, where we also handle invoicing. Currently we have <20 transactions per month, with 2-3 invoices per month, and turnover < $100k. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit, and are 80% through the process of obtaining DGR status. ADSA Treasurer is not an accountant, but has managed accounts for 2 P...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

Other:
Xero

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

Contact Name: Richard McDermid

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Sydney - North Ryde/Pennant Hills area

Carlton Scout Group

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

Core Activity:
Carlton Scout Group has for more than 100 years taught young people skills for life. Open to all girls and boys, we are committed to continuing a strong and proud tradition of inspiring our children to become conscientious and confident community members. We are fortunate to have a strong team of leaders and are an example of how a community and the Scouting movement can work together for our youth.

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In short, we are a small community group with a turnover of around 50K, 80 members. Our money is mostly fundraising and fees from members. We use Xero and do not have any formal accounting or bookkeeping experience.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

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

Contact Name: David

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

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

Blue Wren House - Camden Women's Shelter

Organisation Website:
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/guide-to-giving/

Core Activity:
The Association is established and operates as a not-for-profit charitable institution in Australia to provide benevolent relief and support to women and their children in need who are severely suffering, experiencing or escaping from:(a) Domestic or family violence or other abuse; and/or(b) Fear, distress or helplessness; and/or(c) Poverty, destitution or other misfortune.

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

Current Treasurer is a CPA,  looking for peer support to bounce ideas off and get general advice.  Charity is in the development stages (2019) with the shelter expected to be completed and operational within 12 months (2020).  Software implemented is XERO / Receiptbank.  The board uses BoardPro to manage meetings.  Modified Constitution adopted, Incorporated with Fair Trading, applying for DGR status with ACNC (Dec’19)

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
XERO / Receiptbank

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

Contact Name: Sarah Martin

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
New South Wales

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
CAMDEN / WOLLONDILLY / MACARTHUR REGION

Longbeach Place (formally Chelsea Neighbourhood House)

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

Core Activity:
We are a neighbourhood house that provides access and a meeting point for the community. We run education and different groups to keep the local community actively involved. We employ 3 part time staff and have a Governance Committee. We use MYOB for our bookkeeping, but the reporting system is very poor and I need some help getting together a better reporting system. Then I need to give a small monthly report to the committee to explain the financial position of the group

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

myob.

a bookkeeper on staff that looks after the accounts.

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

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

Contact Name: Penny procter

Role within Organisation:
Newly appointed Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Victoria

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

Learning Difficulties Australia Inc

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

Core Activity:
Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research, both in the classroom and through individualised instruction. Our aims are: *To promote understanding in the community of the complex nature of learning difficulties and the need for intervention to be carried out by qualified and expert professionals. *To support professionals in...

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We have just upgraded to MYOB on the cloud. We have no accountancy expertise since the last Administration Office (who was a CPA) resigned. We have a new Administration Officer employed PT with no accountancy experience and myself as Treasurer commencing in September with no accountancy experience (Education background). 

I would like some advice in terms of ensuring we are compliant, how to apply for charity status, who to engage to assist with bookkeeping and payroll.

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

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

Contact Name: Renae Watkins

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

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

Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod Traralgon Inc

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

Core Activity:
Organising an annual performing arts festival to encourage young people to gain experience and confidence performing on stage in front of an audience. The festival covers choral/vocal singing, piano, instrumental, speech/drama, brass bands and theatrical dancing.

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

The current accounting process is based on Cash Flow Manager and various spreadsheets.

The Treasurer is a voluntary role and is an elected committee position voted on at the annual AGM in February. The current treasurer has been in the role for one year.

Income comes from a variety of sponsors, donors, government grants and entry fees. Expenses are for a part-time Admin Officer, venue hire, adjudicators prizes and scholarships.

 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Cash Flow Manager

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

Contact Name: Mike Matthyssen

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
VIC Regional

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

Hanging Rock Rural Fire Brigade Inc

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

Core Activity:
Fundraising and development of local RFS brigade.

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

Hi 

I currently sit on three local/regional NFP boards as the Treasurer. One a RFS brigade, an independent school and an environmental organisation. Two organisations have financial management staff and the RFS brigade has me maintaining a general ledger. 

Currently the organisations use MYOB, Xero and excel to maintain financial accounts and manage project budgets.

I have a B. Admin however wish to be able to provide better up to date strategic financial/budgeting p...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based, MYOB, Other

Other:
Xero

Contact Name: Noah

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
BARKERS VALE

The HUB 6163 INC

Organisation Website:
https://www.cockburncommunitygroups.com.au/Hamilton-Hill-Community-Hub/Home

Core Activity:
Community organisation that organises workshops suited to all level of our society.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

Contact Name: Sofie De Meyer

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Western Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Hamilton Hill, Fremantle, Murdoch

Ignite Mentoring

Organisation Website:
http://www.ignitementoring.org/

Core Activity:
We mentor Year 7-10 students from seven low socio economic schools around Perth, Western Australia, developing their soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, resilience and public speaking. In year 10 we run a careers program where we teach students how to write a resume, sit an interview, and about various tertiary pathways. In 2018 and 2019 we won the University of WA's best volunteering club award.

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

I am a 3rd year Finance and Political Science/International Relations student at the University of Western Australia - I took up the role of treasurer at the beginning of this year. I have a moderate level of accounting ability. Our charity is going through an expansive period but we are using software (particularly for reimbursements) that could be improved dramatically with the right guidance. I learnt a large majority of my accounting knowledge from my father who has experience as an accou...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Other:
Podio

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

Contact Name: Sirling Chuah

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Perth

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

Plastic Oceans Australasia

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

Core Activity:
WE AIM TO CHANGE THE WORLD’S ATTITUDE TO PLASTIC WITHIN A GENERATION. Plastic Oceans Australasia is based in Melbourne and works throughout Australasia to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. Plastic pollution is a global issue that impacts our ocean, our health and our wellbeing. Through education, business and science, Plastic Oceans Australasia is working to stem the tide ...

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
Plastic Oceans Australasia has basis processes in place for our accounts and has yet to submit a full set of accounts.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

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

Contact Name: Alex Fearnside

Role within Organisation:
Chairman of the Board

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

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

History Council of New South Wales, Inc

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

Core Activity:
The HCNSW aims to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of NSW. We provide programs and services, which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history. We focus on five key areas: awareness, diversity, excellence, advocacy and outreach.

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

MYOB Essentials is used by the Exec Officer & Admin Asst. A casual bookkeeper is used to lodge BAS & check the books before reports are run for Council. We employ an auditor to audit our accounts on annual basis. The Exec Officer produces the Financial Report for the Council before each meeting, based on MYOB P&L & Balance Sheet reports. The Exec Committee elected a new Treasurer in May. She is an academic with no previous Treasurer experience. She is keen to learn more, as is...

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

Other:
Difficulties - small budget, mainly from annual grant from Create NSW; voluntary Councillors from a non-business background.

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

Contact Name: Catherine Shirley

Role within Organisation:
Executive Officer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
North Sydney, North Ryde, Sydney CBD

Dance for Parkinson's Australia

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

Core Activity:
Dance for Parkinson’s Australia offers specialised dance classes for people with Parkinson's, their caregivers, family and friends. Classes are taught by professionally-trained dancers who are movement experts with knowledge about strengthening and stretching muscles, balance, coordination. We provide a creative, inclusive and understanding space to strengthen bodies and build community. Sustainability and regularity are key factors that ensure benefit for those who attend classes by keep bod...

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We have been operating as a community group auspiced by Parkinsons NSW who had control of receiving grant monies and making payments on our behalf. We are now in the process of applying for our own not-for-profit status as a company limited by guarantee. This will be the national organisation whose role is overseeing the program which is currently operating in NSW, Vic, Q and WA. The states which require auspicing support are currently NSW and Victoria which will entail grant applications and...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Other:
xero

Contact Name: Tricia Pytches

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Sydney, city or North Shore area

Youth Disability Advocacy Network Inc.

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

Core Activity:
YDAN is a leading advocacy organisation and the peak representative body in Western Australia for young people with disabilities. Our core activities include fee-for-service bookings for our professional development and youth activity workshops, access and inclusion audits and speaker engagements. This is part of our social enterprise strategy, where we use the funds from these service bookings to employ the young people with disabilities to deliver these services. We are in receipt of a few gra...

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

We have previously been using WaveApps to simply generate quotes and invoices and manage our balances. We were previously auspiced by a larger not-for-profit who managed a grant that was legally theirs but intended to support us. We are now generating revenue from our activities which we are managing directly, and are now in receipt of grants directly which are funding staff and activities.

We have just transitioned to Quickbooks to enable us to do this, as WaveApps did not allow payr...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Quickbooks / Reckon, Other

Other:
Previously used WaveApps

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

Contact Name: Lewis Price

Role within Organisation:
Project Officer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Western Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Perth, Leederville, others if need be - also happy to do online/remotely.

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