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Charities and other not-for-profit organisations

A comprehensive range of services to charities and not-for-profit organisations

Our services not only draw on our expertise and knowledge as auditors and advisers. Our team is led by partners who play an active role in charity and have practical experience of the pressures and difficulties the sector faces.

Audit and accounts

The statutory regime under which charities operate is increasingly complex and requires in-depth knowledge of regulations including the Companies Act 2006, the Charities Act 2006, Accounting Standards and Statements of Recommended Practice.

Our experienced team of partner-led accountants and auditors will guide charities through the regulations and advise them on practical ways to ensure compliance. Our charity partners are also registered auditors and can therefore conduct both audits and independent examinations of the financial statements of charities.


Our tax consultancy experts can advise you on all the tax matters relevant to your charity. These include how best to maximise Gift Aid recoveries and minimise the impact of taxes, such as capital gains tax and VAT, on your activities. We can provide insight into the unexpected ways in which tax can affect charities, including the reverse charge regime applying to purchase of services from abroad.

Human resources

If you are a charity with permanent staff, you are facing exactly the same issues as employers in the commercial sector. You also have an important relationship with your volunteer staff, which is overlooked from the legislative point of view.

We are able to guide charities through any employment issues that may arise and help to stop them becoming a problem.

We can also operate a payroll bureau on behalf of your charity. Through our related independent financial services company, BKL Wealth Management, we can assist with auto enrolment pension issues.

Risk management and strategy

Increasingly, trustees must consider risk management and strategy as part of the governance of their charity. We are experienced in advising charities on strategy and in providing support on risk management issues in conjunction with the latest advice issued by the Charity Commission.

For more information or help from one of our charity specialists, please contact us using our enquiry form.