Audit services and special reports
There can be several situations, even where there
is an existing accountant, where the services of a
specialist auditor may be required.
It may be that the charity has gross income ( ie
not turnover) in excess of £90,000, in the case
of an incorporated charity, or £250,000 in the
case of an unincorporated charity, and the existing
accountant is not a registered auditor.
It may be that the existing accountant, even if a
registered auditor, feels it would be preferable to
use a specialist.
It may be that a specialist report is required, such
as an Article 4 Verification Certificate (A4VC) under
the European Social Fund, or under some requirement
from a grant funder, and the existing accountant is
either not authorised to carry out the work, or feels
that such work requires specific experience.
It may be that the existing accountant feels that
there is insufficient independence to justify undertaking
the work, under the ethical guidelines. This would
be the case, for example, if a family member of the
accountant was a trustee.
In such cases, we would take our instructions directly
from the client, but undertake not to provide any
other professional services to the charity or the
trustees without written permission from the accountancy
We would operate the engagement processes that we,
as a firm, considered appropriate, and would plan
and perform our audit or other verification work according
to our own procedures.
We would agree the fee basis in advance directly
with the charity concerned.
We provide a reliable and effective service, which
helps meet statutory requirements. We use a tailored,
risk-based audit approach, ensuring that we allocate
our resources effectively and focus on the key issues.
We provide regular feedback to trustees and executive
From our office based in York, which is a maximum
of three hours by road, air or rail from 80% of the
population of the United Kingdom, we can offer a prompt
and efficient accounts production and audit service
. Books and records can be sent to us by courier.
As with all our services, our fees are highly competitive.
Our offices are set in a rural location, and therefore
we have low premises overheads. This means that we
are able to offer the highest quality services, very
often at the lowest price.
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