The Not for Profit sector is all about creating social value and helping others to reap the rewards. That’s why we love supporting organisations like yours – organisations who make a real difference to the world we live in.
Having a great reputation goes a long way in your field. And you need to make sure you’re compliant with the increasingly complex regulatory environment that Not for Profit entities face.
Every penny counts and any reductions in your income will have a serious impact on the way you deliver services and projects to those who need it most. So, now, more than ever, you want to make sure you’re using all your available resources correctly, smartly, and efficiently.
AN UNSTOPPABLE TEAM FOR A VITAL SECTOR
Our Not For Profit team show no signs of slowing down. Say hello to the new sheriff in town, Nick Simkins.
Nick joins us as Partner and Head of Not for Profit, having previously led the national NFP team at Moore Stephens, prior to its merger with BDO. You can read more about our unstoppable team and see what they’ve been up to here.
With the world changed forever and plenty of new legislation out, we had a not-so-sneaking suspicion that schools and academies would have a lot of questions to ask. As it turns out, we were right, and you can read all the questions and answers from our ‘getting ready for audit’ webinar here.
WE WANT TO HELP
It’s time for your audit, but don’t let the A-Word scare you. Chances are, our dedicated Not for Profit audit team already works with an organisation like yours. Our clients include academies, independent schools, museums, cathedrals, trade unions, membership organisations and student unions to name a few.
Put simply, we know all about the ins and outs of the sector, and we use that knowledge to form a partnership that adds real value for you and your stakeholders:
• We’ll highlight any areas of risk and advise on making improvements to your systems and controls that could save you time, money and hassle. You’ll be making calculated, informed decisions that really count.
•We’ll keep you compliant and give you the peace of mind and credibility that come with audited accounts. This will make securing grants and loans from banks or other funding providers much easier.
• We can help minimise your tax and VAT liabilities.
• We regularly host seminars and workshops focused on keeping you up to date with any changes in the sector and giving you the chance to network with other people from your industry.
• And we also offer a huge depth of other specialist services including Making Tax Digital guidance, IT Solutions and specialist creative tax relief claims.
WE KNOW WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT
And we know it all too well. Why? Because we have trustees in our team, including Simon Atkins, our Not for Profit Partner. He’s Chair of the Community Academies Trust and an Academy Ambassador, too.
For us, the reason we love working in this sector is an easy one. It’s because we share your vision. We think our values and culture are a great fit. And we want to be proactive and do all we can to make sure your mission is a success.
That starts with giving you a clear understanding of your finances to build your strategic management accounting on. And extends through our seminars, workshops and ongoing partnership. We don’t dictate, we build fruitful relationships. And we always flex our approach around our clients’ needs and timetables.
SPEAKING OF OUR CLIENTS…
“Simon and his team have ensured that the first year-end accounts and audit process were painless! The timing of work ensured everything was completed, reviewed and agreed well in advance of our deadlines and the whole process was very relaxed. The team were personable too, which fits perfectly with our vision and values.” – Oliver Phillips, Equals Trust
“Your staff are all wonderful; professional, knowledgeable, personable and hard working. The signing off meeting was a huge benefit to me.” – Ruth Neal, Rawlins Academy
“Simon and Sarah make a fantastic team. They are strong communicators and we enjoy contact and support throughout the year in areas that may extend beyond the annual audit and assurance process.”– Steve Kind, Associate of School and College Leaders
AUDIT COMING UP?
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Got an audit coming up and want something different this year?