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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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
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
Chris graduated from the London School of Economics and trained as an accountant with the NHS. He spent three years in Cairo as the volunteer finance director of a media organisation. Since returning to the UK in 1995 he has specialised in the charity sector, working for the Shaftesbury Society, Action for Blind People and CIPFA.
He has over twenty five years’ experience in not-for-profit and public services including ten at Director level. His primary achievements have been through implementing strategic change, providing coherence and balance to senior teams, and ensuring that resources are applied appropriately to the objectives of the organisation. He has a masters degree in charity finance and a strong interest in professional development, founding the CIPFA Charity Panel and the CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance at London South Bank University.Get in touch with Chris Harris
Sudhir is National Head of Not for Profit and an audit partner based in MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s London City Office. He is a highly experienced not for profit specialist who has worked in the sector for over 25 years. Prior to joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson he was either the national sector head or a specialist partner in three other top 20 accountancy practices.
He is a recognised expert in not for profit accounting, finance, governance, law and regulation, has served on several working parties, and is regularly asked to speak or write on these topics, He has good links to sector bodies, regulators and other sector professionals.
His experience includes charities, independent schools, academies, free schools, further and higher education establishments, executive non departmental public bodies and other not for profit entities. He has particularly focused on advising complex and high profile organisations, working with larger not for profits, having acted for over 25 top 250 registered charities, and using his extensive knowledge to provide practical solutions.
His personal sector commitment in a voluntary capacity also extends over 25 years. He is currently a member of the finance committee of a cathedral, and has previously been Honorary Treasurer of ACEVO, Vice-Chairman of Governors at an independent school, and held other trustee roles.
Get in touch with Sudhir Singh
In his spare time Sudhir plays double bass in various London and Hertfordshire based orchestras.
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