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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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.

Understanding financial performance and key financial indicators

Most board members, at some time or other, have sat in meetings and wondered what on earth is going on when the finances are being discussed. Don Bawtree provides an overview of the key financial terms.

Assessing  your charity's solvency for Sorp

Trustees are required make a realistic assessment of their charity’s solvency, whenever they issue accounts under the Sorp (Statement of recommended practice).

Trustees, trading and tax

In challenging times, charities will be exploring every possible means of raising money. Trustees need to be careful that these fundraising efforts do not inadvertently expose the charity to an unnecessary tax liability. How do trustees make sure they are getting it right?

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A closer look at VAT and direct mail

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No excuse for late filing of annual accounts

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Don Bawtree takes a look at the rules surrounding the late filing of financial accounts.

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How to fund digital transformation at charities

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The landscape that charities operate in is changing, and the funding structures which support the sector...

Really simple first aid at the British Red Cross

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Kirsty Weakley report's on a new customer-relationship management system at the British Red Cross, and...

Paying the price of poor data management: how to avoid falling foul of the Data Protection Act

29 Jun 2015

Charities are still failing to sufficiently protect personal data, with breaches more than doubling over...

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