We understand what sets charitable organisations apart – creating social value, not profit. BDO’s national charity team, established for over 25 years and comprising over 250 specialists located across the UK, has a comprehensive knowledge of charity finance, which is why many of the larger registered charities have come to us. Like our clients, we recognise the importance of personal service delivered by charity specialists.
BDO’s charities team supports over 500 national and international Not for Profit organisations across audit, accounting, taxation, governance and other advisory services, as well as providing insights into topical developments in the sector and regular training opportunities. The strength of the BDO international Not for Profit network also enables us to deliver coordinated services to those charities and social enterprises who operate globally.
Our services include:
- Audit and charity accountancy
- Tax planning and compliance
- Strategic planning and advice
- Governance and risk management
- Internal audit
- Fundraising and charity retail
- Gift aid advice
- HR, payroll and employee benefits
- Fraud investigation
- Due diligence / charity mergers
- Training for staff and trustees
Charities are special – at BDO, we understand this. We understand the unique issues from your perspective, which allows us to give practical advice, and our pragmatic approach ensures that we see the wider picture, not just the technicalities. This means that not only are our specialists very familiar with the requirements of the Charities Act and the Charities SORP, they also have day to day knowledge of the issues currently faced by charities in today’s economic environment. By working together with our clients, we look to solve their problems, anticipate those that may lie ahead and help them take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
We know that in order to do this and lead our clients through the changes and challenges they face, we must continue to be actively involved in the charity and wider not for profit sector. As such, we are members of key sector and professional groups, including ACEVO. In this way, we are able to understand and contribute to the research and development of the issues affecting the sector. Our Partners are consulted at a national level on a variety of issues from strategy and policy to compliance and regulatory control.
Only with this unique sector knowledge and experience, can we truly understand our clients and be able to share valuable guidance and insight to help them succeed. We are committed to helping charities and social enterprises excel at what they do best – helping others.