Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector Accounting

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Accounting For The Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector

Despite the act of aiding others (not making a profit) being the top priority of both charity and non-profit organisations, financial competence is arguably the most important factor to keep these businesses running.

Without monetary contributions, these businesses could not run nor help the very causes they set out to.

Even as business structures change, the main pressure that affects the charity & not-for-profit sector is the value of the money received. By this, we don’t mean the worth of the pound. Instead, the value comes from how the money is spent.

We Have Open Minds

When members of the general public donate to charities, they’re doing it as a way to contribute to a cause they believe in. They’re trusting that their money is going to be spent to aid health, education, the climate and so on. Here at Nordens, we can evaluate your current business structure to ensure your cause gets the majority of the donations you receive, without affecting your ability to run.

We can also ensure you follow the correct legislation for your sector, keeping everything you do legal and above-board. After all, one wrong financial move from an organisation designed to help people could tarnish your brand for life. Our accounting experts go above and beyond to retain a positive public image for you.

Charity & Not-For-Profit Accounting With Nordens

Despite the apparent ease in running the accountancy department of both charity and not-for-profit organisations – due to the decrease in paperwork – things become all the more confusing when figuring out your exemption status and tax relief protocol. The Nordens team are more than capable of talking you through your businesses relationship with HMRC, and how you can become exempt from paying taxes if you aren’t already. We also ensure your company follows the accounting standards set out explicitly for charities – to protect donations and certify that they’re being spent correctly.

We Think Long Term

We Understand The Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector

We understand that you don’t want to be bogged down with financial complications when running a charity or not-for-profit business. Instead, your focus is on how you can use your money to help people. Well, let us help you. Beyond the typical accounting demands we receive, we can also advise you on how your profits would be best spent. As we’re aware that you want the majority of your company’s income to be spent on things to aid your cause, we can re-evaluate your budget to ensure you can do just that.

Our Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector Experience

For over 20 years now, we’ve been working with charities and not-for-profit organizations all over the UK. The Nordens team has a diverse range of experience in causes we’ve supported in the past, from climate change to animal welfare. Not only that, but we also have experience in working with large, well-established organisations as well as brand-new startups. Whatever stage your organization is at, we’re well-equipped to help you succeed.

We See Opportunity

Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector Focused Accounting

Complete accountancy and bookkeeping services for the charity & not-for-profit sector

Your proactive team includes your own dedicated accountant and bookkeeper to ensure your business is running smoothly.

Payroll for directors and employees

Dedicated accountant and bookkeeper

Incredibly Fast response times

Voted as EXCELLENT – 9.9 out of 10 based on 164 reviews

Chris Dyer
Director – Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

Simon Cushing
Founder – Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

Christopher Wilce
Founder – Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice.

Charity & Not-For-Profit Sector Business Services

At Nordens, we’re proud to say that we’re equipped to deal with every aspect of accounting – no matter how complex. Why not explore our extensive catalogue of services below.

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Payroll

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VAT
Returns

Value Added Tax Returns are to be presented to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) every accounting period (precisely three months). Whether you have VAT to pay or not, you still need to do this. Contained in the VAT returns are…

Workplace
Pensions

No matter how long one may be in a company’s service, retirement will surely come. You will end up as a retiree who has to depend on a pension. Well, a workplace pension is a good way to start preparing for retirement. It will help…

Company
Tax Returns

Company Tax Returns are tax assessments levied on the profits made by a company. As a separate legal entity, every company is required by legislation to file for and pay company tax returns. Company tax returns are paid…

SEIS
Investments

The SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme) was formed by HMRC in early 2012 with the aim of helping smaller start-up businesses to raise finances via investors. This is done by delivering a number of tax relief on investments, which aid the…

 
Beyond Accountancy

At Nordens, we're more than just accountants - we're business experts who can help you achieve your biggest goals.

Nordens Strategic

Our specialist strategic division at Nordens boasts some of the leading entrepreneurial business minds in the country. We cater towards delivering consistent success stories, whilst helping businesses achieve above and beyond their initial goals.

Through highly-tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Nordens Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can reach new levels of success.

Regardless of how you define ‘success’ for your business, our strategic service is guaranteed to bring about real and lasting change. By partnering with some of the UK’s top business coaches, we’ll steer you along the path to a greater future.

Accounting 2 You

Every business, no matter how big or small, needs to make the right decisions, and how to best manage your accounts can put huge question marks over your business. Accounting2You is here to take that pressure off and provide you with all the answers you need.

Our bookkeeping branch offers a fully inclusive, comprehensive service that you can trust. Since 2005, our specialist bookkeepers have been successfully managing the accounting of both individuals and small businesses.

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting2You will lead your business efficiently, and with real purpose, towards a prosperous future.

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Chris Dyer

Director - Metro Bank

Nordens are always very easy to deal with and extremely professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to my clients for their accountancy needs, no matter how complex they may be.

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Jamie Brown

Co-Founder - Chicmi Limited

Very good to work with - the team go above and beyond to make the accounts easy and efficient. They're all super friendly and a joy to work with.

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Simon Rose

Director - Rose Opticians

I have been using Nordens Chartered Accountants for 5 years and very happy with the service provided. All members of the team are very knowledgeable and have a wealth of experience which has proved very beneficial to my organisation

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Rebecca Bossick

Founder & Director - Physio LDN

Very easy to contact and put me in touch with the right person whenever I need to ask any questions. Extremely knowledgeable and can help me manage my various businesses whenever I need.

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James Aconley

Principal - Pauline Quirke Academy

Great accountants, always available to offer advice. The team have transformed my business.

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Christopher Wilce

Founder - Dataphone

Having worked with Nordens over the last 5 years, not only to look after my annual accounts but they have also provided outstanding professional advice. They have guided me through a Company share buyback with clear and objective advice. We have also been using Nordens strategic services for a couple of years, which has helped bring about significant improvements that exceeded my expectations. With experience of working with several local accountants over my 29 years in business, I’m very pleased with the service I have received from Nordens.

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Dave Hodges

Director - Linekers

Trusted our business with Nordens for over 10 years now and watched the company grow into the successful innovative business it has become today. Deservedly so. Every aspect of financial advice we need is always given promptly and with a smile. We have total confidence in all aspects of advice Nordens give. If you are looking for accountants, its a no brainer!

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Tony Charles

Founder - Foundation Sports Limited

A fantastic, modern, vibrant firm that care about the clients and their staff in abundance. It is rare to find an Accountancy firm with such vibrance and focus and relationships. It is no wonder they win award after award in their field.

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Peter Horlock

Managing Director - Prime Time Boilers

I have been with Nordens for many years now and they are a great accountants.

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Simon Cushing

Founder - Vivid Finishes

We have used Nordens for the last 5 years and have had a great service throughout. The guys are very passionate about what they do and have played a part in the growth of our company, highly recommended.

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Andrew Martin

Managing Director - AMD Interior Architecture

Great Service at Nordens from a friendly very approachable team Particularly Kirsty Willis and Joe Sword who have been helping us since we started the business in 2016.

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James Robinson

Director - Forma London

Nordens provide a first class service. We moved to Nordens last year and have been impressed with the level of service provided. Keep up the good work!

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