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SA Government

Galpins is a preferred supplier to the South Australian Government for the provision of Audit and Related Services and are the largest provider of services under this contract outside of the "Big 4" accounting firms.

We are approved to conduct audits in the following categories:

  • Financial Audits
  • Compliance Audits
  • Internal Audit
  • Performance Audits
  • Consulting Services/Special Projects

A key area of expertise is the audit of grant acquittals, where our established audit methodology and responsive attitude ensures a quick turnaround that assists agencies to meet reporting deadlines.

Government agencies can choose to use Galpins services by simply requesting a quote and placing an official order, as the procurement due diligence is already in place through our preferred supplier status.

Our long standing experience and reputation for the provision of high quality audit services to government provides us a comprehensive understanding of the unique requirements and expectations of the sector.

Local Government

Galpins has developed expertise in Local Government financial reporting and assurance from over 30 years of experience in providing financial statement preparation, prudential and systems reviews and auditing services to Local Government Councils and related entities. We have a high level of knowledge and experience with the financial reporting framework for local government, and the specific reporting and audit requirements of Councils including grant acquittals and sundry compliance requirements.

We provide a number of value added services to Local Government Councils including:

  • Internal Audit
  • Internal control evaluation and implementation
  • s48 Prudential reviews
  • Training in financial statement interpretation
  • Customised spreadsheet development (tender/project evaluation, Board reports and leave calculations)
  • Project evaluation, budgeting and discounted cashflow calculations
  • Corporate governance reviews
  • Detailed reviews of financial accounting system efficiency

Through our leadership role within the SA Local Government Auditors Group (SALGAG), we remain at the forefront of accounting and auditing developments in local government.

Through our preferred supplier status to the South Australian Government, the audit and related services panel is available to Local Government Authorities to reduce the cost and burden of the tendering process.

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Education

Galpins is a key provider of audit services to state, catholic and private schools, and has a long association with the education sector. We provide audit and consulting services to more than 180 high schools, primary schools, preschools and OSHCs across all Adelaide metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia.

We regularly provide audit and consulting services to the Department of Education & Children's Services including internal audit services, audit program development and fraud investigations.

In addition to financial statement audits, we can also provide the following services:

  • Grant audits
  • Internal control evaluation and implementation
  • Assistance with financial statement preparation and
  • Training in financial report interpretation

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Health and Aged Care

Galpins is a significant provider of audit services to the health and aged care sector in South Australia.

We have been providing services across health and aged care for more than 25 years and have recently been appointed as the primary contract auditor for Health SA from the Auditor-General's Department. We provide audit services to independent and not for profit hospitals and aged care facilities in addition to the services provided to Health SA.

We have a thorough understanding of the Commonwealth's prudential requirements under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the User Rights Principles.

We also provide financial statement preparation and accounting standard interpretation services to non-audit clients and conduct detailed reviews of internal controls and governance arrangements.

Associations and Not-for Profit

Galpins provides audit, review and agreed upon procedures services to over 100 community based not-for-profit associations, including community service clubs, sporting clubs, churches and charities. Our customised audit, review and agreed procedures programs can help you to meet the reporting requirements of your association.

Company Audit

Galpins has developed expertise in auditing South Australian large proprietary companies, Australian Financial Services (AFS) holders as well as proprietary companies controlled by foreign entities. Galpins understands your pressures and strive to provide services that aim to ease the financial reporting burden. Our registered company auditors have assisted growing businesses to meet their financial obligations with ASIC and compliance with the Corporations Act 2001.

It is common for lenders to request companies to provide reviewed or audited financial statements due to ongoing financial requirements provided by the loan agreement (also known as debt covenants). Galpins has also specialised in providing services to these companies sharing our knowledge and experience with you to help you confidently meet the loan agreement requirements in relation to the audit.

 

Mount Gambier Office

233 Commercial Street West
PO Box 246 Mount Gambier SA 5290

Stirling Office

Unit 4/3-5 Mount Barker Road
PO Box 727 Stirling SA 5152

Norwood Office

3 Kensington Road
PO Box 4067 Norwood South SA 5067
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