Chartered accountants Price Bailey has been named the Best Overall Charity Auditor as voted for by its clients in the National Charity Auditor Awards 2016, the annual survey of the charity audit market conducted by Charity Finance magazine.
The firm also came joint fourth for charity expertise, above a number of larger national companies and its regional competitors. It is the fourth year running that the firm has made the top 40 charity auditors overall, this year leaping from 24th to 18th position.
“The survey results are a testament to our strong commitment to forming close personal relationships and delivering excellent service to our clients, many of whom have been with us for many years,” said Price Bailey Partner and Head of Charities, Helena Wilkinson. “This expertise is combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of the needs and challenges facing charities today, to help them achieve their goals and overcome challenges while ensuring legislative compliance.
“It is especially rewarding to see the recognition from our clients with over 97 percent of them awarding us top marks for service and for expertise,” she added. “The charity and not for profit sector is a very important area of our business, and we are constantly growing and winning new clients based throughout London, East Anglia and further afield.”
Price Bailey has a dedicated team of more than 14 charity expert partners and managers and works for over 400 charities and not-for-profit organisations covering a broad range of causes, representing more than ten percent of the firm’s business. This team provides a broad range of services tailored to the charity and not-for-profit sector, and is able to call upon other Price Bailey specialists to provide advice on strategy, corporate finance, employment law, pensions, tax planning and investment as required.
Price Bailey’s reputation in the sector has grown significantly in recent years which has led to its involvement in lobbying the government on issues faced by charities as well as being at the forefront of influencing HMRC policy. Most recently the team at Price Bailey, led by Helena Wilkinson completed the full updating of the ‘CCH Preparing Charity Accounts – New UK GAAP edition’ reference book that now deals with the presentation and disclosure requirements of new UK GAAP and the charity SORPs.