School Accounts

Time for a Sea Change?

Ahoy there, to the school professionals who are keeping our schools, preschools and high schools financially afloat. The ship may be low in the water but if she’s still moving forward congratulations! Whether you are the Principal making key decisions with your stakeholders all in mind, or the data entry person keeping the information needed […]

School Accounts

Term 2 Tweaks

Welcome to Term 2, the land of opportunities! You made it through Term 1’s new year duties, welcomed new children into the fold, instigated the ideas and budgets formulated in 2016, and took your school for a test drive in 2017. Term 2 is often a great time to review and consolidate. You know the drill: […]

School Accounts
Go home sooner!

How many times has your Principal told you ‘go home, it’s late’ and you say ‘I’m just going to finish entering these invoices, we really need to pay them tomorrow.’? How would you like an APP that could do all the entering for you, so that all you need to do is check and approve […]

School Accounts

Librarians Rule, Okay?

Your school library is one of the most diversely represented elements of the education system? What do I mean by that? The size and importance of a schools library is not necessarily related to the size of the school, nor the demographics of the population, budget or location. We see this at our end when […]

School Accounts

Mitigating Audit Blues

Audit issues over Locally Raised Funds We thought the above topic will be of relevance to your school especially due to external audit sensitivity over this Revenue area. Your school’s audit service providers may have previously raised their concerns through the Management Report to the Board. These concerns typically have centred on the lack of […]

School Accounts

2017 Budget Bliss

Yes! (Oh no!) It is that time of the School year when your Accounting Service Provider would/should have forwarded to the School Principal and/or the Administration Team, Budget 2017 workpapers to complete. You, as Principal and also in consideration of your Administration staff, might feel stressed over this Financial Governance requirement. However, as you know […]

School Accounts

One of those days?

School admin in Crisis? Holidays causing strife in the school accounts department? Had a key accounts staff member just resign or get seriously sick and now you are in need of some relief work? This is a service we have capacity for right now, so if you need a part time, short term reliever until […]

School Accounts

Working Capital

It really is a dull sounding word, but essentially it is the school’s bread and butter, so I have tasked my colleague with the challenge of laying it all bare (what, no butter?) You will feel your thinking muscles literally expanding. What is Working Capital?? Working capital represents the difference between the school’s Current Assets […]

School Accounts

Xero Updates for Schools

Who doesn’t like a few good workshops every now and then? Well not everyone does, but I took a hit for the team and attended the latest Xero Roadshow so I could pass on the best bits to you the school community. The hardest part was choosing which workshops to leave out when really if […]