Consulting Services

As a specialist audit, assurance, consulting and advisory firm you are dealing with experienced experts in our field.

Our niche specialisations include:

  • Not-for-profit organisations (many of which are government funded)
  • Local government
  • Public sector
  • Indigenous organisations

Not-for-profit sector

The not-for-profit sector is experiencing considerable change with the introduction of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (“ACNC”). 

At Altius we are across these changes, so can provide you with specialist consulting services on all aspects that apply specifically to your organisation.  Our consulting services are tailored specifically to your requirements.  We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We seek to understand your needs before discussing and agreeing with you the scope of each engagement and the outputs required.

We provide practical recommendations and, importantly, we don’t walk away and leave it all to you. 

We can assist with the implementation of our recommendations or, if you prefer, simply be available as a sounding board during the implementation process.  The choice is yours, and we are flexible according to your needs.

Local government

The expertise of our people at Altius has been recognised for many years by successive Auditors-General.  We have been appointed to audit the majority of the Councils in the Far North, Cape York and Torres Strait regions as well as many in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  We have a depth of knowledge of the local government sector matched by few other firms in the region.  This allows us to provide many non-statutory audit services to local government via our assurance, advisory and consulting services.

Altius’ consulting services include best practice implementation of the requirements of “Tropical” template financial statements to ensure you are audit-ready as early as possible. One of our clients has been the first Council to complete its financial statements in each of the past three financial years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, having used Altius’ consulting services, and it was the first Council in the State of Queensland to have its audit opinion signed in each of those years.

Through our many contacts in the local government sector Altius works closely with engineers and valuers to ensure you comply with Australian Accounting Standards and Local Government Finance Standards and have the best preparation for your annual external audit.

Public sector

In the wider public sector Altius people have worked with other statutory bodies such as Government Owned Corporations in sectors as diverse as transport, water retail and tourism.  We understand the accountability and audit requirements from our contract audit appointments by successive Auditors-General.  Our deep understanding of these allows us to provide many non-statutory audit services to statutory public sector bodies via our assurance, advisory and consulting services.

Altius’ consulting services include best practice implementation of the requirements of “Sunshine” template financial statements for statutory bodies to ensure you are audit-ready as early as possible. One of our clients has been the first Council to complete its financial statements in each of the past three financial years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, having used Altius’ consulting services, and it was the first.

Through our experience and many contacts in the public sector Altius works closely with engineers and valuers to ensure you comply with accounting standards and public sector finance standards to best prepare for your annual external audit.

Indigenous organisations

The region Altius calls home has one of the highest indigenous populations in Australia.  We are proud to service many prominent indigenous organisations in the region and to have done so for many years.  We have built many enduring relationships with our indigenous clients.  We work sensitively and in harmony with our clients with an acute awareness of cultural sensitivities in performing each engagement.

At Altius we are across the many changes affecting indigenous organisations, so can provide you with specialist consulting services on all aspects that apply specifically to yours.  Our consulting services are tailored specifically to your requirements.  We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We seek to understand your needs before discussing and agreeing with you the scope of each engagement and the outputs required.

We provide practical recommendations and, importantly, we don’t walk away and leave it all to you. 

We can assist you with the implementation of our recommendations or, if you prefer, simply be available as a sounding board during the implementation process.  The choice is yours and we are flexible according to your needs.