Auckland Community Accounting
Auckland Community Accounting is an initiative based on a model developed by Dunedin Community Accounting. It is a free service for community groups offering support and assistance on financial matters.
Community Accounting was introduced to Massey University by Professor Fawzi Laswad, Head of the Accounting School, in partnership with the Palmerston North Community Service Council.
Palmerston North Community Accounting (PNCA) has been operating since 2015
In late 2016 the Department of Internal Affairs and Foundation North along with Professor Laswad approached Auckland North Community and Development (ANCAD) to introduce Community Accounting to Auckland. ANCAD applied for funding and was successful in obtaining funding from both DIA and Foundation North.
In August 2017 an Auckland Project Manager was appointed. The Auckland Community Accounting Project was officially launched with a presentation to students at Massey University on the 29th September 2017. Also in attendance were representatives from the various partners including Foundation North, Department of Internal Affairs, Charities Services, ANCAD, Massey University, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Auckland Council, RSM Accountants.
Auckland Community Accounting brings three parties together — accountancy students, chartered accountants and not for profits — to assist the not for profits in financial matters.
Community Accounting’s goal is to build confidence and capability in Treasurers and other Board Members of small to medium community groups (Tier 3 and 4) through support and training from accounting students, supervised by Chartered Accountants.
Watch a PR video HERE
Contact: Geoff Andrews — Project Manager
Mob: 021 0546240
ACA / CAA steering group members: (Left to right) Jamie Cattell (Charities Services), Geoff Andrews (ACA/ ANCAD),
Lisa Howard-Smith (Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, representing Auckland Council), Yvonne Powley (ANCAD),
Fawzi Laswad (Massey University), Warwick Stent (Massey University), Craig Innes (Foundation North), and Wayne Tukiri (RSM).
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