James Saunders specialises in the nonprofit sector and has considerable experience working with charities, especially in the education, arts and creative sectors. He handles everything from core financial and compliance services to best practice and ongoing improvement for trustees and governors, and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting.
He is held in high regard for his education sector specialism and is trusted adviser to independent schools, academies and multi-academy trusts. James is a regular presenter at education sector events and participates in governmental forums. Previously, he worked with a wide variety of owner-managed businesses and corporate groups, helping with all aspects of accounting, tax and compliance.
Excellent client service is always at the heart of James’ approach, and he is known for being a good listener and helpful adviser. Clients like his easy-going and open nature – they say that he is approachable, has a keen eye for detail and is proactive in finding solutions.
James is a governor at Rose Hill School, a regional board representative at Reach2 MAT, and has recently been a trustee of Slide Away, a charity providing counselling services to schoolchildren struggling with bereavement, and of Med Supply Drive UK, a charity set up in the pandemic to help with PPE logistics.