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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July 2014 Newsletter

  • New Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities
  • Reporting senior executive pay
  • SORP requirements on reporting senior executive pay
  • Positive outcome to consultation on new tax legislation
  • Tax survey
  • Last call for entries - Financial Leadership Awards – five prizes worth £1,000 each
  • LinkedIn Group – Charity Financial Leadership
  • More of the wood, less of the trees
  • Charity Accountants’ Conference 2014 – 18-19 September Bristol
  • Accounting software – a guide for not-for-profit organisations
  • Inspiring Financial Leadership – training course over nine modules
  • Cost effective help with finance projects

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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..)

Effectiveness through transparency

International NGOs can and should embrace transparency as part of improving their overall effectiveness.<(read more..)

Fall out from the Cup Trust

The Cup Trust was a charity set up by promoters with an extraordinarily complex series of transactions to take advantage of charity tax reliefs. (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 2014 awards are open for applications. Nominate your favourite charity finance professional - staff member, treasurer or volunteer. Closing date is 31 July 2014 and awards will be presented at the gala dinner at the Charity Accountants' Conference on 18th September.