Charities

Regulation has greatly increased in recent years and accounts have to be produced in standard formats. The government’s Charity Acts legislation and the Charity Commissioners guidance have to be followed and changes are ongoing. Audit or review needs can vary with the size and type of Charity and Trustees have to be seen to be “doing the right thing”.

Gilroy & Brookes have been “doing the right thing” for Charities for many years. We provide specialist advice to a wide range of charities including equestrian, PTAs, churches, heritage, educational, village halls, counselling and military. We ensure compliance without being legalistic, act as professional advisers for best Practice, or as Registered Auditors and Independent Examiners, as required.

We recognise that charities often do not have in-house accountancy expertise and that employees and volunteers alike can further the aims of the charity better by contributing their own specialist skills. Trustees tool are reassured by an independent and external examination of the finances.

Gilroy & Brookes give practical support to our clients by providing input throughout the year which may include advice on accounting records, attendance at meetings, briefing on new developments and generally looking after the interests of the charity.

We can also help Trustees find the right answers to key questions such as:

  • Do we need an auditor or an independent examiner?
  • Are we fully aware of current legislation?
  • What are the Tax and VAT pitfalls to avoid?
  • What accounting records should we keep?
  • What do I need to include in the annual trustees report?
  • Would you like the comfort of Gilroy & Brookes’ experience?
  • How do you get in touch with us?


The last question is easy: telephone 01252 320446 or e-mail us, with no obligation. We will then contact you to talk things through.