Chartered accountants, Price Bailey, have topped the list of the region’s charity auditors in the annual survey of the charity audit market by Charity Finance magazine.
With 100 percent client satisfaction scores for their expertise and commitment to the voluntary sector, the firm climbed eight places in the top 40 league table, above a number of larger national companies and its regional competitors.
“The survey results are a testament to our deep knowledge and understanding of the needs and challenges facing charities today,” said Price Bailey Partner and Head of Charities, Helena Wilkinson. “This expertise is combined with a strong commitment to forming close personal relationships with clients, many of whom have been with us for many years, to help them achieve their goals and overcome challenges while ensuring legislative compliance.”
Price Bailey has a dedicated team of more than 14 charity experts 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 for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.