Ellie is a highly experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA Australia) with a Bachelor's degree in Economics who brings the professional skills gained in both public practice accounting and the charity sector (including nine years as Finance & Administration Manager at Variety the Children’s Charity) to her role as Consulting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at NFPAS. Her specialist not for profit technical and compliance background is highly sought after by NFPAS clients.
As a Consulting CFO, Ellie provides strategic advice to management and boards on financial reporting, budgeting, FBT, salary packaging, governance and management matters, as well as mentoring the client’s internal financial personnel. Ellie also leads the NFPAS start-up team and has been central to the establishment of numerous not for profit entities and charities, working with clients from all over Australia to realise their ambition to make a difference in their chosen pursuits. Ellie’s extensive knowledge of different NFP legal structures, ATO registration, charity and fundraising registration requirements enables her to guide clients through what can be a lengthy and often difficult process.