CLG Assurance & Advisory is a Melbourne based accounting and advisory firm.
We have extensive experience working with not-for-profit organisations, charitable organisations, tertiary education institutions and private companies.
We provide top quality and cost-effective services tailored to our clients’ needs. We build strong and trusting relationships with each of our clients, address the real issues and deliver solutions.
Our core values:
✓ Professional excellence
✓ Honesty and integrity
✓ Trust and respect
✓ Extraordinary client services
✓ Caring for our clients, people and environment
The purpose of an audit is to provide independent assurance that management has, in its financial statements, presented a “true and fair” view of an organisation’s financial performance and position. A review provides a lower level of assurance than an audit, where reviewers form a view if there is nothing that has come to their attention that causes them to believe the financial report does not meet the regulatory requirements. We can provide audits or reviews depending on your statutory requirements.
Understanding the design and implementation of controls and monitoring their effectiveness are critical for an organisation’s operational success. Our reviews of financial and operating systems can provide clients with an independent assessment of the design of the systems and the effectiveness of the controls.
Due to constantly changing accounting standards, financial reporting compliance and understanding of relevant requirements can be a challenge. We can help you understand the latest accounting standards and their implications.
Outsourcing a finance function can be a cost-effective alternative to meet finance obligations. Our services cover bookkeeping, tax, monthly management reports, annual financial reports, cash flow projection as well as other support essential to a finance function.
Corporate governance refers to the framework of rules, systems and processes put in place to control and monitor an organisation. Good governance underpins good conduct and the good judgement of those who are charged with running an organisation. We help clients review their policies, processes, procedures and governance framework. We can also provide company secretarial support to boards and board committees.
Risk is more than a box-ticking exercise. Managing risk is about creating value through viewing risk management as a lever for building credibility and achieving sustainable growth. We assist clients in identifying, measuring and managing risks spanning the entire organisation or in a business unit.
Traditionally, reporting has focussed on the financial aspects of an organisation. For many years, the stakeholders of organisations have called for a greater quantity and quality of non-financial reporting. Integrated Reporting <IR> uses a holistic approach of integrated thinking, which enables stakeholders to have a more complete picture of their organisations, the connectivity between the financial and the non-financial information, and the value creation over the short, medium and long term. We can assist your <IR> reporting journey.
Currently, humanity uses the equivalent of 1.7 planets to provide the resources necessary to produce goods and absorb waste (Global Footprint Network). To address the importance of sustainability in businesses and drive social responsibility across your organisation’s value chain, we can assist you in identifying sustainability risks and opportunities, assessing materiality, and reviewing impacts and financial implications.
In 2019, the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) issued a joint bulletin on climate-related and other emerging risks disclosures. It set out a list of financial statements implications arising from climate risks that an entity should consider. We can help you understand and apply this guidance.
We assist clients with their special projects such as benchmarking and data analytics. Our specialist team has extensive experience and will support you through each phase of a project.
Connie Howe CA, RCA, GAICD, IM&A
Connie has over 20 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients in the financial services sector and the not-for-profit sector in Australia and internationally. Her experience includes PwC across three countries, Australia, US and China, executive roles at Australian Council of Superannuation Investors in Melbourne and American International Assurance in Shanghai, and senior positions at Victorian Auditor-General’s Office and a mid-tier accounting firm.
She has extensive experience in providing audit and assurance services, independent advice on accounting compliance and reporting, outsourced CFO, M&A due diligence procedures and corporate governance support.
Connie is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an ASIC Registered Company Auditor, a Registered Self-Managed Super Fund Auditor, a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Consultant, an Integrated Reporting <IR> practitioner and an International Mergers & Acquisitions Expert Charterholder.
Our consultants are qualified and experienced accountants, well equipped with knowledge and skills to assist our clients with their requirements.