Not for Profit

People with purpose     

The Firm’s Not for Profit team advise c.100 UK charities, membership organisations, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based both in the UK and overseas. We are one of four leading firms appointed by the former Audit Commission to review the annual accounting returns for smaller local authorities in England, sand one of the largest auditors auditing grant funds dispensed by the European Commission for research projects, humanitarian aid and financing for EU Accession countries.

Our Not for Profit team is made up of people who are passionate about the sector, and deeply experienced at working within it. Many of the team have worked directly in the not for profit sector before returning to practice, and everyone shares a passion for delivering strong social outcomes as well as financial sustainability – we describe ourselves as sector people who happen to be in practice, rather than the other way round.

This means we have a clear understanding of what you are trying to achieve, how you are trying to achieve it, and the issues you face. Our energy and enthusiasm, coupled with deep sector experience, means we understand your needs and are committed to helping you achieve your goals with practical, tailored advice and solutions.

We take a ‘full service team’ approach – meaning that our internal experts in areas such as taxation, IT and counter-fraud are fully immersed in the not for profit sector and have a detailed understanding of the issues which may affect your organisation. This means we can be pro-active in highlighting potential issues to you.

We also run regular seminars and issue publications covering key sector issues (see ‘Resources’).

To summarise, our Not for Profit team is able to offer:

  • A deep understanding of your purpose and values, and the context in which you work
  • Access to an experienced and dedicated team who are genuinely passionate about the not for profit sector
  • Pro-active advice and sharing of our relevant sector experience
  • A full service team covering all the areas you would expect from a professional services firm