Accountants for Charities

Why Choose Us To Deliver Your Charity Accounts?

Our work preparing charity accounts at Sterling Grove Accountants is important to us. By law, every charity must prepare a set of accounts and a trustees’ annual report. 

We have built up an expertise and specialism over a number of years in supporting Charities and not for profit organisations.

As a result, we have a dedicated team in place to support our charity clients.

Sterling Knowledge

The Sterling charity accounts team have an extensive and intuitive knowledge of the charity sector.

This knowledge is put to work to offer: advisory services across charity audit, charity accounting, taxation and payroll to the partners, business owners and trustees.

Charity Accounts Requirements

Every charity, even if it is not required to register with the Charity Commission, must keep accounting records. These accounting records include cash books, receipts, records of grants, etc.

It is a legal requirement to prepare a set of annual accounts. 

We Understand Charity Accounts Rules

Rules around Charity accounts and reporting are detailed and comprehensive. The aim of the accounts and reports is to provide a clear picture of your charity’s activities and financial position.

Accounts and the type of report which a charity has to prepare depends on:

  • legal structure
  • income
  • the value of its assets

Scrutiny of Charity Accounts:

There are two types of external scrutiny of accounts:

  • Independent examination
  • Audit

Charities with a gross annual income between £25,000 and £250,000 must have their accounts independently examined or audited.

All charities with annual income above £1m (or with an income over £250,000 and assets above £3.26m) are required to have an audit conducted.

The Sterling Service

We will offer you a comprehensive and fast to respond proactive accounting, taxation and business advisory service.

Our services are tailored to your needs and goals with a particular focus on profit maximisation and helping you grow.

Our experienced team work closely with the trustees to ensure that the charity meets all of its reporting and auditing requirements whether because of its own rules or the Charity Commission rules.

Contact Us 

If you are unsure of any of the obligations that your charity has to meet. Please contact Gianni Amasanti on 01628 523700 or via email and you will find him very happy to help.

Our Services

How can we help you?

Audit for Charities

Larger charities who predominantly are also limited companies must be audited and follow company law as well as charity law.

We are Registered Auditors and are able to carry out an audit  and ensure the charity meets the requirements of both company and charity law.


Small Charities

Small charities can prepare simplified charity accounts on a payment and receipts basis.

They need to prepare a simplified trustees’ annual report, including the charity’s aims and achievements, names of trustees, the structure of the charity and a brief financial review.

We help trustees of charities with their reporting requirements

Independent Examination

Charities with income between £25,000 and £500,000 will need to be Independently Examined.

We are able to carry out the Independent Examination to ensure the charity complies with their reporting requirements.

Payroll for Charities

Our dedicated payroll team will  take the burden of administrating your payroll away from you giving you more time to concentrate on your charitable activities.

Accounting for Charities

Charity accounts are very structured and need to comply with the Charity and Company law.

We can help you with the presentation of your accounts.

Charity Advisory

Our experienced specialist Charity team will be able to offer you strategic advice and guidance to ensure you meet your reporting and other requirements.

What they say about us

Client Testimonials

Scalabrini Mission is part of a wider community stretching across five continents serving migrants of all cultures, religions and ethnic groups.

Sterling Grove Accountants have been working with us for many years and this has enabled us to build a strong working relationship where our needs are not only met but excelled. We would strongly recommend Sterling Grove Accountants for their knowledge as accountants in the Charity sector and the ability to provide a valuable service tailored to our needs.

Scalabrini Mission – Religious Charity - London

Am delighted to have worked with Sterling Grove Accountants for as long as I can remember. I work for a small Family Support Charity and Sterling Grove Accountants handle the examination of our charity accounts at the end of every financial year.

It is always a great experience to work with Sterling Grove Accountants. I normally liaise with Gianni, who is always helpful and extremely responsive to any queries I have. Gianni and the team, make the examination of our charity accounts a good experience and I always feel that as a Charity we are in good hands.

Tanya Link - Home Start Hillingdon – Family Support Charity

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