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“Hopevale Shire Council has had the pleasure of Altius partnering with us, and with a culmination of your perseverance and hard work we have reached greater heights than ever before. You draw on your tried and tested experience and introduce new thinking and approaches where feasible. We have been fortunate to have you believe in and enhance our vision by way of your dedication and unwavering support that you give willingly and eagerly. We value your core demonstrated principles of honesty, transparency, consistency and always respecting the relationship you have with Hopevale Shire Council.

The Altius team have a superior understanding of our Council which is reflected by the efficient and professional way in which they provide us with assistance. Their observations and feedback have ensured that Hopevale Shire Council is better for the experience and I am confident that we will continue to improve our processes and systems and, with ongoing assistance from Altius, continue to lead the way in the Local Government sector. We recognise that this outcome would not be possible without their assistance.

Altius people have a particular style demonstrating flexibility, understanding and are always approachable creating a more relaxing environment whilst also remaining independent. We greatly appreciate the commitment you have shown to delivering within agreed timeframes and always to the highest quality standards.

We had a dream of Hopevale Shire Council being synonymous with excellence and integrity and now we are. The achievements of Council over recent years are not only a credit to the team at Hopevale, but also to the team at Altius. It is a pleasure to be helped by the people at Altius”

 

Shannon Gibbs

Director – Finance Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council

“Altius have been engaged for some years as auditors of The MaraWay.  They are, without exception, professional, easy to work with, and meet deadlines every time. They have been more than just auditors, Altius have been a significant part of our continuous improvement processes.”

 

Andrea Jackson

Chief Executive Officer – MaraWay

Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council (“PASC”) is pleased to be able to provide this testimonial supporting the services provided by Altius Chartered Accountants.

PASC have worked with the directors and team of Altius over the last 7 years for our internal audit and accounting requirements. Over this time we have continued to be impressed by their extensive knowledge and meticulous audit work and accounting support.

Altius is a well-established and highly professional organisation that reflects the values of its principals and is supported by a group of skilled and loyal staff. Altius have always been dedicated to ensuring our Council succeeds in every aspect and has performed a pivotal role in reviewing, refining and enhancing our systems and procedures. The Altius team has always been able to quickly grasp the unique challenges our Indigenous Council faces and work with us to formulate well thought out and effective recommendations for improvement. Altius demonstrates high levels of cultural sensitivity and respect for the staff at PASC.

Without Altius’ professional knowledge and reinforcement there is no doubt that PASC would be struggling to achieve our unqualified audits and our financial sustainability goals. Altius is a part of the PASC family and make sure that they see us all of the way through each required process. Altius’ support and commitment makes them an absolute pleasure to work with.

PASC is extremely appreciative of the professional working relationship we have with Eve, Peter & the team at Altius. We look forward to continuing our ongoing relationship and will continue to rely on the high quality expertise and knowledge from Altius.”

 

Tracey Bru

Finance Manager – Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council

“Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council would like to commend the Altius team for the assistance provided in getting council back on track with the timeliness and quality of our financial statements. Their professionalism and dedication to the cause, was instrumental to our success.

After years of modified opinions we finally achieved a qualification free result on our 2017 balances. This would not have been possible without the great working relationship developed between the QAO, Altius and ourselves. The team’s expertise and calm methodical approach made the impossible, possible. It was a pleasure to work with them.

We look forward to working with the Altius team in the coming years to further stabilise Council’s position.”

 

Helen Taylor

Former Executive Manager Finance – Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

 

“The support by Altius on my commencement with Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire in March 2019 has made the process of finalising Financials Statements a more relaxing experience and has allowed us to get sign off a month earlier than prior years. Their timely and prompt support, sometimes at short notice, allowed us to be nimble and move forward quickly. We also utilise Altius for Internal Audit services as well as Grant Reporting Audits. In 2018-19 they offered clarity for our Council around the changes in AASB 15 & AASB 1058 and other Accounting Standards.

They have been a great sounding block especially for us smaller councils that may not have broad financial resources to internally discuss technical issues as well as meeting with external auditors to add support in this process.. Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council has been partnering with Altius for many years and look forward to working together in the future”

 

Andrew Hay CPA

Executive Manager Finance – Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

“Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council and the team at Altius have developed a strong relationship over a fairly short period. The support Altius provide to Council is profound. In 2019-20 Council finally were able to get back on track with the quality and timeliness of our financial statements and able to achieve an un-qualified audit for the first time in many years. This would not have been possible without the prompt assistance from Eve and the Altius staff.

Their professionalism and dedication to Council is exemplary, the support provided has ranged from broad financial resources to internally solving issues and meeting with the external auditors to add support that made the process of finalising the Financial Statements a less stressful experience.

The Council is extremely appreciative of the working relationship we have with Eve, Peter and the team at Altius.  We look forward to our ongoing relationship and will continue to rely on the expert knowledge and advise from Altius.”

 

Marilou McKay

Finance Manager – Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council.

“Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (“NPARC”) had a significant history of late finalisation of financial statements and modified or qualified audit opinions.

The engagement of Altius in several capacities was instrumental in leading to NPARC lodging on time and receiving unmodified or unqualified opinions as well as a marked improvement in significant deficiencies.

This would not have been possible without the very professional and timely assistance from Eve and Peter and the Altius team staff.

Having now established a good base for improvement we shall now proceed with the assistance of Altius who have totally proved their worth to our Council and stakeholders.”

 

Graeme Gillam

Chief Executive Officer – (Former Executive Manager Finance)
Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council