Would you like access to specialist resources when you need them at competitive cost?
Jeff Roorda and Associates (JRA) can provide resources and services that will support you in meeting your objectives. We provide a value for money option for specialist services in the Engineering, Finance and Information Technology fields. Our team consists of senior and experienced professional engineering, finance, community consultation and information technology staff. JRA has traded for over 25 years and currently operates across Australia, Canada and the USA.
JRA has a considerable track record in building capacity in local government and has been at the forefront of initiatives to improve financial sustainability for more than a decade.
We would be happy to provide proposals and referees for the following services.
Financial Health Check by staff experienced in the evaluation methodology used by regulators. This is a simple, powerful and cost effective report based on your existing statutory reports and long term financial plans.
Infrastructure Revaluation. Planning for the next revaluation in accordance with the Australian Accounting Standards and Fair Value should now be underway. A project plan developed now with Councils Auditor will ensure the process runs smoothly. JRA has completed many revaluations for all asset classes over the past 10 years and have an extensive database of unit costs and asset useful lives.
Community Strategic Plan Update. We have a process that is fast, economical and effective. It builds on your existing planning documents and links to the resourcing strategy.
Resourcing Strategy Integration. Simple and effective updating of Long Term Financial Plans, Asset Management Plans, Risk Management Plans and Strategy and Policy documents.
Audit Committee Independent Representation. JRA can provide a senior finance and audit professional with extensive experience in Local Government Finance, compliance and risk management.
Asset Management System. JRA has provided asset management systems in Victoria, NSW and QLD for over 15 years to organisations from large city councils to small rural councils. We have just released our cloud based system based on our large corporate system the provides a very competitive entry level option that links to existing systems like Reflect and provides an excellent upgrade path for future needs.
Training and Capacity Building. JRA has developed a number of products to support the development of local government staff and regularly provides workshops to Mayors, Councillors and staff of councils in topics such as planning integration, asset management planning and long term financial planning.
Our primary focus is always to build capacity in your organisation. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you and your team. I would be pleased to discuss our services with you at any time.