Not For Profit

Our edge at Platform Advisors, is that we care. We care about our clients, our employees and the broader community both locally and globally. We have a genuine social conscience and seek to bring about positive change in the circumstances of those in the world less fortunate than ourselves.

We are privileged to support the following Not For Profit organisation:
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Establishing and managing a successful and compliant Not-For-Profit organisation requires the support and continued guidance of a trusted partner. The team at Platform Advisors has a proven track record in providing accounting advice and assistance to the not-for-profit sector with our Founding Director, Glenn Scott, holding key positions with several local, national and international charities.

Charities play an essential role in the Australian community and are entitled to a range of benefits and taxation concessions because of their contribution to the public good. Usually, a prerequisite to accessing these benefits is a determination that an entity is indeed a ‘charity’.

The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) acts as the independent national regulator of charities for Commonwealth purposes. One of the principal roles of the ACNC is to provide a register of charities. Registered charities have significant ongoing obligations to the ACNC, including keeping their information on the Register up-to-date.

Platform Advisors offers a full and comprehensive range of services to the not-for-profit sector. Our expertise and knowledge can be brought to bear in dealing effectively with regulation and compliance matters set out by the ACNC.

We can partner with you. We have first-hand knowledge in the sector and understand the challenges that you face.

Whether it be working closely to help navigate the many complex decisions associated with correctly instituting a charity at the outset or ensuring that an existing charity has in place effective strategies for ongoing management and growth.

Browse our service offering and then contact us for a confidential discussion and learn how our team can make a positive contribution to your success.

Our key NFP offerings are in the following areas:
ACNC Obligations

Based on the revenue size of the charity, obligations may include the provision and management of information pertaining to:

  • Charity Status

  • Changes within the Organisation (address, legal, responsible persons, governing documents)

  • Operations

  • Financial Management

  • Governance Standards

  • Beneficiaries

  • Annual Information Statement

  • Annual Financial Report

Operational Funding
  • Fundraising

  • Financial Management – Cashflow, Finance, Solvency

  • Budgeting

Employer Obligations
  • Staff  & Volunteer Management

  • Recruitment

  • Laws, Awards, Entitlements

  • WorkCover

  • Salary Packaging

Charity Establishment
  • Charity Purpose

  • Charity Type

  • Legal Structure

  • Registrations

  • Tax Concession Availability

  • Eligibility for Deductible Gift Recipient status

Taxation Services
  • Fringe Benefits Tax

  • GST

  • Payroll Tax

  • State Taxes

  • WorkCover

  • Business Activity Statement

  • Determination and Utilisation of Exemptions and Concessions

  • Donations, Fund-Raising, Grants and DGR for Tax Effectiveness

Audit & Assurance
  • Internal Audit

Corporate Governance
  • Board Structure

  • Strategy Planning

  • Performance Monitoring

  • Risk Management & Compliance

  • Windup, Merge or Changes to Legal Structure

  • Compliance Monitoring Pertaining to Charity Status