The leading charity auditor

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the not for profit sector globally. We are the seventh largest UK accountancy firm with over 3,500 partners and staff working in a network of 35 offices within the UK. We are the sixth largest global audit and consulting network with firms in 120 countries and combined staff of over 38,000 in more than 760 offices across the world.

Our charities team

By choice we are a major player in the charities sector. We have had a strong presence in the marketplace throughout our long history as a firm. Indeed it is why many of our partners and staff joined RSM. This specialisation has enabled us to build excellence, which in turn has allowed us to grow our practice and to work with a growing number of both local and national charities.

We operate a national charities group comprising over 25 partners and 100 staff, who advise our charity clients. Our national group by itself is larger than many “specialist” firms and we find our strength and depth in the sector is usually greater than that offered by larger more generalist firms. The benefit for our clients is the delivery of high quality services, from committed and engaged teams with extensive experience and specialist skills. We aim to go beyond the delivery of just compliance services by maximising the value we add through all our services.

Our charity experience

RSM is recognised as specialist providers of external audit and advisory services to the charity sector. We identified the charity sector as a priority sector for the firm many years ago, and have invested heavily in our specialist teams and bespoke service offering. Over the years our team has delivered seminars, produced publications and sat on committees and working parties for organisations such as ICAEW, ACEVO, Charity Finance Group, Charity Tax Group, Charity Law Association, and other specialist groupings.

With over 1,000 charity clients, including almost 250 in the top 5,000 charities and 25 in the top 250, RSM is the leading auditor and advisor to the charity sector. We act for more charities than any other firm, a position we have held for the last eight years. Our not for profit sector work is at the core of our firm as it represents over 15 per cent of RSM’s national practice, and one in six audits we undertake. We also have more holders of the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting than any other firm.

Contact details

Nick Sladden, National Head of Charities


Telephone: 020 3201 8000

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