Charity Accountants and Auditors

Morris Crocker has provided specialist accountancy and audit services to charities and not-for-profit organisations for over 30 years. Our specialist charities team is committed to helping your organisation not only achieve its objectives but also help it thrive in today's challenging climate.


Our 2019 free annual finance seminar for charities will be on Tuesday 21 May at the Solent Hotel, Whiteley - see details below 

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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Maximise your charity's funds

Morris Crocker is ideally placed to look after your charity's financial interests.  We understand the constant restraints on today's charities and their need to optimise every opportunity.  By providing proactive and strategic advice we aim to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your charity.

Why choose Morris Crocker

As an independent accountancy and audit practice, we have the full range of specialist expertise required by charities which we are able to provide without losing that personal touch.

Our charities team is led by director Paul Underwood and senior manager Stuart Mackie.  With over 20 years' charity sector experience between them, they offer support to charities and specialise in advising on a broad spectrum of financial issues in addition to their audit examination and compliance work.

Who we work for

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.

Morris Crocker is based on the south coast and works for charities operating in the Hampshire, London, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex and Berkshire areas

Read our charity case study.

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.
  • Charity financial reserves - Establishing an effective reserves policy to enable you to maintain a level of funding that allows your charity to fulfil its objectives.
  • 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


Morris Crocker Annual Seminar for Charities - 21 May 2019

Our free annual finance seminar for charities is held each May at the Solent Hotel in Whiteley, nr Fareham.  Its purpose is to update and inform charity trustees and staff on the latest accounting, governance and legal matters to help them in their role.

This year we are delighted that James Noble from New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and Suzie Simmons from Naomi House and member of the Institute of Fundraising (Central South) will be our guest speakers. James will be looking at what is the best approach for charity impact measurement and Suzie will be discussing why good fundraising practice is not an option.
Stuart Mackie from Morris Crocker will be answering your essential charity tax and accounting questions from his own client casebook and Paul Underwood will provide an update of the latest legal, tax and accounting issues of interest to charities, and of course, Brexit.

To register for your free place please click here  

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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

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