Can you tell us a little about INC and where you’re based?
International Network of Churches is a religious organisation with churches, schools, charities and child care centres. There are approximately 150 individual files to consolidate. For financial reporting purposes we are Australia only, represented in each state and territory.
What are the main challenges you face around reporting and consolidation?
INC is decentralised with its financial management and reporting on many levels, with a variety of accounting software platforms and chart of accounts that are relevant for the local oversight and financial administration. The ERP required for a child care is different to a school or a church. Therefore, this has meant our consolidation process has been very cumbersome.
How long have you been using Joiin and how does your company use it?
We have only used Joiin since January 2021 and has been utilised for the end of year financial reporting purposes to prepare accounts for the group audit and reporting to ACNC.