Shire of Ashburton goes live with new Chart of Accounts

IT Vision Product Owner, Mark Burbridge and Product Manager, Eliza Sbizzirri travelled to Tom Price earlier this month to visit the Shire of Ashburton and help them set their new Chart of Accounts (COA) live.

The Shire has been an IT Vision customer for 15 years. It’s one of the most geographically disperse local government authorities in WA, servicing the towns of Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo and Tom Price.

Pictured: Mark Burbridge and Eliza Sbizzirri at Mount Nameless, Tom Price

While on-site, the IT Vision team worked closely with the Shire of Ashburton’s Corporate Services Directorate in their Tom Price office to deliver a COA upgrade based on the functional requirements of their business units.  The new COA design was based on both simplicity and consistency, with the intention to improve the Shire’s data quality and financial reporting.   

Mark and Eliza took the opportunity to cleanse the Shire’s data within their existing SynergySoft modules. They also created Management Reporting to ensure budget transparency for Responsible Officers and tightened purchasing controls to enforce accountability for both Authorising Officers and Budget Owners.

The Shire of Ashburton commented that this restructure will “benefit both Shire employees and the wider community”.

“The Shire of Ashburton is pleased to work with IT Vision to bring effective solutions to the area.” – the Shire of Ashburton

Pictured: IT Vision’s Mark Burbridge and Eliza Sbizzirri with the Shire of Ashburton Corporate Services Directorate

Mark and Eliza also commenced discussions around the Shire of Ashburton’s long-term vision to adopt Altus Financials. The above outcomes have allowed Ashburton to get started on their Altus journey through careful consideration and design of their chart and by undertaking the data cleansing activities.

Pictured (L-R): Nathan Cain, Mark Burbridge, Taryn Dayman, and Eliza Sbizzirri at Mount Nameless, Tom Price

Mark and Eliza managed to squeeze in a quick visit to the beautiful gorges of Karijini, Mount Bruce and enjoyed the breathtaking sunset at Mount Nameless, Tom Price, with Nathan Cain, Shire of Ashburton Director of Corporate Services.

IT Vision is looking forward to continuing to work with the Shire of Ashburton over the current financial year to help them achieve their organisational objectives.