Those not-for-profit organisations that are registered as charities with the ACNC have a continuing requirement to keep an eye on ongoing activities at the Commission.
As of 1 July 2013 registered charitable organisations are obligated to comply with the requirements of the five Governance Standards determined by the Commission. In summary the standards require:
#1 Determination of purpose and not for profit nature
#2 Accountability to members
#3 Compliance with Australian laws
#4 Suitability of responsible persons (e.g. members of Board of Governance/Committee of Management)
#5 Fulfilment of duties by responsible persons
Registered charities also need to consider the data required to complete the Annual Information Statement for 2013; note a recent announcement from ACNC indicates that there will be an option to complete the statement on line.
Does your registered charity need some assistance with governance and compliance? Be risk averse and contact us on 1300 602 880 or via our website www.complianceessentials.com.au