Accounting, auditing, tax and strategic advice for charities

Transparency, Trust and Public Benefit are all key aspects behind the ethos of the Charity Sector. We will support and guide you to ensure your goals have clarity, a clear definition of your objectives, strong financial records and controls are maintained and your stakeholders understand the beneficiaries that you support.

Charity Structure

We will advise you on selecting the right charity structure at the outset to provide you with a strong foundation from which to build upon for the future.

Board of Trustees

Our guidance on the role and responsibilities of being a trustee will clarify your position and your interaction with other members of the board. Our proactive advice will ensure your charity is successful and establishes a strong proactive board who can effectively managed and monitor the charity’s strategic direction.

Trustees Report

We will advise you on the key aspects of the annual report to ensure you prepare a quality report which enhances the understanding to the user of the accounts of the ethos of your charity, allows an insight into your uniqueness and demonstrates the vital support needed by your beneficiaries.

Risk Management

Strong governance procedures over the management of risk whether through a risk register, brainstorming new funding opportunities or day to day management responsibilities.

Financial controls and systems

Our experience of implementing robust financial systems and controls will enhance transparency and gain trust in your management information.

Fund Allocation

Crucial to the accuracy of charity accounting is the allocation of funding to the correct charitable funds. Through clear definitions on how to identify which type of fund applies, we will ensure that your expenditure is correctly allocated resulting in your charity enhancing its own funds for future purposes.

Our experienced team can support you through any stage of the lifecycle of a charity from its establishment through to merger or dissolution.  Our team passionately cares about the sector and the vital services offered only the by Third Sector.  Our work includes the provision of specialist advice on regulation, charity management and external scrutiny.

Our team of charity specialists, many of whom hold the Diploma in Charity Accounting, have been trustees themselves and have that unique understanding of undertaking a voluntary role with its regulatory responsibilities.

We act for around 80 charity clients of all sizes with a variety of charitable activities but who all have the same goal of providing support and guidance to key beneficiaries.

Get in touch

To find out more about how we can help you or your business, call us on 0808 144 5575 and speak to a member of our team. Alternatively use our contact form to send us a message or arrange a callback.

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