Australia’s not-for-profit sector is large and diverse. It has a strong history of helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people across a range of areas.The not-for-profit sector is also important to Australia’s economy. There are approximately 600,000 not-for-profits in Australia, contributing around $43 billion to our economy and employing over 850,000 people.

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Understand key reporting and assurance obligations

Use this guide to learn about various CPA Australia and other online resources to help you understand some key reporting and assurance obligations under the Australian regulatory framework.

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Get a better understanding of the not-for-profit sector

Koda Capital produce a number of reports relevant to the not-for-profit section, including:

  • The 2016 Koda Capital Giving Snapshot
  • Preparing for the Future – Do or die for non-profit boards
  • Strategic Philanthropy – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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    Reporting Commentary
    15/03/17
    CPA Australia comments on Treasury’s consultation on social impact investing (PDF)  Economics
    Submission
    15/03/17
    Protecting and managing intellectual property  Public practice
    Resource
    15/03/17
    The differences between employees and contractors  Public practice
    Resource
    15/03/17
    Tax and social security guide 2016-17 (PDF)  Financial planning
    Resource
    15/03/17
    Disaster recovery toolkit  Financial planning
    Resource
    10/03/17
    Bill English’s transition from CFO to CEO
    Politics
    Commentary
    08/03/17
    ACNC updated audit and review report templates  Audit and assurance
    Resource
    08/03/17
    Financial planning advice toolkit  Financial planning
    Resource
    08/03/17
    2017 FBT checklist now available  Taxation
    Resource
    01/03/17
    TPB webinar recording: Getting ready to renew your tax (financial) adviser registration  Taxation
    Resource
    01/03/17
    IT checklist for small business (PDF)  Technology
    Resource
    01/03/17
    Complimentary professional indemnity insurance for community work  Public practice
    Resource
    01/03/17
    AASB issues AASB Interpretation 22 Foreign Currency (PDF)  Audit and assurance
    Resource
    01/03/17
    AUASB issues revised standard on compliance engagements  Audit and assurance
    Resource
    01/03/17
    Review of tax and corporate whistleblower protections in Australia (PDF)  Ethics
    Submission
    24/02/17 Ethics must remain core to the profession
    Ethics Commentary
    22/02/17
    CPA Australia applauds Hong Kong Budget (PDF)
    Economics
    Media release
    22/02/17
    Avoiding the traps for new leaders  Leadership
    Commentary
    22/02/17
    New professional standards regime for financial advisers  Financial planning
    Resource
    22/02/17
    Run-off cover under your professional indemnity insurance policy  Public practice
    Resource
    22/02/17
    Task Force recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures (PDF)  Sustainability
    Submission
    22/02/17
    Assurance challenges for emerging forms of external reporting (PDF)  Audit and assurance
    Submission
    22/02/17
    Use of data analytics in the audit (PDF)  Audit and assurance
    Submission
    22/02/17 Public sector network: News and developments December 2016 (PDF) Public sector Resource
    08/02/17
    Regulation of tax (financial) advisers
    Public practice
    Resource
    08/02/17
    CPA Australia's public accounting insurance offer
    Public practice
    Resource
    08/02/17
    Outsourced services checklist
    Public practice
    Resource
    10/02/17 Both sides needs to come clean on this great pivot back to coal
    Politics Commentary
    08/02/17 Without the TPP, Australia should forge trade ties with Mexico
    Trade Commentary
    07/02/17 Tax commissioner's lesson for public servants in handling unethical instructions
    Ethics Commentary
    01/02/17
    Increased shareholder power not without consequence for government  Governance
    Commentary
    01/02/17
    Top five professional indemnity insurance claims  Public practice
    Resource
    01/02/17 Accounting function forms and workpapers  Public practice
    Resource
    01/02/17
    Updated auditor report templates for charities  Audit and assurance
    Resource
    01/02/17
    IESBA exposure draft: Improving the Structure of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants – Phase 2 (PDF)  Ethics
    Resource
    01/02/17
    IESBA exposure draft: Proposed Revisions Pertaining to Safeguards in the Code – Phase 2  Ethics
    Resource
    01/02/17
    IESBA exposure draft: Proposed Revisions to Clarify the Applicability of Provisions in Part C to Public Practitioners (PDF)  Ethics
    Resource
    01/02/17
    AUASB exposure draft on auditor reporting issues (PDF)  Audit and assurance
    Submission
    25/01/17
    Guidance for RCA applicants: Logbook transition for new RG 180 (PDF)  Audit and assurance
    Resource
    25/01/17
    Regulation of SMSF advice
    Financial planning
    Resource
    25/01/17
    Practice growth strategies (PDF)
    Public practice
    Resource
    25/01/17
    Public practice pathways (PDF)
    Public practice
    Resource
    18/01/17
    Roadmap to practice growth and succession  Public practice
    Resource
    18/01/17
    Webinar recording: Tax practitioner obligations with offshoring and outsourcing  Taxation
    Commentary
    18/01/17
    Updated tax, social security and superannuation guides  Financial planning
    Resource
    18/01/17
    IAASB auditor reporting FAQs
    Audit and assurance
    Resource
    17/01/17
    Are you distrusting enough to be a great auditor?
    Audit and assurance
    Resource
    16/01/17 Banks’ retreat from Asia a worrying example Economics
    Commentary
    10/01/17 Data analytics set to reinvigorate the audit
    Audit and assurance Commentary
    09/01/17
    Better retirement protection in Hong Kong begins with the end of MPF offsetting Economics
    Commentary
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    Politics Commentary
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