NDIS Transition Support Services – 14 Australian Disability Enterprises (South Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory, Tasmania) (2016-17)
Keogh Bay (in partnership with Synergy Group Australia) provided NDIS transition support services to 14 ADEs across Australia. The types of services provided included:
– Undertaking financial modelling of the impact that key change events (transition to NDIS pricing, potential changes in wage assessment tools and potential future moves to hourly pricing) are likely to have on the financial viability of ADEs.
– Development of costing and pricing methodologies to assist ADEs to understand their costs of production and the prices that need to be charged to their customers.
– Undertaking business improvement reviews of existing loss-making or marginal business lines with a view to improving the viability of the business line and strengthening long-term sustainability.
– Conducting risk management and business continuity workshops to clearly document the risks to the ADE and to help develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans should business interruption occur.
– Undertaking feasibility analysis of the opportunities that the NDIS presents to ADEs in terms of potential widening in the range of services provided to supported employees.
– Undertaking feasibility analysis of potential business opportunities to identify risks, benefits and future economic flows, understand capital requirements and ensure they fit with the ADE’s objectives.
– Supporting ADEs to manage their cashflow while working closely with the management team on options to restructure and reduce future losses attributable to the ADE operations.
– Developing financial management dashboards to support ADE management and Boards to understand the financial position of the organisation.
– Providing in-house support to assist in the documentation and enhancement of financial processes.
– Undertaking analysis of regional and local ADE-focused demographics, projected population change, projected NDIS usage and market analysis.
– Developing marketing plans focused on maintaining and attracting future supported employees following the removal of the supported employee cap.
– Reviewing organisational structures and governance practices to support improved information flow and enhanced transparency.
DSS – Financial Review of Regional NSW ADE. (2017)
The DSS commissioned the services of Keogh Bay to undertake a review on the financial performance of a large Australian Disability Enterprise based in regional NSW, as part of the Department’s assessment of an application for Temporary Viability Support.
DSS – Financial Review of large Sydney-based ADE. (NSW) (2016)
The DSS commissioned the services of Keogh Bay to undertake a review on the financial performance of a large Sydney-based Australian Disability Enterprise, as part of the Department’s assessment of an application for Temporary Viability Support.
DSS – Development of NDIS Transition Self-Assessment Tool for ADEs. (2016)
The DSS commissioned the services of Keogh Bay (in partnership with Synergy Group Australia) to develop a self-assessment tool that will assist ADEs in understanding the risks associated with the transition to the NDIS. The tool was subsequently used by the Department as the entry point for multiple grant funding rounds.
FaHCSIA – Performance Review of Victorian ADE (2013)
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) commissioned the services of Keogh Bay Consulting (KBC) to undertake a review on the performance of a Victorian Australian Disability Enterprise, based in Fern Tree Gully (Victoria). Specifically, this analysis involved investigation of options for improving the financial position and financial performance of the business outlets as well as investigating alternative business lines or options for the ADE outlets.
FaHCSIA – Performance Review of Bindi Inc. (Alice Springs) (2012)
FaHCSIA commissioned the services of KBC to undertake a review on the performance of the Australian Disability Enterprise, Bindi Inc. in Alice Springs (Northern Territory). Specifically, this analysis involved investigation of options for improving the financial position and financial performance of the business outlets as well as investigating alternative business lines or options for the ADE outlets.
FaHSCIA – Performance Review of WA-based Australian Disability Enterprise (2012)
FaHCSIA commissioned the services of KBC to undertake an evaluation of the performance of a large Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) in Western Australia. The purpose of the review was to undertake a financial analysis on the performance of the ADE. The financial analysis included: –
- Analysis of the financial viability of the ADE business outlets located in the Great Southern, Goldfields/Esperance and South West of Western Australia.
- Validation of reported income and expenditure of these business outlets.
- Review of compliance with Australian Accounting Standards technical provisions in respect of overhead allocation and support costs.
- Assessment of compliance with the requirements of the FaHCSIA funding agreement.
- Analysis of current and historical profitability of the three business outlets.
- Investigation of alternative business strategies to improve profitability of outlets.
- Assessment of the continued sustainability of the ADE model in each location.
- Investigation of alternative models for continued employment of supported employees in each location.
The analysis also identified a range of recommendations for improving the future financial viability or the service as well as investigating some alternative business lines and options for the ADE.
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