Accounts for Charities

Constantly changing rules mean that charities need more than just good intentions to survive in today’s climate. Birchtree Sullivan Not-for-profit team provides accountancy and reporting services for a wide range of not-for-profit sectors.

Charities

Running a charity can be such a rewarding act, but stressful as the same time. We advice our charity clients on issues such as SORP compliance, public benefit, VAT, tax-effective giving, trading, Charity Commission guidance, internal controls, trustee responsibilities and governance matters.

Governance is a key issue for charities, particularly at a time when financial pressures are significant. Charity management and trustees need to consider if they are meeting their responsibilities effectively.

Governance Services include:

  • Advising on risk management.
  • Considering impact of emerging issues.
  • Considering compliance with key Charity Commission guidance.
  • Highlighting best practice.
  • Trustee and management training.
  • Bookkeeping services & performance management.


Independent schools

Our specialist team helps schools improve their accounting systems, minimise exposure to irrecoverable VAT and maximise tax effective fund-raising. We also help with forecasting and longer term options, such as merging with other schools.

Academies

Whether you are already an Academy or going through the process of becoming an Academy, we have a team of experts that can help you along the way.

Clubs & societies

New regulations have created some interesting new opportunities for clubs and associations. Things like extension of gift aid and removal of tax on low level profits can help some clubs increase funds. Our team of experts can tell you if your club could benefit.

Registered Social Landlords and Registered Social Housing Providers

With the tighter mortgage lending and a shortage of rented accommodation, the need for Social Housing has never been greater. The Birchtree Sullivan team can deliver efficient, professional financial audit and advisory services to help RSLs prosper and grow.

Religious and ecclesiastical charities

Our long-term work with religious charities and trustees includes improving accounting systems and controls, preparing accounts and disclosures, accounting for legacies, mitigating VAT on construction projects, fund-raising, and classifying unrestricted, restricted and endowment funds.

For a face to face meeting with a client services team member, contact us on 0207 183 9448 or email: dilwar.hussain@bts-online.co.uk

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