MHA Charity specialists rank highly in Charity Finance Audit Survey 2019

The 2019 Charity Finance Audit Survey Report has now been released. The report reveals high levels of client satisfaction amongst charities despite the spotlight on standards of audit and regulation within the sector.   

Now in its 27th year, the report features data and opinions from over 1,000 charities across the UK. It helps charities assess and benchmark the audit services they received. We are pleased to announce that many of our national specialists across MHA have been recognised in a number of areas this year.   
A further look into the survey 

  • MHA ranked third for overall service; 
  • We were ranked fifth for charity expertise; 
  • Nationally, we have ranked ninth in the UK for audit fees; 
  • 96% of respondents ranked the overall service they receive from MHA as Good (the highest ranking); 
  • 94% ranked the charity expertise as Good (the highest ranking).   

MHA firms have been recognised consistently in previous years for their expertise and client service and this year following the national rebrand our specialists have combined rankings. 

Sudhir Singh, Head of Not for Profit at MHA, comments:  
“At a time when the Charity Commission has highlighted poor financial reporting and auditing standards in the sector we are pleased that our clients have recognised our strong nationwide commitment to excellence in specialist knowledge and service.” 

We would like to thank all our clients who took the time to complete the survey.  

Our sector experience 

Collectively, our eight member firms act for over 1,600 charities. This includes educational establishments, with over 30 independent schools and over 800 academy schools. Our dedicated Not for Profit team within MHA work together to provide national coverage throughout the country, sharing both resources and expertise to benefit clients. This ensures the technical advice clients receive is truly best in class. 

The group regularly respond to consultations nationally to capture UK charity views and concerns. A number of MHA Partners serve as Charity Trustees themselves, with first-hand experience in helping charities run efficiently and successfully. 

MHA produce an annual guide designed to offer guidance to finance team, Trustees and the senior management teams in charity organisations. The latest report, Using Conflict as a Catalyst for Change, is a guide to help charities embrace, manage and mitigate conflict within their teams.   

Read the full report here. 

For more information or to discuss the results from the survey further, please get in touch to be put into contact with your local firm.