Housing Associations

Housing associations make an important contribution to society and support for their local communities. We are pleased to offer our professional services to the social housing sector.

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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Accountants and Auditors for Housing Associations

The social housing market faces new challenges as we emerge from the pandemic. An uncertain economic climate, cost of living pressures on tenants and staff shortages make the sector particularly vulnerable. Those working within social housing need to make the best of every opportunity to maintain the financial stability of their organisation. 

At Morris Crocker, our experienced and knowledgeable team offer independent advice and assurance to a range of social housing clients, including housing associations, registered social landlords and charities.

Our work with housing associations spans over 30 years and gives us an unprecedented amount of sector knowledge. Our advice takes into account the full picture, not only commercially but socially too, helping you make a real difference to your tenants and your local community. 

We are committed in providing best practice ideas and looking for opportunities to increase efficiencies. Our aim is for you to achieve the most successful outcome for your organisation, whilst ensuring all reporting requirements are met in a timely and correct manner.

Our services for social housing associations include:

  • Finance Director role including attendance at both board and subcommittees to present and advise on; treasury management including budget setting and monitoring, management reporting, accounting and audit arrangements, cash and cash flow management, setting of staff remuneration and assisting with borrowing requirements
  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Assistance with cloud accounting and reporting, including assisting with moving to cloud accounting packages
  • Guidance on value for money reporting
  • Assistance with rent and service charge setting and calculations 
  • Provision of support with payroll
  • External statutory audits

We can also call on our network of professional contacts who work within the housing association sector to assist with:

  • Internal audits
  • Health & safety
  • Legal matters
  • Employment & HR
  • Information systems

Our latest newsletter

We write a regular quarterly tax and accountancy newsletter for our housing association clients.

You can download the latest edition (Autumn 2022) here.

Arrange your free no-obligation call

To find out how we can help, please call Stuart Mackie, Head of Housing Associations, on 023 9248 4356 or you can email him at s.mackie@morriscrocker.co.uk.

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Stuart Mackie, Director

Stuart joined Morris Crocker in 2013 from a London firm where he qualified as a chartered accountant and started his career auditing in the not for profit and housing association sector. This has led to the development and provision of various financial advisory services working alongside both trustees and senior management. 

Tel: 023 9248 4356


What our clients say...

“Morris Crocker have been advising and supporting our housing association for a number of years.  They review our financial information including quarterly management accounts; budget variances; and attend board and audit meetings where appropriate.  A key part of their work is preparation of the annual audit file, including year-end adjustments and reconciliations. Morris Crocker provide a complete audit file to the auditors and liaise with them throughout the audit process to ensure a smooth audit.  We have always felt in very safe hands with their skilled and knowledgeable team."

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