As a top ten UK audit practice, Crowe Clark Whitehill is a leading provider of accountancy and business advice. Our firm was voted Mid-Tier Auditor of the Year (FDs’ Excellence Awards 2009 and 2010). We are the top charity auditor (CaritasData Top 3000 Charities 2010/2011 and Charity Finance Audit Survey 2009, 2010 and 2011) and have one of the largest and fastest growing teams of charity specialists.
Our firm is the UK member of Crowe Horwath International. As one of the largest global professional service organisations, Crowe Horwath International has more than 140 independent member firms operating from 650 offices around the world so we are also well placed to advise our international Not for Profit clients, and those with overseas locations and operations.
We have a long established, dedicated Charity / Not for Profit unit and have the largest team of true specialists working with the sector compared to any other UK accountancy firm. Nationally, we have over 20 partners who specialise in auditing / advising charity clients. Work with our Not for Profit clients represents approximately 30% of our business, and related areas such as VAT, tax, risk management and IT services are also strong and sector focused.
As well as providing audit and advisory services, we support the sector in many practical ways. For example:
· We operate the technical helpline services covering finance, fiscal matters, governance and best practice for Charity Finance Group (CFG), the Charity Tax Group (CTG), the Charity Retail Association and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO).
· As well as regularly contributing to the sector press, we provide venues and speakers, and practical support for umbrella bodies and special interest groups such as ACEVO, CFG, Charities Internal Audit Network and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
· We host our own seminars, as well as conferences in conjunction with other sector groups.
· Our specialist unit includes individuals who are active members of:
o ICAEW Charity and Voluntary Sector SIG Steering Committee
o ICAEW Charity Technical Sub-Committee
o CIPFA Charities Panel
o Institute of Fundraising
o Charity Commission Charity SORP Committee
o Accounting Standards Board – Committee on Accounting for Public Benefit Entities
o Charity Tax Group
o Charity Law Association
o Institute of Risk Management
We believe that our longstanding commitment to the sector is a key strength that differentiates us from our competitors. Furthermore, our sector involvement gives us the inside track on many important issues that benefits our clients as it ensures that they have access to the widest possible pool of knowledge, opinion and contacts.
We keep our clients up to date in a number of ways – for example through "Charities Alert", a regular email newsletter covering audit, accounting, tax and other sector issues. Please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive this.
Further details about our firm are included in our 2011 Annual Report which can be accessed from our website www.croweclarkwhitehill.co.uk