Charity Accountants and Auditors

Morris Crocker have provided specialist accountancy and audit services to charities and not for profit organisations for over 20 years. During that time we have helped many organisations at different stages of their development from inception, through to growth, and maturity.


For a free initial meeting to discuss how we can help you contact us online or call us on T: 023 9248 4356T: 023 9248 4356

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Charity Accountants and Auditors

Led by director Paul Underwood and senior manager Stuart Mackie the Morris Crocker Charities team provides the strategic advice to help your organisation achieve its objectives.

Our charity clients vary in size and activities and include professional institutions and associations; religious bodies; grant making trusts and foundations; education, youth and arts organisations; and welfare, environment and healthcare charities.

We are based on the south coast and cover Hampshire, London, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex and Berkshire.

Read our charity case studies The You Trust and The Trussell Trust

Our services for charities include:

Compliance - Guidance through Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) issues and comprehensive charity audit services.

Governance – Help to devise long term strategies for development, define objectives and implement effective policies and processes.

Set up charitable trading subsidiaries - Advice on how to structure the subsidiary, raise finance and implement effective accounting systems.

VAT – Introduce systems and procedures for VAT management and effective tax planning.

Risk Management - Implement internal controls to mitigate risk and improve financial security.

Incorporations, mergers and closures – Guidance throughout the process and introduction to our network of solicitors and bank managers.

Audit and Independent Examinations - As chartered accountants and registered auditors we are able to verify the accounts of charities of all sizes and provide assurance by means of an independent accountant's report or a full audit report. We aim to add value through our audit process by identifying areas for improvements and efficiencies.

Visit our charity audit page

We also produce our own monthly charities enews advising of any changes in legislation and financial news update.

Morris Crocker Annual Seminar for Charities

Our free annual seminar for charity trustees and staff is held each May at the Solent Hotel in Whiteley, nr Fareham.  Its purpose is to update and inform charities on accounting, governance and legal matters to help them in their role.  To find out more please visit our charities seminar page and watch our 2018 seminar presentations. 

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Charities Key Contacts

Paul Underwood, Director

Paul has worked with charities for over 15 years.  As well as audit and compliance work, he carries out Internal Examinations and has a particular interest in the effect of VAT and taxation on the charitable sector.  Paul is treasurer of a not-for-profit organisation and is a member of the ICAEW Audit Faculty and the Charity & Voluntary Sector Group.

T:023 9222 8185

Stuart Mackie, Senior Manager

Stuart joined Morris Crocker in 2013 from a specialist not-for-profit London firm where he qualified as a chartered accountant.  His expertise is in generating ideas to make sure charities are run efficiently and are compliant with the latest accounting standards.  Stuart currently acts as financial adviser to two not-for-profit clients.

T:023 9222 8120

What our clients say...

We have been fortunate to have Morris Crocker supporting our internal payroll administration for over 10 years. All members of staff we have dealt with at Morris Crocker have been efficient, knowledgeable and polite and have provided an excellent payroll service to our business.

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