Our award winning teams of charity advisors have the experience and expertise to support you

Not for Profit

The charity sector is a rapidly changing landscape bound by more regulatory and compliance requirements than most. Our award winning teams of charity advisors have the experience and expertise to fully understand the complex and regulatory accounting needs of your organisation.

We act for over 1,600 charitable and not for profit organisations including schools, academies and Further Education institutions. Our clients in the charity and not for profit sector range from national to regional to local and international in their reach. We have devised a useful guide to help you plan better governance for your charity – Keeping Your Charity on the Right Track.

Our clients include national, regional and local charities helping in the following areas:

  • Age
  • Animals
  • Armed forces and ex-services
  • Children & youth
  • Campaigning groups
  • Community associations, sports & recreation
  • Disability & learning disabilities
  • Drugs, alcohol & gambling
  • Education
  • Employment, Trades & Professions
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Grant-making bodies
  • Hearing and visual impairments
  • Homelessness
  • Hospitals, hospices, social care & healthcare providers
  • Human rights
  • International, including overseas aid
  • Medical research & welfare
  • Mental health
  • Museum & arts
  • Religious organisations
  • Rescue services
  • Social enterprises
  • Social welfare, housing and tenant managed co-operatives

MHA member firms specialist services to not for profit organisations include:

  • Advice regarding SORP 2015 – Big SORP and little SORP.
  • Audit (both external and internal).
  • Bespoke training, including financial awareness, governance, VAT and fraud.
  • Budgeting and forecasting preparation.
  • Business planning for social enterprise ‘spin off’ activities.
  • Charity registration.
  • Cost effective pay roll services.
  • Content advice on trustees’ annual report.
  • Employment tax issues and the engagement of workers.
  • Financial statements audit.
  • Formation of subsidiary companies for trading purposes.
  • Governance reviews.
  • Internal control procedures.
  • Maximising income through gift aid.
  • Merger and de merger advice including due diligence.
  • Preparation of accounts in accordance with the SORP for charities.
  • Reserves policy and accounting for separate funds.
  • Risk management and internal controls advice.
  • Specific counter-fraud system reviews, systems implementation.
  • Tax planning and compliance.
  • Trustee responsibilities.
  • VAT advice.

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