Not for Profit

Our dedicated team of highly experienced accountants and advisers to the not for profit sector is committed to helping organisations thrive in a changing world.

With in-depth knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges faced by not for profit organisations across the sector, we offer a full range of services to take care of your needs at a local, national and international level.

With decades of specialist experience in the sector, and a commitment to maintaining up-to-the-minute knowledge of compliance obligations and legal requirements, Moore Kingston Smith’s award-winning not for profit team will deliver the results you need to help your organisation reach its potential.

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Charities

Award-winning charities group

We are one of the leading firms auditing and advising the charities sector. We have been voted top firm for overall service in the Charity Finance 2020/21 Audit Survey, out of the leading top 10 charity specialist firms in England – an accolade we have now attained for the last six years in a row.

Our dedicated award-winning Charities Sector Group work with over 750 charities, with a particular focus on:

  • NHS charities
  • Museums, arts and culture
  • International and overseas aid
  • Care, welfare and disability charities
  • Grant-giving trusts
  • Faith-based charities
  • Educational charities
  • Membership Bodies and Trade Associations

Our strong links with the main sector groups and regulators enable us to stay ahead of emerging issues and offer our clients constructive advice on a wide range of matters. We are corporate members of the Charity Finance Group, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, The Honorary Treasurers Forum and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. We also sit on the ICAEW’s charity technical panel and the executive committee of the Charity Law Association.

We regularly keep our clients up to date through our specialist Hubs and through our newsletter Charity Workshop, specialist insights, and webinars – we also speak at external events.

Our wide range of value-added services help our clients continually improve the efficiency of their organisation and take advantage of new opportunities.  These include:

Education

Leading advisers to the education sector

We have been working with the education sector for over 30 years’ and are one of the leading firms auditing and advising the sector. We are regularly recognised for our work in the sector and have been awarded numerous accolades such as the award for:

  • Large Innovation Firm of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards for our product KS Cohere. One of the unique products designed by our Digital Transformation team
  • Responsible Workplace of the Year at the West London Business Awards
  • Top firm for overall service in the latest Charity Finance Audit Survey, out of the leading top 10 charity specialist firms in England – an accolade we have now attained for the last six years in a row.

Our Education Sector Group work with over 200 organisations with a focus on:

  • Independent schools
  • Academies and multi-academy trusts
  • Oxford colleges
  • Large international commercial groups

We are very involved with the main sector groups and regulators for independent schools. These include the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference, Girls Schools Association and AGBIS; and we are on the executive committee of the Charity Law Association.

For Academies we sit on the Education and Skills Funding auditor liaison group and regularly participate in forums and working parties; we sit on the ICAEW’s charity technical panel and chair the ICAEW annual academies conference.

These relationships enable us to stay ahead of emerging issues and offer our clients advice on a wide range of topics. We regularly keep our clients up to date through our specialist Hubs and through our newsletters Education Matters and Academies Plus (A+), specialist insights, and webinars as well as speaking at a number of external events. Our annual conference for Schools with expert speakers on current topics has become a firm fixture in the annual schools calendar.

Our wide range of value-added services to our clients are designed to help our clients continually improve the efficiency of their organisation and take advantage of new opportunities.  These include:

  • Governance and strategy
  • HR consultancy services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Benchmarking
  • Tax and VAT
  • Digital transformation
  • Cyber security and GDPR
  • Fundraising, impact and cost reduction

Trade Associations and Membership Bodies

Specialist advisers to Trade Associations and Membership Bodies

Our not for profit specialist team has over 20 years’ experience working with trade associations and membership bodies. We are regularly recognised for our work in the sector and have been awarded numerous accolades such as the award for:

  • Large Innovation Firm of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards for our product KS Cohere. One of the unique products designed by our Digital Transformation team
  • Responsible Workplace of the Year at the West London Business Awards
  • Top firm for overall service in the latest Charity Finance Audit Survey, out of the leading top 10 charity specialist firms in England – an accolade we have now attained for the last six years in a row.

The specialist team work with over 150 trade associations and membership bodies, including charitable organisations and professional bodies.

Our specialists work hand-in-hand with our team at Moore Kingston Smith Association Management (MKSAM), the largest association management company in the UK. They specialise in managing these organisations.

We regularly keep our clients up to date through our specialist Hubs and through our newsletter Association Matters, specialist insights, and webinars.

Our wide range of value-added services to our clients are designed to help our clients continually improve the efficiency of their business and take advantage of new opportunities.  As well as compliance services such as audit, these include:

  • Membership administration
  • Event management
  • Secretarial
  • Book-keeping and management accounts
  • Tax and VAT
  • Governance and strategy
  • HR consultancy services
  • Cyber security and GDPR
  • Digital transformation