PKF Littlejohn has once again secured the contract to audit grants awarded by European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).
The audits involve assignments in the European Union and other countries where ECHO partners are based, as well as in those countries where the aid that ECHO funds is delivered. The ECHO partners are well known NGOs and major international organisations such as the Red Cross family and United Nations Agencies.
Headquartered in Brussels and with a global network of field offices, ECHO ensures rapid and effective delivery of EU relief assistance through humanitarian aid and civil protection. In 2015, the organisation helped more than 134 million people caught up in natural disasters or conflict in over 80 countries, spending over EUR1.5 billion.
Karen Thompson, a partner in PKF Littlejohn’s Not for Profit team and heads of the firm’s DG ECHO work, said: “We’re proud to be one of the largest auditors of European Commission grant funding.
“This latest win maintains our longstanding relationship with the Commission, which is a reflection of the quality and consistency of the service that we have provided to the client for many years. The fact that the mandate was won in a highly competitive tender, involving several of the Big Four, makes it all the more satisfying.
“2017 is shaping up to be another strong year for PKF Littlejohn’s Not for Profit team – as well as for the firm as a whole - with a number of notable client wins and continued progress in various league tables. We’re known for our understanding of the Not for Profit sector, for solving problems in a very commercially focused manner, and for providing pro-active advice, and it’s encouraging to see that the market appreciates our distinctive offering.
“As part of the contract, we will work closely with other firms in the PKF International network, providing a completely joined up service for the client.”