Industry Expertise

Almost every client we work with needs to have systems in place to pay staff on time, maintain cash flow and meet tax obligations. We have specialisations across a number of industries and have enough nous to get across your business quickly even if you don’t see a relevant category below.

Architecture and Design

We have a growing portfolio of architects and designers, from interior to web. We understand the context in which you work and can cut the amount of admin you take home with improved:

  • Project, schedule, time and task management
  • Stage and project value based invoicing
  • Practice management software for time and cost tracking, invoicing and documentation

Corporate

These are typically larger businesses that have a bigger accounts workload and need someone onsite. We offer a team approach with mixed skills and credentials to handle everything from data entry to more complex accounting and reporting. Slate can own and manage the finance function for medium sized corporate clients supporting management teams with:

  • The right level of professionalism required for dealing with clients
  • A high level of performance

Fashion

Slate helps its fashion industry clients with a range of accounts related functions specific to their needs including:

  • Retail point of sale set-up, training and maintenance
  • Ecommerce and order fulfilment
  • Inventory control, stock takes and stock management
  • Foreign currency purchasing and importing
  • Detailed sales and management reporting
  • Payroll for retail, warehouse and office personnel
  • Wholesale sales invoicing and collections

Health

We work with businesses across a range of health and allied fields to assist with:

  • Billing systems and point of sale merchant facilities
  • Booking and practice management systems
  • Payroll for practice staff and partners
  • Partner and contractor profit and income sharing arrangements
  • General practice accounting and financial reporting

Hospitality

hospitality
We work just as hard as our hospitality clients to streamline their systems and improve profitability. We help hospitality businesses with:

  • Point of sale software and sales reporting
  • Food and beverage cost and margin reporting
  • Payroll, HR issues and staff cost reporting, by venue and area
  • Electronic rostering and time and attendance systems, linked to payroll
  • High volume supplier purchasing and accounts payable management and reconciliations
  • Automated supplier invoice processing and data entry

Kindergartens

Kindergartens
Slate Accounts manages the accounts function for a number of kindergartens and their committees. We assist treasurers and management with a range of finance related issues quite specific to the industry, including:

  • Preparing the accounts in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards to meet the requirements of the Incorporated Associations Reform Act
  • DEECD funding and reporting requirements
  • QiKKids invoicing and child care benefit management
  • Parent invoicing and collections
  • Electronic and cloud systems to streamline member / parent applications and registers
  • Facilitating the annual audit or review
  • Financial and management reporting for committees and presenting to AGMs
  • Treasurer handover and knowledge transfer
  • Outsourced payroll management through ADP Payroll Solutions
  • Budget preparation and variance reporting
  • Portable leave entitlements and liability recording.

Not-for-Profit

Slate assists a range of associations and non-for-profits with their bookkeeping and financial management practices, including:

  • Preparing the accounts in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards to meet the requirements of the Incorporated Associations Reform Act
  • Electronic and cloud systems to streamline member applications, registers and membership fee collection
  • Event management, including ticketing, budgeting, accounting and financial reporting
  • Chapter based budgeting and reporting
  • Expense claims and disbursements
  • Facilitating the annual audit or review
  • Committees and AGM reporting
  • Treasurer handover and knowledge transfer.

Professional Services

Slate knows its own industry best of all. We’re experts in a range of systems and processes to help professional services firms manage their finances, including:

  • Time sheets and time billing
  • Matter and project profitability tracking
  • Systems for faster invoicing and collections
  • Expense claiming and reimbursables management
  • Cash flow forecasting and management
  • Work-in-Progress reporting and dashboards
  • Staff utilisation and profitability reporting.

Retail

Today’s successful retailers are clever cross-channel marketers with streamlined fulfilment systems to ensure their customers keep coming back. Slate works with some of the best in the business and helps retail clients manage a range of finance related tasks and processes, including:

  • Retail point of sale set-up, training and maintenance
  • EBay and web-store ecommerce and fulfilment systems
  • Inventory control and management
  • Centralised multi-channel inventory and order management systems bridging eBay, web-store and physical retail presences
  • High volume accounts payable management and reconciliations, automated supplier invoice processing and data entry
  • Foreign currency purchasing and importing
  • Channel and product category profitability and margin reporting and dashboards
  • Wholesale sales invoicing and collections.
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