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Charity & Not-For-Profit

If you’re in charge of running a charity, you will know how it differs from operating a business and how its motives and goals vary.

Non-profit organisations are treated very differently under the law, and managing a charity’s accounts can offer unique challenges as a result.

At Harwood Hutton, our specialists have many years of front line experience helping charities and not-for-profit organisations deal with the ever-increasing demands of reporting and recording of information. We consider the short-term needs but never lose sight of the strategic direction.

We set out to ensure finances are managed carefully and systematically and that no more tax is paid than absolutely necessary.

We will help you maximise your income from investments and assets and, above all, ensure you stay compliant with HMRC requirements.

The specialist charity audit and accountancy services we offer include:

  • Auditing the accounts
  • Advising on trustee responsibilities
  • Preparing and independently examining the accounts to ensure they comply with best practice (Statement of Recommended Practice – SORP)
  • Advising on how best to keep the accounting records
  • Secretarial duties, including bookkeeping, and meeting filing requirements of the Charity Commission and Companies House (if appropriate)
  • Advising on governance and best practice
  • Advising on mergers, joint ventures, redundancies and partnering structures
  • Advising on tax-efficient fundraising and trading issues, including reliefs on gifts to charity
  • Advice on VAT

Contact us today to see how we can help you run your charity of not-for-profit enterprise more efficiently.



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Client Testimonials
  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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