Supporting charities making an impact

As part of the community in which we live and work, Rawlinsons has acted as an accountant for charities for many years. We now work with more than 100 charitable and not for profit organisations, operating in a variety of sectors including cultural, education, leisure, benevolent, religious and grant making charities.

Our core accountancy services to charities include:

  • Outsourced services: payroll and bookkeeping
  • Year end services: preparation of accounts, independent examination and audit
  • Tax planning and advice

Additional services for charities

In addition to the compliance work our charity clients often come to us for additional support, for example:

  • Setting up a charity or trading subsidiary
  • Assessing the medium term financial viability of a charity;
  • Due diligence work in respect of charity mergers;
  • Reviewing gift aid and how a charity can maximise the benefits from this scheme;
  • VAT advice on property with a mixed charitable and non-charitable use; negotiations with HMRC in respect of input VAT recovery;
  • Reviewing bookkeeping processes, accounting systems and management information presented to trustees
  • Certification of grant claims;
  • The management and administration of legacy income

“Charities have to demonstrate the impact of their work on their beneficiaries, and we believe that the work we do with charities must also have a positive impact on the health of our client.” said Mark Jackson, who heads up the charity team, “As part of our support we host a free annual Charity Conference which over the last few years has provided charities with both networking opportunities and valuable input on a whole host of topics.”

Supporting community and charity events

Rawlinsons is very much part of the community and are proud to support a wide variety of community and charity events each year. For example:

  • Some members of the team act as Trustees or regular volunteers for charities
  • Annual volunteering where teams go out from Rawlinsons to provide practical support to charities for a day
  • We have sponsored the Peterborough Telegraph ‘not for profit enterprise’ award for the past few years
  • Members of the Rawlinsons team have taken part in a variety of walks, runs, including the Great Eastern Run, and other sponsored events
  • We hold a monthly event, for example dress down days, coffee mornings, charity raffles within the office raising money for local causes chosen by our team

Contact a member of our team to find out more about how we can support your charity to make an impact.