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Fibreshed Melbourne

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

Core Activity:
To enhance the natural environment by promoting a sustainable, accessible and transparent local textile system that regenerates the land and empowers its people. This is done by: - Education on regenerative farming for graziers, the supply chain and consumers. - Research on local supply options with a focus on the environment impact of each stage - Advocacy for the purchase of local sustainable products through programs that connect suppliers to retailers, designers and consumers, and - Ge...

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

We currently use very manual processes. A spreadsheet for income/outgoings and keep copies of receipts. 

We are seeking support to assist us in developing more systematic approach to financial documentation and to meet the charity requirements for financial reporting. 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Ruth Gale

Role within Organisation:
Director

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Melbourne CBD, Inner North e.g. Coburg, Brunswick, Preston

FOP Australia Ltd

Organisation Website:
https://fopaustralia.org/

Core Activity:
FOP Australia was started, in 2015, as a means to support the 17 people, and their families, in Australia with the rare, disabling genetic condition Fibro-dysplasia Ossificans Progressiva. FOP causes bone to form in muscle and other soft connective tissue, reaching across joints and ultimately rendering an individual immobile due to the restrictive nature of what appears as a second skeleton. Run with only a small group of dedicated volunteers, FOP Australia aims to provide support and informat...

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The treasurer provides a basic financial report to the board at the monthly board meetings. Documentation regarding transactions in and out of the bank account are kept in a manual filing system. And the treasurer maintains a cash book.

The treasurer has a basic knowledge of some accounting reports but as the charity continues to grow, a deeper understanding would assist in the preparation of monthly and end of year reports. While the treasurer understands the cash and accrual systems...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

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

Contact Name: Talia Wilson

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Victoria

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Cranbourne, Online

Future Business Council

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

Core Activity:
We represent the interests of the innovative, sustainable and resilient businesses that will define our future economy. We translate the latest ideas and information into the strategic intelligence, and provide a platform for leading business to share their stories. We forge networks of collaboration; we connect businesses and organisations into commercial communities of like-minded people. We provide a voice; we campaign, lobby, promote and explain. We raise the critical issues, articu...

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Treasurer: Mark Wild - I have spent a long career in the institutional equities research sales (advising PM's and analysts on equity investments) so I am familiar with big picture concepts and financial accounts analysis. I am however not experienced with the nuts and bolts business of being a Treasurer.

The organisation employs two people: the CEO and one administration person. The accounts are very simple and involve membership fee revenue and running expenses. We use Xero and have ...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Other:
Xero

Contact Name: Mark Wild

Role within Organisation:
Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Melbourne

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

Hearing matters Australia Inc

Organisation Website:
https://hearingmatters.org

Core Activity:
HMA is a volunteer organisation that assists people with hearing loss. Our aim is to educate, provide information and advice to people with hearing loss and their families.

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
Hi There our organisation has a volunteer treasurer who is really struggling with MYOB essentials he has no MYOB experience and has filled the role since April as our previous treasurer left suddenly. He really needs help, guidance and a strong mentor that knows the MYOB essentials program to help him fulfil his role He has done his best to try and balance everything up but he is missing vital information to close off our books and start preparing our Annual Report. We are a small non profit t...

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

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

Contact Name: Pauline Reidy

Role within Organisation:
Office manager

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Macquarie University Hearing hub

Endometriosis Association Qld Inc

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

Core Activity:
Support, awareness, education and fundraising.

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

Manual - via google

spreadsheet 

Accounting Packages in Place:
Manual Process, Spreadsheet Based

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

Contact Name: Jessica Taylor

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Toowoomba, BRISBANE

Albion and Friends Community Toy Library Incorporated

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

Core Activity:
We are a volunteer-run Toy Library in Brimbank with a wonderful space that families can "Stay and Play" with the toys before they borrow. We also welcome non-members to come and play in the space and have recently concluded a grant-funded events-based project which increased our exposure and helped us build on our toy stock. We partner with various NFPs and services in the area to offer subsidised memberships and are looking to extend our charitable reach by providing toy boxes to women's shelt...

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
Our organisation has just finished its first year of operation. The founding treasurer came to the role with very little experience in finance. She has set up a spreadsheet into which we have been entering each invoice/expense. We have a basic petty cash box/receipt book system which is yet to be reconciled with the main spreadsheet. We have received 2 grants for our Stay and Play project but the treasurer is finding it a challenge to know how to integrate these budgets into the overall budget a...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based

Contact Name: Bridey Lokhorst-Blight

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

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

OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA (BRITTLE BONES)

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

Core Activity:
The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Society of Australia (hereafter known as “the Society”) supports individuals with the genetic disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (aka "Brittle Bones") and their families.



The Society does this by:

• providing information and support to families at diagnosis, whether prenatally or after birth

• collating and distributing information on the disorder to family support services, daycare centres, school...

Accounting Packages in Place:
MYOB

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

Contact Name: Trish

Role within Organisation:
Board Member/Treasurer

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Sydney

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
St George, Sutherland Shire (Sydney)

Australian New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER)

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

Core Activity:
ANZSWWER, an independent commentator on social work and welfare education, encourages membership from social work and welfare educators, field supervisors, practitioners and students in Australia and New Zealand. Together we work towards sustainable, quality and world class social work and welfare education through networking, national and international relationships, our journal, annual symposium and the recognition of achievements in the field. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education ...

Brief outline of your accounting experience (please note this will be displayed as part of your organisation):
We have recently moved our book keeping from Excel to Xero, use PayPal to process membership and an online event manager to process our Annual Symposium registration payments. The Treasurer rotates every 2-4 years and is determined by nominations from members to become an Executive Member. The majority of members are Educators and Practitioners in Universities and Health Organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. The current Treasurer (Fiona) is in her first year of the role and look...

Accounting Packages in Place:
Other

Contact Name: Jaclyn Watson

Role within Organisation:
Contractor - Administration

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Australia

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Pottsville, Gold Coast, Kingscliffe

Spinal Home Help

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

Core Activity:
Spinal Injury/Disability Support Services, Peer Mentoring, Advocacy, Information and referral service.

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

James Borman has over 20 years of experience in finance and in financial management roles both in Australia and the United Kingdom. James has earned a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Economics, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He is currently working as a Commercial Analyst in Australia’s mining industry and has brought his valuable financial expertise to Spinal Home Help as a volunteer treasurer for the past two years.

Accounting Packages in Place:
Spreadsheet Based, Other

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

Contact Name: Malakai Tava

Role within Organisation:
President

Location of Treasurer to be mentored:
Brisbane

Suburbs, Cities, Towns I am available to be mentored:
Brisbane, South Eastern Suburbs

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