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Our external audit approach consists of a number of stages: to address business risk; the effectiveness of internal controls; contract compliance and financial reporting. We have developed and refined this approach through our experience in auditing a broad range of NFP organisations.
There are a multitude of risks that face the NFP sector. Therefore, it is extremely important to ensure that your organisation has a sound strategy in place. Not only does it manage risk but it ensures that you have the most efficient business systems and processes in place to capitalise on opportunities.
Our philosophy is to prepare accurate and compliant reports in a way that your stakeholders can understand and analyse your organisations financial performance with ease.
As NFP specialists, we are fully aware of the unique requirements and regulatory pressures affecting your sector. Our team are dedicated to providing your organisation with a clear, timely and professional service, working collaboratively with you and your staff during the internal auditing process.
As your organisation grows, you will face new challenges that neither you nor your management team are prepared for. Often you're faced with challenges that you haven't encountered before, and decisions that are outside your comfort zone.
We understand the challenges that NFPs face: securing income, best practice management reporting accurate budgeting, resources, staff training and retention, and the pressure to show real results. We can provide you with the support of an experienced virtual CEO and business partner.
BCom, CA, CIA
Mark joined Cutcher & Neale in 1992 and has been a Partner since 2002.
He is a registered company auditor and has extensive experience in financial reporting, external audit, internal control audits, funding acquittals, IT audit and forensic accounting and is responsible for maintaining our audit strategy, compliance, audit templates and quality control systems.
Specialising in the not-for-profit, health services and registered charity sector, Mark leads many of the firms’ audit engagements and assists clients to improve corporate governance, financial reporting and costing systems for government grant funding.
Mark is also a Director of Mercy Services Limited, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy Australia and PNG, a registered charity and provider of aged care, disability support, community transport and mental health services. Mark's appointment to this Board provides a valuable insight into operational risks and regulatory reforms faced by community organisations.
Mark also presents seminars on topics including financial reporting, regulatory reforms within the NFP sector and risk management.
Forming a collaborative working relationship with clients is a component of the audit process that Nick sees as being essential for understanding his client’s goals, effectively improving their overall business structure and in turn their bottom line. Ensuring that the Board and Management are working towards strategic goals and the business is moving forward.
Nick strongly believes in the value of the audit function for clients and is strongly committed, both personally and with his audit team, to providing extensive feedback and advice in respect to their key systems and controls. Strong controls improves governance and financial reporting throughout the organisation.
His broad experience in the club and hospitality industry and also not for profits, mining and manufacturing, coupled with his strong analytical skills have been invaluable when working with Boards and Management to implement risk management and business improvement strategies.
Nick’s experienced and technology focused team can also provide your organisation with a wide range of solutions.
Natalie manages the provision of services to our NFP audit clients, researches industry changes and ensures our approach is in line with best practice.
She manages the audit process with a high level of involvement in the planning and review stages.
Natalie has been providing audit and assurance services to our clients for more than 20 years. Natalie’s expertise in the NFP sector, specifically those that are health care, membership based and charitable in their operations will be invaluable to the audit of your organisation.
Jacob is a key part of our audit team providing services to NFP and Care sector clients, leading internal control review components and funding audits.
After starting his career in business services, he now specialises in the NFP sector and works closely with clients in health care and disability services. His strength is in understanding both commercial and compliance obligations within contracts, analysis of financial performance and in particular budget assumptions, cost allocation and service level based reporting.
Alyce joined Cutcher & Neale in 2007 and provides accounting and audit services to a broad range of clients. Alyce is across the latest technical developments in Accounting Standards and financial reporting.
An expert in compliance audits, Alyce has a strong knowledge of the Aged Care and RTO sectors and recent reforms in these areas.
Importantly, Alyce is responsible for implementing our audit strategy, compliance, and audit templates.
Anna provides a high level of support to our audit team on technical matters such as accounting standards interpretation and audit standard compliance.
Anna is also strong in HR, payroll and related taxes and is the liaison between the audit team and other divisions within Cutcher & Neale such as our tax and business services divisions.
BCom, Grad Dip CA
Dan started as a trainee at Cutcher & Neale in 2006, returned in 2015 after a brief stint in commerce. Dan specialises in systems audits focusing on internal controls and is also highly specialised with IT skills and the use of our CAATS audit software.
Dan’s role within Cutcher & Neale is now also focused on assisting both new and existing clients to improving the efficiency of operations through technology, as well as working with clients to develop sound financial reporting processes and commercial analysis. His strength lies in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and in assessing internal controls.
Cameron is experienced in auditing NFP Education, Training, Health and Disability Services clients, leading internal control review components, charitable fundraising and grant audits.
He specialises in audit and financial reporting. Currently our lead auditor for independent school audits as well as some of our Registered Club audits provides knowledge of the financial and operational aspects relevant to community based organisations.