Kate Sayer

Kate Sayer

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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Kate Sayer, Non-executive director, Development Initiatives Poverty Research

Understanding how auditors think and work can help your charity get more from its auditors, says Kate Sayer.

Kate Sayer, Non-executive director, Develpment Initiatives Poverty Research

Kate Sayer explains what auditors will look for before signing off a charity's accounts.

Unauthorised trustee benefits

A chair of trustees and an auditor both advise on the best way to react to concerns around unauthorised trustee benefit.

How to handle a trading company

Kate Sayer advises a company secretary on how to handle an uncooperative trading company.

Board papers: presenting a business case for a decision

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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