Don Bawtree

Don Bawtree


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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Air miles and other perks as a trustee

Don Bawtree offers advice on trustees receiving indirect perks, such as air miles, through their role at the charity.

Don Bawntree, Trustee YMCA Sussex Central Partner, BDO

Don Bawtree explains what trustees need to know about the new accounting standard.

Fraud eating away silently at the heart of a well governed charity

A lawyer and an auditor both advise on the the next steps to take when fraud is discovered at a charity.

How to compile a register of interest

Don Bawtree advises charities on maintaining a register of interests.

What to consider in drafting compromise agreements with senior charity staff

A lawyer, an accountant and the Charity Commission provide initial advice to a board of trustees on the issue of compromise agreements for senior staff.

Audit letter of representation: to sign or not to sign?

At the end of an audit, the trustees are asked to sign a letter addressed to the audit firm, confirming, amongst other things, that they have told the auditors everything they need to know. Often trustees feel unsure about this letter. Why is it needed? Is the auditor just passing the buck? Is it safe to sign?

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