Not for profit

The administration and accounting requirements of charities and not-for-profit organisations are very different from those of other businesses.

ABS Accountancy is committed to ensuring that our Not for Profit service is one off the best possible partners for not-for-profit organisations, within the High Peak.  Our approach eases compliance to support organisational health, and empowering operational fitness to maximise impact on your beneficiaries.

In fact, as well as advising charities, many of our staff actively undertake roles as trustees and directors. By getting directly involved, we have an enhanced overview of how charities work and function.  As such we’re able to take a broader and wider view when it comes to offering the appropriate professional advice. Therefore you’ll find that ABS Accountancy provides accounting and organisational/management advice specifically tailored to the requirements of non-profit making organisations, under the Charities Act, Charities SORP and other legislation.

As a not-for-profit or charity organisation, much of your time will more likely to be taken up with funding concerns – plus a growing need to demonstrate sustainability, transparency, accountability and responsible governance. At ABS Accountancy, we fully understand these challenges, and we’ve developed specialist services to help you meet them – whether you’re a charity, social enterprise, membership or trade organisation.

We offer a whole life-cycle service – from start-ups to winding-up – for clients ranging from local community and volunteer-led organisations to national not for profits. Whatever your size, stage of development, or area of focus, you can rely on us to have the experience and services you need.

We can help you achieve your goals and overcome obstacles, while minimising risk and complying with regulations.

Empowering and guiding clients 

Being actively involved in the Not for Profit sector means we not only help our clients understand changes they face, but help them prepare proactively. This puts us in the best possible position to support and empower our clients to be fully aware and informed of all relevant changes and developments that may impact them. We accompany this tailored communication with practical guidance to ease compliance and support the adoption of best practice, prepared by individuals that have undertaken these actions themselves.

The common services that most off our Not for Profit clients are interested include:

  • Preparing statutory accounts, and more easily digestible summary accounts for managers and trustees
  • Annual independent examination of accounts
  • Advice on operating structure
  • Payroll services
  • Advice on financial reporting/management and statutory issues
  • Tax and VAT compliance

Our services are designed to aid compliance, assurance, organisational and operational fitness: 

  • Fit and competent governance reviews
  • Fit and proper tax reviews
  • Fit and lean finance function effectiveness

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