Prepping the Books for Financial Year End

Prepping the Books for Financial Year End
EOFY Resources for your Accounting System and your Calxa

How quick the time goes? And in a blink we are about to reach the mid-year-mark. Mentioning just one word: EOFY! It’s time to stop for a moment and consider our next moves. This is no different at Calxa where we are starting to prep ourselves for the tasks that lie ahead around the 30 June finishing line. It is both compliance as well as governing milestones we work around. Here are...

NFP Meet: Technology for Social Change

NFP Meet: Technology for Social Change
2016 Connecting Up Conference Wrap Up

The much anticipated 2016 Connecting Up Conference recently saw delegates from across the NFP sector, converge on the Hawthorn Arts centre in Melbourne. With the themes of Connect, Innovate and Change, the conference paid tribute to the industry with the presentation of the Australian NFP Technology Awards. Come Together The three day event began with a series of masterclasses aimed at...

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots
ESPYConnect Launches Connecting Participants to Service Providers

Innovation is one of the many buzzwords circulating in the Not-for-Profit industry at the moment, especially amongst those transitioning to the NDIS. The requirement to develop a business model which allows an organisation to focus on sustainable delivery of client satisfaction, is now a pre-eminent goal of any service provider looking to be successful under the new funding model. Rockets Away...

A Little Less Regulated in Tasmania

A Little Less Regulated in Tasmania
Tasmania Aligns Compliance Reporting with ACNC Requirements

Following the announcement of the retention of the ACNC in March, the Tasmanian Government has moved to pass the “Associations Incorporation Amendment Bill 2016”. This will see Tasmanian legislation aligned with the ACNC audit and financial reporting requirements. It is expected that this move will bring a huge sense of relief to over 3000 Tasmanian community organisations who have...

Up Next: Super-Charged Bundles

Up Next: Super-Charged Bundles
New Templated Bundles, Reckon Hosted deferred

Our next update, scheduled for the end of May (give or take a few days) will save you even more time when creating Report Bundles. We’re adding Bundle Templates with a selection of pre-set reports in a bundle to give you an easy starting point. The first version of the templates we'll include one for Business Management Reports, one for NFP Management Reports and templates for the New...

World’s Most Inspiring Accountants

World’s Most Inspiring Accountants
Jaques Stanmore Financial Group Win Awards

We love to see our customers winning and Sydney-based accountants Jaques Stanmore have just had a couple of very special wins. They were named “The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants” in a UK book and also awarded for best Community Contribution by an Accounting Business at the 2016 Panalitix Annual Achievement Awards. The awards recognise the culture of generosity that pervades the...

NQ NDIS Working Group - April Update

NQ NDIS Working Group - April Update

July is steadily approaching and the full roll-out of the NDIS draws closer by the day. With all the preparation now starting to move into top gear, it is worth highlighting a couple of local initiatives which may be of some interest to the North Queensland based organisations. Leading from the Front The sharing of trial site experiences at the event earlier this year as reported in our last...

Managing Risk - Who's In Charge?

Managing Risk - Who's In Charge?

  In this time of considerable change in the NFP sector, Governance and Risk Management have stepped up a notch in importance. The Governance Institute have put out a useful booklet on Risk Management for Directors. While much of the focus is on directors of private companies, most of the content is equally relevant to board members of Not-for-Profit organisations – the legal and...

Connecting Up: Connect, Innovate, Change

Connecting Up: Connect, Innovate, Change
Connecting Up Conference 18-20 May 2016 - Melbourne

  Once again we’ll be supporting Connecting Up at their annual conference, held this year at the Hawthorn Arts Centre in Victoria on 19th – 20th May. The event is an opportunity to learn from the great speakers and to discuss with other delegates how Not-for-Profits are using technology to move their organisations forward. The Calxa team will join with MYOB to deliver a special...

Community Transport - Social Mass Transit?

Community Transport - Social Mass Transit?
Issues affecting the Community Transport sector.

Like all major areas of the aged care and disability sectors, Community Transport is facing a number of huge challenges as the Government moves further away from block funding. The steady transition by baby boomers into a sedentary lifestyle is now putting major pressure on service organisations to deal with the increase in demand at a time when Government funding is inversely reducing....

Do You Want Fries With That?

Do You Want Fries With That?
Some thoughts on Fixed Fee Billing - first published in the ABN Bookies Bulletin.

In our previous article Bookkeepers Thriving in a Changing Environment (published in the ABN's Bookies Bulletin 4), we spoke about some of the changes and trends that we are seeing within the bookkeeping industry, and how Fixed Fee Billing is one of the trends. It’s all very well to say: “I am going to go to a fixed fee model”. But where do you start and what do you include? Think...

Snazz Up Your Reports

Snazz Up Your Reports
Document Editor, Improved Xero Partner Authentication, Improved Metrics...

This month’s software update will include a full-featured document editor for your cover pages, notes, executive summaries and additional pages. We’re confident you’ll be able to add virtually everything you need to your reports: Add images Add tables with full formatting capabilities Format text with styles. Either use the standard styles, create or your own, or copy some text from...

Representing Best Technology in the Sector

Representing Best Technology in the Sector
Connecting Up's Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards

The Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards will be held as part of the Connecting Up Conference in Melbourne next month. The finalists were announced recently with Calxa honoured amongst a list of fine individuals and organisations. All of which are contributors to our community in various ways. As Connecting Up says "All finalists truly represent the best in technology...

Metrics & KPIs for Business

Metrics & KPIs for Business
What are Metrics and what can you do with them?

Metrics are non-financial measurements of something in your business. They may be related to finance, particularly in outcomes (more customers generally results in more revenue) but sometimes they can be fixed (the area of your shop, for example). We recently introduced Metrics to Calxa Premier but, like many people, have you been wondering what to use them for? We often, especially those of...

North QLD NDIS Group ... Full Steam Ahead

North QLD NDIS Group ... Full Steam Ahead

The recent signing of the bilateral agreement between the Federal and State government will finally see some progress made as the July deadline for the rollout of the NDIS gets closer. This news coming hot on the heels of the decision to retain the ACNC after almost 18 months of political non activity.  After what has seemed an age of waiting, local service providers are now much better...