Indigenous business advisory
Empowering Indigenous entities with tailored accounting services, our team excels in fostering your growth as a strategic partner.
The SW team offers a wide range of tailored services to Indigenous organisations and individuals. We are dedicated to empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs and organisations by offering customised services that align with their cultural values and aspirations.
With deep expertise in Indigenous business practices, and a passion for fostering economic growth, our team is committed to delivering exceptional results.
Our partners have deep experience in working with large Aboriginal Corporations, Native Title Trusts, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, Commercial Enterprises and Regulatory bodies.
Who we work with
- Native Title Aboriginal Corporations and Trusts
- Aboriginal Corporations
- Aboriginal owned businesses
- government Agencies
- Non-Aboriginal corporates partnering with Aboriginal businesses
We provide a range of services to support Indigenous organisations, no matter their size of maturity of operations. These services include:
- applications for Deductible Gift Recipient Status
- assistance with negotiating Indigenous Land Use Agreements
- assistance with Grant applications
- assistance with sourcing and negotiating debt funding
- assistance with managing interactions with investment advisors
- bookkeeping and accounting
- business valuations
- coordinating regulatory examinations on behalf of Aboriginal Corporations
- compliance reviews and health checks
- corporate secretarial services
- financial due diligence
- governance advice and training
- internal audit services
- outsourced CFO services
- Regulatory Examinations on behalf of the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
- project management
- statutory audits and assurance
- tax consulting and compliance
- tax exemption applications
- Wealth Management Services
Examples of some of the work we have undertaken to support Indigenous business.
CFO Advisory services
We have provided CFO services to a number oflarge Aboriginal Corporations with complex operations. The scope of these services extends to cover oversight of the accounting functions, management reporting, financial reporting, audit coordination, tax compliance, treasury management, coordination with investment advisors and funding institutions, grant applications and acquittals, property developments and stakeholder management.
Corporate Secretarial services have been delivered to a number ofNative Title and other Aboriginal Corporations. These services have included ORIC compliance, coordination with Chairs and CEOs to prepare board meeting agendas, board meeting attendance and minute keeping, maintenance of action registers, maintaining membership records, governance advice and training.
Bookkeeping & accounting
We have provided, and continue to provide, comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting services to a number of Native Title and other Aboriginal Corporations operating in a broad range of industry sectors, including mining services, hospitality, property, primary industries, and others.
Regulatory Examinations have been on behalf of the Office of the Registrar of the Office of Indigenous Corporations (“ORIC”) in a number of Australian states. The experience and knowledge that we have gained from conducting these examinations positions us well to conduct compliance reviews for Aboriginal Corporations and to assist with coordinating the process when these Corporations are subject to ORIC examinations.
Deductible Gift Recipient Status
We have assisted a number of Corporations in obtaining deductible gift recipient/ tax exempt status, working in collaboration with external legal advisors.
Grant Funding Applications
Significant grant funding capacity building from the National Indigenous Australians Agency and Lotterywest was successfully obtained for a remote Aboriginal Corporation, and we are assisting the Corporation with implementing the capacity building initiatives.
Financial due diligence
We have performed financial due diligences for a number of Aboriginal Corporations to assist them in evaluating and making informed decisions about potential business