Sayer Vincent is a firm of chartered accountants that has been dedicated to charities and social enterprises for over 30 years. Through our tailored audit and advice services, we provide trustees and managers with the assurance that their charity is managing its resources effectively. As well as being commercial accountants, our team has an in-depth knowledge of the governance and management of charities and social enterprises. They can advise on a range of business activities to help your organisation achieve the best financial outcomes, always mindful of your objectives. Working with Sayer Vincent you will feel that you have extra people in your team.

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Find out what it is like to work with Sayer Vincent - take a look at some of our case studies

  • CSV
  • DEC 
  • Havens Hospices 
  • RIBA
  • Ambitious About Autism
  • Greenpeace
  • Freemantle Trust 

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September 2014 Newsletter

  • Financial Leadership Awards shortlist announced
  • New rate relief for shops
  • PAYE: make sure you file and pay on time to avoid new penalties
  • VAT on cross border digital supplies
  • VAT cost sharing groups
  • Tax survey
  • SORP 2015
  • LinkedIn Group – Charity Financial Leadership
  • Charity Accountants’ Conference 2014 – 18-19 September Bristol
  • Inspiring Financial Leadership – training course over nine modules
  • Cost effective help with finance projects

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International charities - mapping your assurance activity

Once you have identified the key risks, you need to think about how they should be managed, and then monitoring the actions. (read more..)

Not just a tick box exercise – making board appraisals effective

Whatever sector you operate in, and whatever the size of your organisation, there is an increasing expectation, and for certain corporate boards, a requirement, that you have some form of board appraisal or evaluation. (read more..)

Publishing charity executive pay

There has been considerable debate about the whole issue of salaries in the charity sector for some time. (read more..)

Balancing innovation and risk in charities

The Guardian recently invited me to take part in a live debate focusing on innovation and risk in charities.<(read more..)

Charity Accountants' Conference 2014

Another exciting conference is being lined up for 18-19th September in Bristol. Get the dates in your diary. Conference highlights include an opening plenary by Martin Brookes, Director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation; a debate on the direction for charity tax policies and evening entertainment on 18th September with comedian (and former accountant) Fred MacAulay. There will also be sessions to develop your knowledge and skills and bring you up to date with the new SORPs and tax issues. Book your place with the Directory of Social Change

Financial Leadership Awards

The shortlist for the awards has been announced and the winners will be presented with their awards at a gala dinner on 18th September at the Bristol Marriott, hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay.