The Regional Australia Institute has used Successful Alliances for our bookkeeping since the organisation was formed in 2011. During this time we have significantly evolved our financial management needs in response to changing funding and business models and moved our services to online.
SA has been able to provide great advice on this, made annual audits easy to manage and provided excellent day to day support for payroll, payments and bookkeeping. I would recommend you consider SA for your business needs.
REGIONAL AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE
Successful Alliances helped me set up a system that suited my particular needs (including, for example, monitoring and managing exchange rate gains and losses as I do a lot of work for overseas clients).
I liked the way Successful Alliances explain the reasoning behind the approaches they suggest and then encourage a step by step ''learning by doing'' approach to build competence and confidence in applying new systems.
I also like the way they provide commercially savvy suggestions for how to organise financial reporting and monitoring, but in ways that are always ethical and defensible.
IAN ANDERSON CONSULTING
The AIDS Action Council employed the services of Successful Alliances several years ago and we have never looked back. In the first few years the task of recovering, organizing and sorting our accounts was mammoth. Successful Alliances assisted the Council during a difficult period when we were needing to watch every dollar spending.
Karen and the team have provided excellent service and with her skills and tenacity we have been able to recover and move forward confidently. Karen is generous with both her time and knowledge and I believe her commitment to field of book keeping is without peer here in the national capital.
AIDS ACTION COUNCIL OF THE ACT
We originally sought to engage Successful Alliances to assess our financial systems and to advise on functionality and improvements to our internal processes. Karen provided honest advice and planned the implementation of several improvements that would see massive time efficiencies throughout our finance team.
Karen’s team at Successful Alliances have been available to us with assisting payroll issues, software problems and general troubleshooting when the curly questions arise. The service we have received is second to none, we are more than happy with the support we receive, so much so that we have also booked the team to help us prepare for this year’s annual financial audit.
I have no hesitation in recommending Karen and her team for all manner of financial assistance, the Healing Foundation is happy to foster our relationship with Successful Alliances for the foreseeable future.
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) first engaged Successful Alliances in April 2013. The decision to engage with Karen and her team followed discussions with a number of other providers within the financial services industry. What made Successful Alliances stand out from other alternatives was certainly their professionalism, but also their understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the willingness to be seen and contribute to the NYSF as a partner, as opposed to simply a business transactional relationship as a client.
Successful Alliances was quickly able to contexulise their understanding of the sector to our organisational requirements through a collaborative and responsive approach. The NYSF is proud to continue our association with Successful Alliances and I would recommend Karen and her experienced colleagues to any organisation that values honest and constructive feedback and the provision of high quality, innovative and flexible approaches to financial services.
Dr Damien Pearce
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM