We act for over 250 charities & not-for-profit organisations and our clients include: incorporated entities, trusts, academies, social enterprises, carrying out diverse activities, all of which vary in size and include large organisations with complex fund structures. In the December 2019 Charity Finance magazine annual survey of charity audit firms, which is based on feedback from our clients, we scored 97% for charity expertise and 97% for client service. This places us second in the UK for overall service. Our Charities and Not for Profit team comprises of 60 specially trained individuals who have strong values, are professional and approachable.

A number of the members of BHP’s charity team hold the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA), demonstrating BHP’s high level of competence in charity accounting and financial management which make a real difference to organisations in the charity sector. Many members of the team are also charity trustees and school governors with a deep understanding of the challenges that charity trustees face.

The right

BHP’s charity team can help organisations to:

  • Maximise income and minimise costs.
  • Trade without incurring a tax liability.
  • Maximise income from Gift Aid.
  • Minimise irrecoverable VAT.
  • Put controls in place in financial systems to protect charity funds.
  • Produce annual accounts that are transparent, thereby putting you in the best position to attract additional funding.
  • Ensure the audit process adds value.

In order to help charities to reap the benefits outlined above, BHP offers a range of services that are bespoke to the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector.

Keeping you up to date


Our latest Winter 2019 charity newsletter is now live! Click here to view.

Are you a new trustee or governor?

During 2019 we trained over 130 trustees and received some excellent feedback. These seminars offer a comprehensive introduction for new trustees as well as a useful refresher for existing trustees, ensuring they are fully aware of their legal and financial responsibilities as trustees. Keep an eye out for our 2020 series or email to receive the latest charity updates including event invitations.

Feedback from previous trustee training events

A very useful seminar, beautifully presented, relevant and easy to digest – and just the right length. David Foster, York Civic Trust/Sheldon Memorial Trust

Excellent seminars suitable for all trustees. I always learn something new in a language I can understand. Janice Haigh, Care and Repair Leeds

BHP Charity Conference  

BHP hold an annual Charity Conference for charities operating across the UK.

Spearheaded by Jane Marshall, partner at BHP and head of the firm’s charities and not-for-profit team, the free event is regularly attended by in excess of 100 delegates and receives excellent delegate feedback.

The video below shows highlights from our 2018 conference held at Doncaster Racecourse.

BHP Charity Conference 2018


Areas of expertise