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Kate Sayer is a partner at Sayer Vincent, specialist auditors and advisors to the charity and not-for-profit sector.
Kate has in-depth knowledge of the legal and financial frameworks within which charities and social enterprises have to work, including taxation and VAT. She works to improve the effectiveness of organisations through better ways of working, improved risk management processes and better support functions.
As well as being a qualified chartered accountant, Kate is a certified NLP master practitioner, lecturer at Cass Business School on the charity MSc and other courses, and a non-executive director of Charity Bank and Development Initiatives Poverty Research.
Kate is the author of a number of publications and guides on charity finance, taxation and management.
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Understanding how auditors think and work can help your charity get more from its auditors, says Kate Sayer.
A chair of trustees and an auditor both advise on the best way to react to concerns around unauthorised trustee benefit.
The fallout from the BBC Panorama investigation into Comic Relief's investments has highlighted the ongoing confusion in the sector over the Charity Commission's CC14 guidance.
CFG, Acevo, the Institute of Fundraising and Sayer Vincent have launched a new publication on how charities can better manage their reserves.
It is the responsibility of the chief executive to ensure that trustees have sufficient information to make informed decisions. Kate Sayer describes the essential components of a board paper requiring a major decision to be made by a board of trustees.
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