At Ballards LLP, we understand that to work with charitable organisations, large or small, it takes a certain expertise.
Our specialist team of charity sector accountants keep up to date on the Charities Act 2006 and all ‘Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) guidelines as well as regular ‘continuous professional development’ courses and initiatives. Along with 30 years of experience working within the sector, this continuous updating of sector skills means that we are able to provide a tailored and specialist approach to our charity sector clients.
We work closely with the charities that we look after, appointing a regular point of contact as well as providing direct access to Partners at all times. We feel that building strong relationships and providing regular meetings leads to solid planning and efficiencies.
In the UK, over 75% of businesses are family companies so a large percentage of our clients are affected. We therefore have a great deal of experience in dealing with problems that may arise and more importantly preventing problems before they occur.
It is a common misconception that charities need not consider taxation matters. Our award winning taxation team specialise in the charity sector tax services including areas such as Gift Aid, Capital Gains and VAT.
We feel it is important to provide value in our audit process. This is achieved by not only ticking and checking information but by working closely with our charity clients and providing sensible, strategic advice on efficiencies and structure. Our cost effective charity audits have been complimented throughout the market for their value and effective post audit input.
A number of our charity sector clients take advantage of our quasi FD services. This allows for Partners to attend regular internal meetings, provide ‘on the ground’ advice in real time as well as further getting under the skin of the charity, ultimately leading to an improved service, effectiveness and risk minimisation.
Ballards LLP really understands the farming business, they speak my language and they know what's going on in the sector. Their advice on diversifying has been great for me. With Ballards LLP, I don't have to worry about the everyday financial compliance and I can concentrate on, with their assistance, growing the farm and pushing forward with my plans.
Having worked with many accountants, Ballards LLP are very good, I get a personal service, and honest advice with no jargon. I particularly appreciate their pre-planning meetings which minimises the GP's time, their support is invaluable and I have on many occasions recommended them.
Ballards LLP have really looked after our business, it was with their help that we acquired the funding to develop our business, and with their ongoing support we keep track of the business financially so we know where we're going.
We have had a very long association with Ballards LLP who have provided our accounting services to us for over 15 years. It has been very reassuring to have such a professional organisation advising with our accounting and development requirements. I really can't recommend Ballards LLP highly enough.