Our Not for Profit group has the passion and commitment to ensure that MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the best possible partner for a not-for-profit organisation. Our approach eases compliance to support organisational health, and empowers operational fitness to maximise impact on your beneficiaries.
We offer a whole life-cycle service – from start-ups to winding-up - for clients ranging from local community and volunteer-led organisations to high-profile national and international 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.
Our partners have decades of professional and personal commitment to the sector, and a determination to identify practical, real-world solutions for our clients. Our strong technical expertise contributes to the development of the sector’s regulatory framework. Being actively involved in standard-setting means we not only help our clients understand changes they face, but help them prepare proactively.
We are actively embedded in the not-for-profit sector; this puts us in the best position to support and empower our clients to be fully aware and informed of all relevant changes and developments that 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.
We are strong believers in the importance of the not-for-profit sector, so we keep abreast of key challenges and issues. For the wider benefit of the sector we also contribute our expertise to support the sector’s infrastructure; we contribute to the work of many key sector bodies, including as members of working groups and host to joint events and services.
Our empowering compliance and assurance services include:
Our advisory services are designed to aid organisational and operational fitness:
We actively measure the quality of our client service through both formal and informal means. We encourage feedback from our clients and for our performance as auditors to be formally assessed. We undertake regular client satisfaction surveys; 95% of clients say they would recommend our firm to others.
Get in touch to discuss how our experts can help your organisation to become more efficient.
Head of Not for Profit, Partner
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In this latest issue we cover SORP Updates, Good Governance in Charities, Charity Fraud Alert, Charity Sector Productivity Review, Charity Tax Group Launches National VAT Researh Survey, National Living Wage & HMRC enhanced CEST Tool.
Good governance depends on Trustees having a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities
Charities are particularly vulnerable targets for fraudsters.
In our Forensic Accounting information sheet we provide key advice to minimise the chance of a fraud occurring.
Whilst the premise of this Guide is that more charities should have a formal process to ensure their trustee board has high financial competency - might seem obvious, it is reasonable to first confirm this need.
This How to Guide outlines the essential steps for a Not for Profit organisation to identify gaps in financial competency, setting up the process, identifying the right skills matrix and how to instil long term competency in your organisation
Chris joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson from a large mid-tier firm where he spent the previous 20 years since graduation from university managing a range of internal audit clients across the Not for Profit and Charity sectors.
Chris has over fifteen years of experience operating at a senior management level in supporting his client to ensure they have in place an effective governance, risk management and compliance framework and supporting a number of them through a period of uncertainty and change. Chris is a strong advocate for the innovative use of Internal Audit to provide assurance over the effectiveness of their control environment.
Chris is an ACCA Fellow and has dedicated his career to Internal Audit since graduating in Economics from the University of York.Get in touch with Chris Rising
Bianca heads the firm’s Schools & Academies sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist knowledge and expertise developed over 30 years; initially supporting a number of schools in the 1990’s which became Grant Maintained, then moving on to support independent schools as well as schools converting to Academy status and today advising established and growing Multi Academy Trusts, often with complex structures and individual needs. Her diverse portfolio includes many charities, schools, academies, religious organisations and voluntary groups as well as commercial and owner managed businesses.
Bianca holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting, which acknowledges expertise and experience in charity accounting and finance at the highest level and is regularly referred to by Partners of the firm to provide guidance on the complex and regulated accounting requirements faced by the Not for Profit sector.
Bianca takes a personal interest in her clients' success and is proud to support the many dedicated individuals, organisations and professionals to achieve their goals. A member of the Churches Main Committee, she devotes much of her spare time to doing voluntary work.Get in touch with Bianca Silva
Cara is a qualified accountant with nearly 20 years experience and a Gold Medal winner for the ACCA Examinations achieving the highest exam results in the world for the professional stage exams.
In addition to her general client portfolio, Cara specialises in working with the Not for Profit sector including local and national Charities, Independent Schools, Academies and community interest companies, supplying audit, assurance, governance and taxation advisory services to local and national organisations.
Audit is meant to be so much more than a number crunching exercise and Cara strives to ensure that the audit process is adding value through a risk based approach with open communication and feedback.
Cara’s client base extends across East Anglia, where she has a strong reputation for providing excellent hands on service to local businesses and charities. She was crowned the East Anglian Daily Times - Young Business Person of the Year in 2013.
Out of work Cara enjoys spending time with her husband and her children in the countryside.Get in touch with Cara Miller
Alyson is a specialist Education and Not for Profit Audit partner. She joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2018 as part of the firm’s sector growth strategy. She advised the first converter academy in Kent and has gone on to advise the first academy PRU, special schools and those with PFI contracts assisting in the negotiation of revised funding streams to cater for special business cases.
She was previously head of the academies team at Williams Giles, where she started the academies practice when the first schools began to convert following the 2010 legislation. Prior to specialising in education, Alyson has enjoyed a career spanning Corporate Finance, Not for Profit audit, and Corporate Recovery. Alyson works with a number of academy training providers to deliver lectures on academy finance and management, and is also regularly asked to chair academy conferences and write articles for the sector.
Alyson was Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Kent between 2003 and 2007 and has held a number of roles at national level in the organisation. She has served several terms on the ruling Council, and Chaired the Membership Committee and acted as Deputy Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee between 2010 and 2017. She has a particular interest in governance in the Not for Profit sector and is currently serving on a policy sub committee of the IoD in this area.Get in touch with Alyson Howard
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SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector