Don Bawtree

Don Bawtree

BDO LLP

Don Bawtree heads up accountancy firm BDO not for profit unit unit and has specific responsibility for larger and national clients. He is a charity sector expert with 20 years experience in the sector with a particular focus on financial governance. Apart from lecturing, client and committee work, Don is chair of the Auditing Practices Board committee and author of the guide to SORP compliance, published by Charity Finance. He is also author with Kate Kirkland of Tottel's Charity Administration, and is on the advisory board of Governance magazine

 

 

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Quicker off the mark: how long charities take to file accounts

In an era of increasing transparency, Alice Sharman investigates how long charities take to file their accounts and asks whether they should do so more speedily.

Don Bawtree, partner at BDO

Don Bawtree believes that charities could file their accounts within two months if they really wanted to.

Lessons from the corporate world on best practice for the audit committee

Don Bawtree reflects on audit committee best practice, and its contribution to good corporate governance.

Regulator guidance on strategic reports

Don Bawtree looks at the latest guidance from the Charity Commission and OSCR for large charities about producing a strategic report.

Reserves policies in autism charities

Carole Claridge evaluates the reserves policies and practices of charities in the autism sector.

Sorp consultation: Lost in the fog?

The sector needs strong financial accountability, but the format of the proposed new Sorp is unlikely to deliver it, fears Don Bawtree.

Don Bawtree, partner at BDO

Don Bawtree bemoans the lack of consistency in reserves reporting by charities.

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HMRC penalties - a change in approach

Don Bawtree explains changes to HMRC's penalty system.

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