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22nd of October 2018

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Tech upgrade provides Maori Language Commission with seamless finance management

The Maori Language Commission reports it has greatly improved financial clarity for auditing following the implementation of MYOB Advanced by tech firm Endeavour.

The Auditor-General ranking of MLC’s accounts following the implementation of the new system was the highest in the organisation’s 30 year history,  says Endeavour, in a statement.

The Māori Language Commission – Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori (TTWh), was set up under the Māori Language Act 1987 to promote the use of Māori.  

Prior to the implementation, MLC’s challenges include untrustworthy systems and a lack of accountability, says Endeavour. This was mainly due to financial reports being generated manually, making them more susceptible to incorrect data. This resulted in missed deadlines and no audit trail.

“Working with the Maori Language Commission has allowed Endeavour to do what we do best,” says Tim Ryley, Endeavour CEO. “We have worked together to improve the quality and reliability of information, improve business process, enhance the roles and skills of their team, and increase their audit compliance.”

Kara Taumaunu, an external advisor to the Commission who worked on the project, says the automation of everyday processes provided by MYOB Advanced, meant staff can focus on higher value tasks.

Taumaunu says purchase-order approval automation and reconciliation has also made things easier for staff.

MYOB Advanced allows copies of source documents to be attached to POs. This allows the approver to see all relevant information, and will eventually allow transition to a paperless filing system. During audits, this creates an easy click-to-view.

Commission staff are also free to get on with what they do best, rather than spending time managing a frustrating workflow.

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“The automation of the system makes it more likely that you have the approvals that you need, which was previously holding things up,” says Taumaunu. “Now there’s no need to chase up signatures, you just delegate it to the right person online.”

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