• EQ Charities

    EQ has built a strong reputation for its specialist service to a number of charities, both locally and nationally.

Charities Specialists

We realise that the constantly changing charity regulations demand specialist knowledge, understanding and a pro-active approach. Therefore, our charity team consists of individuals who have built up specific knowledge and experience over a number of years and have a keen interest in this sector.

While the team’s experienced managers deliver seamless compliance and technical advice, we bring added value with our extended team of experts. We have access to specialist VAT departments which have saved or retrieved significant sums for charity and not-for-profit clients.

We pride ourselves on offering each client a personal, tailored service, as we understand no two organisations are the same. 

We can offer each client:

  • A fresh and positive approach from a dedicated partner, manager and controller team who have a depth of experience in the charitable sector
  • Hands-on advice and support from a team who will develop a good understanding of the issues
  • As part of our service, we will contact you on a regular basis in order to develop our understanding of your organisation and thus provide a service which helps you
  • A rigorous examination focused on key risks and carried out in accordance with relevant auditing and accounting standards
  • We will provide an efficient service, agreeing a timetable with you to ensure we deliver at the right time
  • A ‘can do’ attitude, based on building a mutually beneficial relationship, so that we are working with you, rather than for you

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services to our clients, from core accounts preparation, statutory audits and taxation to independent examinations, advice on governance and raising finance. Our specialist charity team is here to support your organisation every step of the way.

We are experienced in providing FRS102 and SORP 2015 compliant accounts for our charity clients and the audit thereon. In addition, we regularly provide the following services to our charity clients:

  • Budgeting
  • Advice on charity governance
  • Advice on major risks
  • Advice on internal controls
  • Trustee training
  • Raising finance
  • VAT advice
  • Advice on trading subsidiaries

Kreston International

We are members of the Kreston UK charities group, a network of independent accounting firms which share a common interest and specialisation in the charity sector.  The group advises over 2,000 charities, including academies, throughout the UK and we work closely together to share experience and expertise so that our clients benefit from a comprehensive range of services and specialist advice. Our membership of the Kreston International network also enables us to deal with any international issues.

Virtual Finance Office

We are also able to offer assistance with payroll, VAT and management accounts services via our Amber Accounting department. They can take the hassle away by providing support in the areas where you may need that extra help. In some cases, they act as a Virtual Finance Office (VFO), fully outsourcing the financial function allowing you to focus on the day-to-day running of your organisation. One of our VFO can talk you through the areas in which they can help, ensuring you get the best possible solution for you.

There are a variety of ways in which we can help you get the best outcome from your charity. Contact one of the Charities team today to see how we can work together to achieve your objectives and ambitions.

  • We have used EQ Accountants since 2003 and have always been impressed by the thoroughness of their audit, particularity welcomed by a government funded charity such as ours.

    They ensure we are made aware of any changes in legislation and are available to offer support to us throughout the year, not just during the annual audit.

    We are extremely satisfied with their services.

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  • We find the whole EQ Charities team to be very approachable, friendly and easy to work with. They are knowledgeable in all areas of charity law, and always ensure we are kept up to date with an understanding of the potential impact on the Diocese. They are keen to understand our charity and its activities so they can provide the best advice to us at all times.

    Melissa Walton
    Diocese of Dunkeld

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