Not for Profit

Nexia Edwards Marshall has built dedicated expertise in the not-for-profit sector, through a determined effort to understand both the specific needs of our clients and the sector generally.

We strive for a collaborative approach, guiding our clients through the audit process and offering tailored advice.

Our approach is a little different. We emphasise the importance of up-front planning, true business understanding, risk assessment and timely audit completion – and we use all of this to address issues and highlight opportunities for improvement.

Foremost, our solutions are practical. They’re designed to support our clients in delivering their day-to-day services while helping them to make good, strategic decisions.

How we can help you be great

Audit and Assurance

We’ve used our experience to develop and refine a pragmatic “Flash Report” for board reporting. It’s an audit report you can rely on and use to improve your service.

In not-for-profit organisations, human resources are almost always limited or stretched, or both. It can be difficult to manage internal controls when there’s barely enough people or time. We offer advice on compensating controls to deal with any lack in the segregation of duties.

Business Consulting

Our Business Consulting division provides advice to a myriad of not-for-profit clients. Our people are experts in:

  • strategic planning
  • identifying inefficiency
  • improving cash flow
  • expense control
  • preparing quarterly, annual and 10-year master budgets.

We’ll advise you on how to get the best out of salary packaging for your employees, too, so you can better reward them for the important work they do.

Digital Strategy 

Garnering support and recognition for your service can be challenging in today’s cluttered media environment.

We understand the constraints of limited marketing budgets and resources. And while some online marketing is free or low-cost, a common problem for not-for-profits is the lack of time to manage it.

We’ll work with you to develop or enhance your digital strategy and get the best out of what you’ve got. We’ll help you understand how it all works, provide training, assistance with writing and messaging, and ongoing support as platforms change and grow.

Forensic Accounting

The skills our forensic team uses in the commercial arena are equally useful in the not-for-profit sector. We are particularly good at financial modelling and accounting reconstructions, and combine our expertise to provide expert accounting reports.

Lending and Finance

We offer a free mortgage and personal loan advisory service for you and your staff. 


In a continually evolving regulatory environment, it’s essential to keep abreast of changes. We work with our not-for-profit clients to maintain tax concessions and exemptions and we perform comprehensive ‘health checks’ for GST, FBT and broader taxation.

Training and education

We’ll keep you up-to-speed with legislative changes, including the latest rulings and advice from the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.