not for profit accounting

We have specialist staff and a dedicated team who work in the charities, education and not-for-profit sector. Our extensive portfolio has enabled us to develop an in-depth knowledge of the accounting and broader issues consistent with the specialist sector.

Our client base covers a wide range of organisations including the following:

  • Clubs and Societies, including Community Amateur Sports Clubs;
  • Community Interest Companies; and
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee.

Our Service Provision

Audit and Accounting

Your specific requirements, be it an Audit, an Independent Examination or an Accountants’ Report will depend upon the size of your organisation, but whatever your needs, we can provide you with the level of service to ensure that you comply with your obligations.


We offer an outsourced payroll service, dealing with all aspects relating to the payment of staff and submission of reports to HMRC.  This means that your staff will not need to concern themselves with the increasingly complex requirements of the PAYE system.

Management Accounting and Reporting

We are able to assist through the provision of bookkeeping services, monthly management accounts production and the preparation of budgets and forecasts.

Risk Management and Governance

The concept of risk management, now a key aspect of good governance, is integral to charities and not-for-profit organisations. Our services include assisting clients with the identification, documentation and on-going review of risk.  This we achieve through briefings and facilitation at workshops; using a risk matrix to document and monitor risks and mitigating controls.

Financial Controls and Authorisation

We can review and/or design accounting systems and controls procedures, making recommendations for improvement and providing guidance on documentation and format.

Taxation and VAT

We have specialist Taxation Consultants who are an integral part of our Charities & Education Team. We provide taxation reviews, specifically to consider trading status and VAT issues, as well as Gift Aid advice.

To find out more about our service forNot-for-Profit organisations, please contact one of our team listed on this page or alternatively email:

See related Sector: Charities

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