Andrea is the founder of Not for Profit Accounting Specialists and has been the driving force behind its success and longevity since commencement in 1999. She is a chartered accountant with many years of experience in advising and providing a range of services to not for profit organisations from around Australia. Her areas of specialty include leadership matters, consulting and project work, organisational management, accounting, auditing and organisational governance. She is passionate about the not for profit sector and its effective functioning, and is an active contributor to the broader conversation regarding the future of the sector and its place within the Australian community.
David holds an MBA from Deakin University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Management Information Systems) from the University of South Australia, and Psychology from Flinders University. He has also completed the Company Directors Course with the AICD. Prior to joining Not for Profit Accounting Specialists in 2016, he held a number of senior leadership roles with Elders Financial Planning, National Australia Bank, and Westpac. He is passionate about the not for profit sector and the important role that it plays within the community, previously serving on the boards of Girl Guides South Australia and as Vice President, Muscular Dystrophy South Australia.
Ellie holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide and is a highly experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA Australia) who brings the professional skills gained in both public practice accounting and the charity sector (including nine years as Finance & Administration Manager at Variety the Children’s Charity) to her role as Consulting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at NFPAS. While her professional expertise extends to all aspects of accounting, Ellie’s specialist not for profit technical and compliance background is highly sought after by NFPAS clients. As a Consulting CFO, Ellie provides strategic advice to management and boards on financial reporting, budgeting, FBT, salary packaging, governance and management matters, as well as mentoring the client’s internal financial personnel.
Nadelle joined Not for Profit Accounting Specialists in 2017. She is an experienced accountant with CPA qualification. Her professional career has been exclusively in the not for profit sector in both full time and part time capacities both in Australia and internationally. Since 1997, Nadelle had held a variety of roles from Assistant Accountant to Assistant CFO /Manager of Finance and Administration. Her areas of specialty include all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping, not for profit sector technical knowledge, systems management, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, policy and procedure development, asset management, as well as general and personnel management.
Human Resources Consultant
Robynne has extensive HR and IR experience gained over 20 years working at senior levels in the commercial, professional services, health, and not for profit sectors. Robynne has developed and implemented contemporary policy frameworks as well as advising on policies, procedures and structures that support continuous improvement processes. She has successfully managed staff remuneration reviews on behalf of clients, including sourcing of market remuneration data, and many complex industrial relations matters including representing employers in the Fair Work Commission and Industrial Relations and Workers’ Compensation Tribunals, mediation and conciliation meetings.
Clare completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at the University of Adelaide, and attained her Chartered Accounting qualification in 2012. From 2009 until 2017 she worked in business advisory practices, progressing through to Assistant Manager level. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of accounting, reporting, detailed modelling, budgeting and cash flow work, insolvency, and employment obligations and entitlements.
Business Services Manager
Niki oversees the accounting and bookkeeping division of the practice and is a chartered accountant with many years of experience. She worked in public practice for BDO for more than nine years and progressed up to Manager level, overseeing staff and providing services and advice to a varied portfolio of clients. Her areas of specialty include all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping, reporting, not for profit sector technical knowledge, taxation, budgeting, accounting software packages and general organisational advice. She is a valuable and skilled contributor to the services on offer to our not for profit clients.
Business Services Manager
Felicia is an experienced professional who completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Flinders University before attaining her full chartered accountant qualification in 1997. She worked in the roles of Finance Manager and Project Accountant for Calvary Healthcare Adelaide during an extended period of employment, and has been engaged with The Jodi Lee Foundation in a Management Accountant position. Felicia has completed the AICD Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course and is an active Board Member for Community GP. She has extensive experience in the areas of accounting, reporting, forecasting and budgeting, payroll, internal controls, policy and process development, organisation performance management and Not-for-Profits.
Kim is an experienced chartered accountant who has worked extensively in professional practice as an advisor to clients from a variety of different sectors. To broaden her skill base and to enjoy some travel, she relocated to London for a period of time and worked as a financial accountant in fashion retail, publishing and online marketing. After returning to Australia she moved into Company & Financial Accountant roles at Distinctive Homes and then Jarvis Cars. She has been a valuable part of the Not for Profit Accounting Specialists team for a number of years now and provides accounting services and financial advice to a portfolio of not for profit clients.
Autumn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Flinders University and attained her Chartered Accounting qualification in 2007. Prior to joining NFPAS, Autumn built a 15-year career in public practice in Adelaide where she developed high level accounting and relationship management skills, progressing to Business Services Manager. Autumn has brought project and consultancy skills that enable her to undertake similar assignments with NFPAS clients. Concurrent with her professional career, Autumn also has demonstrated a strong not for profit background and has served on the board of No Strings Attached, a performing arts organisation providing opportunities for performers living with a disability, for the past few years.
Leah is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in both public practice and the not for profit sector, providing her with a valuable mix of skills and experience that she brings to client engagements at NFPAS. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) degree from the University of South Australia, Leah played a key role for over a decade with a public practice firm, working predominantly with small to medium businesses. Prior to joining the NFPAS team in 2020, she held finance roles with Youth Opportunities SA and at Heart Kids SA, where she was responsible for the financial administration of the organisation.
Heidi gained her Bachelor of Accounting degree through the University of South Australia in 2016 and she also holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting qualification. She is an experienced bookkeeper and prior to joining the NFPAS team in 2017 she was employed for eight years with Re-Engage Youth Services Inc / Career Partners Plus Inc as a finance officer, where she was responsible for accounts payable & receivable, payroll, bookkeeping and reconciliations, BAS/GST and monthly reporting. She has used MYOB extensively and has a wealth of general accounting, bookkeeping and administrative experience to draw upon in her work with clients.
Salina is a highly valued member of the audit team and has worked for Not for Profit Accounting Specialists since July 2014. She is fluent in both the English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) languages and holds a Master of Accounting qualification from Flinders University. Prior to joining the practice she worked in a professional accounting environment in Hong Kong and she also worked for Moore Stephens, after permanently relocating to Australia. She is experienced in the areas of bookkeeping and payroll and has developed strong skills in not for profit organisation audit work.
Celeste has a Diploma of Accounting qualification and has worked in bookkeeping roles for many years. Whilst in the Northern Territory she had opportunity to work with a number of smaller not for profit organisations and she has built up a strong level of sector knowledge. She is experienced in all aspects of the bookkeeping and payroll functions including transaction processing, payroll processing, accounting package expertise (Xero and MYOB), reconciliation work, the preparation of reports, and the completion of compliance tasks. She is extremely efficient and thorough in her approach and provides ongoing bookkeeping services to a group of our not for profit clients.
Julie has a strong background in bookkeeping and administration work and is very thorough in approach. Prior to joining Not for Profit Accounting Specialists in 2016, she held the role of Financial Controller for a carpet and upholstery cleaning business. She has also worked as an Office Manager and PA for a local church, where as part of the role she took on the full range of accounting responsibilities. She has completed a Diploma of Accounting and is very experienced in the use of numerous accounting software packages. Julie provides reliable and efficient service to not for profit clients, in the areas of bookkeeping, payroll and compliance-related work.
Kirsty is an experienced bookkeeper with extensive payroll and month-end accounting background gained in a number of large and SME commercial organisations. Over the course of her career, she has held roles including Senior Finance Administrator in which she was responsible for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and monthly reporting; and Payroll Manager during which she was responsible for end-to-end payroll for 600 employees as well as travelling nationally to train site administrators on the use of enterprise-wide payroll software. Kirsty is also skilled in the interpretation of enterprise agreements and their implications on the payroll process.
Chelsea joined NFPAS in 2020 upon completion of a Diploma of Accounting through TAFESA. As a driven individual, she is now eager to further her development in payroll, bookkeeping and accounting, focusing on organisations operating in the not for profit sector. Chelsea is working within our Business Services team to ensure she gains the knowledge and skills that are valued and expected by our clients. Prior to joining NFPAS, Chelsea gained considerable commercial experience in several key administrative roles with two prominent South Australian companies, working with both internal and external stakeholders.
Assurance Services Manager
Ian gained his accounting qualifications in South Africa and also worked in professional practice whilst in Durban, specialising in audit. Starting as a clerk, he quickly rose to the position of junior partner and successfully operated at that level for three years. In April 2015 he immigrated to Australia with his partner and joined Not for Profit Accounting Specialists soon after. In his current role, Ian is responsible for managing the audit team and for coordinating ongoing services to a portfolio of not for profit clients. He has been a strong contributor to the growth of the audit division within the practice.
Registered Company Auditor
Nick is a highly experienced Certified Practising Accountant and Registered Company Auditor with a professional career spanning more than three decades. Starting as a graduate with KMG Hungerfords (later KPMG Peat Marwick) in 1986, he joined McFarlanes Chartered Accountants in 1990 where he was an Audit and Taxation Manager, leaving in August 1993 to establish NRM Johnson. Nick has extensive auditing expertise, providing consultancy and registered company audit services to a range of NFPAS’ public company and charitable clients since 2005. Since that time, Nick has developed a detailed understanding of the requirements of reporting entities in the not for profit sector and brings that experience to each engagement.
Assurance Services Assistant Manager
Danielle completed her Bachelor of Commerce through the University of South Australia, and attained her Chartered Accounting qualification in 2017. Prior to joining NFPAS in 2018, Danielle held Senior Auditor and Financial Accountant roles in public practice (BDO Australia) and commercial organisations over the past five years, gaining international audit experience in the UK in 2016, as well as developing experience in administration management. Technically skilled, with a strong not for profit ethos forged through many years of volunteering work, Danielle brings a professional, accurate and friendly approach to audit engagements.
Client Services Manager
Sue is a longstanding and integral part of the Not for Profit Accounting Specialist team and works on the frontline of the practice, in an administration role and also as an assistant to the Managing Director. She is very experienced in all aspects of office management and her work history includes 14 years spent with Edwards Marshall in a variety of roles, progressing through to Manager, Secretarial Services. She has also been hands-on and instrumental in growing and developing the Virtual Office and Secretariat services that the practice offers to not for profit organisations from around Australia.
Client Services Manager
Matt brings an interesting and varied mix of skills to the Not for Profit Accounting Specialists team and has been with the practice since December 2014. He is an Information Technology specialist, a topic he has lectured in at University level. He is also an experienced school educator, a qualified flight instructor and he was employed in a banking role with ANZ Bank for three years. In addition to overseeing the IT, property management and administration functions of the practice, he works with not for profit organisations in the areas of website development, banking matters, board support and secretariat services.
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