Charities

At Deans, we take particular pleasure in working with charities and it’s become a specialism of our firm. We’re experts in preparing charity accounts, financial reporting for charities and independent examinations.

We also undertake trustee responsibilities in some instances, and advise trustees in others, ensuring charity accounts are properly prepared. They need to comply with charities legislation, the Companies Act and the charity statements of recommended practice (SORPs) for Scotland, or for England and Wales, as required.

Advice on and administration of Gift Aid for charities with retail operations is another area where our specialist advice is often invaluable. We’re also increasingly asked for advice in relation to VAT, agreeing partial exemption calculations and special schemes with the VAT office on behalf of clients.

Whether your charity is large or small, we have the experience and skills in preparing charity accounts to assist you in meeting your statutory responsibilities – and the expectations of stakeholders and donors.

Our charity accounting service includes… 

  • Trustee functions and advice
  • Accounts prepared in line with the charity SORP
  • Advice on Gift Aid
  • Charity VAT exemptions
  • Independent examinations (charity audit)

> Construction industry

The construction industry is one of the most volatile sectors in the UK economy so careful planning and advice are needed to maintain efficiency and competitiveness.

> Investment and financial services

We’re not only qualified independent financial advisers (IFAs) but also, as your accountants, know your financial and tax situation in extra depth.

> Charities

Deans has a particular specialism in preparing charity accounts, reports, and independent examinations, having many years’ experience with charities and trustee responsibilities.

> Knitwear

We provide accountancy services and business advice to a number of traditional high-quality knitwear manufacturers, helping them remain efficient and competitive.

> Retail

Many of our clients operate shops and outlets across the UK and rely on us for support with business planning, cashflow planning, retail VAT schemes and staff payroll.

> Solicitors

As professional advisers ourselves, we understand the legislative requirements put upon the legal profession, including financial reporting to the Law Society.

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We offer free initial consultations to potential clients – call us today.
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