Non-Profit Accounting

calculatorA good accountant needs to understand the organisation they are doing the accounting for.

CCA is specialised in non-profits. Non-profit accounting is about what you spent your money on: it is about meeting the requirements of the funders, the members, the purpose of the organisation. Business accounting is about showing expenditure as a function of sales only. Income and expenditure are more or less unrelated in non-profits, and expenditure generally drives income (via fundraising drives etc). In business it is the other way around: the generation of income drives the expenditure, which is no more than a necessary evil and should be minimised as much as possible. See here for some of the key differences between for-profit and not-for-profit accounting.


At CCA we provide general accounting services for non-profits of any size. We can:

  • help choose and set up accounting software or spreadsheets.
  • help adjusting your accounts so you get the information you need.
  • help with questions about coding, GST or other tax matters, payroll or software on an ongoing basis.
  • fix mistakes.
  • help create meaningful financial reports for your Board or committee.
  • generate, or help generate, your annual financial statements.
  • and more.

Our fee structure is based around an organisation’s income, and work for small groups is generally free.

If you are a larger non-profit organisation consider shifting your accounting business to us. Here’s why:

  • even our unsubsidised rates are vastly lower than those of business accountants.
  • your money stays in the non-profit sector: it will subsidise services for smaller non-profits.
  • like you, we like to help make the world a better place.


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