Not for Profit

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.

Sector dedication provides specialist charity accounting support

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.

Empowering and guiding clients 

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.  

How we can help not-for-profit organisations

Our empowering compliance and assurance services include: 

  • Bookkeeping and outsourcing
  • Accounting and payroll
  • Tax and VAT compliance
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal and external audits
  • Independent examinations 

Our advisory services are designed to aid organisational and operational fitness: 

  • Fit and competent governance reviews
  • Fit and proper tax reviews
  • Fit and lean finance function effectiveness
  • Fit for consumption financial reporting
  • Fit for purpose risk and internal audit services
  • Fit for nothing restructuring and recovery
  • Corporate finance support  

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.

Key contact

Head of Not for Profit, Partner
Sudhir Singh
+44 (0)20 7429 0547
 

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Meet the team

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Jennifer Whatson

Audit Manager

Jen joined MacIntyre Hudson in July 2013 following the firm’s merger with her previous Kent-based firm, was swiftly promoted to Assistant Manager and then Manager, and moved to the specialist Not for Profit team in the London city office in April 2016. Jen has worked with charity clients since the beginning of her accountancy training in 2008, gaining significant experience of both accountancy and audit, and has built up a comprehensive knowledge of the sector. Jen’s current portfolio is audit-dominated and spans a wide variety of charities, academies and other not-for-profit clients, with a particular emphasis on those receiving government or other public funding, and membership associations, as well as some commercial clients.

Jen is committed to developing strong working relationships with clients and colleagues alike, and prides herself on thinking practically when discussing solutions to issues raised. 

Outside of the office, Jen enjoys roller skating, swimming and family days out – usually to a theme park!

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Helen Blundell

Director

Helen joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2015 following the merger with Birmingham based MHA Bloomer Heaven.  She has more than twenty years experience in the Not for Profit sector, including charities, academies, schools and other not for profit bodies and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting as well as a post graduate certificate in Charity Accounting and Financial Management. 

Helen works across our Birmingham and Leicester offices and acts as engagement principal on audit and independent examination assignments as well as advising on special assignments across a range of issues.  Helen is also involved in delivering training on a regular basis for clients and staff but also for bodies such as Charity Finance Group serving the not for profit sector.

Helen has extensive experience in advising charities across a range of issues and served as a trustee of Birmingham Cathedral for more than six years. She has had experience of auditing grants made to aid agencies on behalf of the European Commission and has held an appointment as an Interim Manager appointed by the Charity Commission. She is passionate about delivering advisory support to the sector to help them fulfil their charitable objectives. 

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Jon Higginbottom

Audit Director

Jon is an audit director who joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP in April 2017.

He joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP having being with his previous firm for over 16 years he brings with him an excellent depth of knowledge as a result of working with various companies and organisations across various sectors which includes the charity / Not-for-profit, and education sectors as well as various commercial sectors including OMBs and UK subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, which gives him a rounded view of the economy and helps him understand his clients business.

Outside of work Jon regularly goes to the theatre and is an avid cyclist.

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Nigel Steele

Business Services Manager

Nigel joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson after working for Grant Thornton for 32 years in November 2016. He joined as a Business Services Manager and is currently looking after a portfolio of clients in the owner managed business sector and prepares final year end accounts and monthly management accounts.  He also looks after a number of not for profit clients, working men’s clubs and Charities.

He enjoys all sports but in particular cricket, last season he coached the undefeated East Northants District Under 13's.  Nigel is currently coaching the Under 13's and playing for Rushden Town 3rd's alongside his 14 year old son.  Nigel is a avid American Football fan and has been to Wembley many times to watch the NFL games.

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What they say about us

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

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With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group