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Advisory Services

Detailed, results driven corporate Advisory Services

Advisory Services

Adoption and implementation of new financial reporting and accountability requirements can be a daunting challenge for many organisations.  Limited internal resources, time and even expertise mean the most cost-effective solution is to engage qualified and experienced external advisors.

Altius has the up-to-date knowledge, expertise and resources to ensure the requirements of new accounting standards are researched properly and implemented appropriately, tailored to each client’s needs.

Many auditors expect position papers to be prepared outlining how clients have treated complex accounting issues.  Altius advisory services assist in meeting these expectations by understanding the specific issues as they affect each client and presenting appropriate recommendations for accounting treatment which satisfy audit requirements.

Think of us as your accounting and financial reporting technical advisory team, but one you don’t have to employ full-time; you just call on us as you need us.

We advise not only on compliance with accounting standards, but also with the accountability requirements of grant funding bodies and how best to prepare for your annual external audit.

We provide advisory services to:

  • Local governments
  • Statutory bodies
  • Companies
  • ATSI Corporations
  • Incorporated Associations

The sectors we cover include:

  • Local governments
  • The wider public sector, including statutory bodies
  • Not-for-profits
  • Indigenous organisations
  • Public and private companies

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 and Western Queensland. We have a depth of knowledge of the local government sector matched by few other firms in our region. This allows us to provide many non-statutory audit services to local government via our assurance, advisory and consulting services.

Altius’ services include advice on compliance with accounting standards, local government finance standards and how best to prepare for your annual external audit.

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.

We advise on compliance with accounting standards, local government finance standards and how best to prepare for your annual external audit.

The not-for-profit sector has continued to experience considerable change in accountability requirements since the introduction of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (“ACNC”). At Altius we are across these changes, so we can advise you on the specific requirements that apply to your organisation and how you can comply cost-effectively and efficiently.

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.