From year end accounts preparation to VAT returns, our qualified and experienced accountants will ensure that your organisation meets its statutory requirements. The aim here is to minimise any additional cost burden to you by avoiding any irregularities which could then be picked up by auditors. This will save you money twice over – by reducing the initial auditing fees and avoiding the cost of rectifying anomalies.
We believe that the typical model for charities, where a firm of auditors (or independent examiners) provides strategic advice to Trustees and prepares the annual accounts, year after year, does not serve the best interests of the trustees for three reasons.
The solutions to these problems seem simple to us;
– Separate the financial management and annual accounting function away from the audit.
– Only pay an auditor for the independent external review of the accounts that Trustees need, and tender this work regularly.
– Use bookkeepers and management accountants focussed on and experienced in the charity sector to save time and money.