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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  • RIBA
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  • Freemantle Trust 

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October 2014 Newsletter

  • Financial Leadership Awards winners announced
  • Can your charity pay trustees?
  • VAT on cross border supplies
  • SORP 2015 – effective for accounting periods beginning 1 January 2015
  • LinkedIn Group – Charity Financial Leadership
  • Inspiring Financial Leadership – training course
  • Looking for a treasurer?

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What NGOs and corporates can learn from each other

I was privileged to be asked by BOND (the network body for international NGOs in the UK) to chair a panel discussion at their recent conference on what NGOs and corporates can learn from each other in terms of effectiveness.(read more..)

Trust and transparency hold key to remuneration response

Since NCVO published the results of its inquiry into the remuneration of charity senior executives in April, trustees have been asking lots of questions about how best to respond to its recommendations(read more..)

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..)

Charity Accountants' Conference 2014

This year's conference took place in Bristol on 18 and 19 September. Highlights included an opening plenary by Martin Brookes, a debate on the direction for charity tax policies, and sessions to develop your knowledge and skills and bring you up to date with the new SORPs and tax issues.

"As accountants' conferences go it was by far and away the most enjoyable that I have ever attended. A really good variety of workshops to suit all needs and plenty of opportunities to network and chat with other delegates." Jill Long, Teenage Cancer Trust 

"It was good to meet you and all your colleagues. I am sure that all of the delegates greatly appreciated the expertise that you all freely shared and went back to their charities better equipped and inspired to lead and support their organisations." Paul Holland, Shirley Baptist Church

Financial Leadership Awards

Comedian (and former accountant) Fred MacAulay hosted our awards dinner on 18 September. The full list of winners can be found here.