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Regulation in the charity sector is always changing, and for people running charities and non-profit organisations, keeping up with the rules can feel like a distraction from their organisation’s real purpose. But regulation plays an essential part in maintaining public trust and support for the sector, and ensuring every charity plays by the rules. In 2020, there are several pieces of regulation for charities to keep in mind, with some having been updated in 2019 and others to come this year. We’ve set out four main areas to think about.
Most charities rely on the generosity of their donors to fund the important work they do, whether through fundraising events, sponsorship challenges, collections, or individual donations. The additional relief that’s available through gift aid can make even more of those donations – but the complexity of the system can mean charities often miss out. According to HMRC, gift aid was not claimed on a quarter of the donations that were eligible for it in 2016, costing the charity sector £560 million. Much of the time, this is because charities aren’t aware of what they could claim,...READ MORE
Charities need to inspire trust. The people who support them, work for them and donate to them do so because they believe in the cause they’re working towards – but they also need to have confidence that the organisation itself is being managed in the right way. One of the most significant ways you can instil that sense of trust in your organisation is through clear and transparent financial accounts. Unfortunately, many of the independent examinations and audits carried out on charities’ accounts have fallen well below the standard they need to meet. Earlier this year, the Char...READ MORE
In 1927, JCS opened its first office and over the last century, thanks to a loyal and growing customer base we have flourished and prospered. Now, more than 90 years on JCS are the accountants of choice for businesses in South West London who want more than just historical accounts.
The world we operate in has changed – forever! Your requirements will be different to those customers we served almost a century ago.
Your personal and commercial needs have also changed as has the way many companies run their accounts function. At JCS we have future proofed our service to our clients. We are continually pioneering new and improved ways of serving our customers and delivering great value for money.
At JCS you get access to a well resourced practice with over 90 years experience working with companies in South West London.
Dick has worked in the fields of both audit and tax, advising owner managed businesses and their owners.
He is our tax specialist, able to identify and plan with clients the very best tax efficient routes – enabling them to keep more of their hard earned money. He also oversees the acquisition, merger and disposal of companies. This includes where necessary, re-structuring and re-financing using a variety of structures including UK or offshore trusts.CONTACT ME
Miriam advises a range of both commercial and charitable clients on all aspects of financial accounting and audit, with a particular aptitude for negotiating complex regulatory issues. She regularly provides training to both the staff and trustees or directors of clients.
Miriam is also a Chartered Tax Advisor with a special interest in VAT, and has provided specialist advice to a national charity on this subject, as well as dealing with a number of other complex areas including land transactions and international services.
Miriam enjoys working with clients who are looking for support and advice as their business or organisation grows, and regularly attends Board Meetings to advise directors and trustees.
When not advising clients, Miriam enjoys being creative with both sewing and cooking, and is active in a local church. The furthest Miriam has travelled for an audit assignment was to Moscow, where she was auditing a project for a charitable client – in Russian!CONTACT ME
Paul has a wealth of experience advising on financial reporting and audit for clients in a wide range of commercial sectors, including UK subsidiaries of overseas groups.
He also takes an interest in smaller businesses, advising on the choice of accounting software, management accounts, budgeting and providing general financial and tax advice. He particularly enjoys getting alongside clients, understanding their business, and being on hand to answer queries through the year.
When away from the office, Paul enjoys family days out and plays (very!) competitive squash and table tennis. His sporting claim to fame was to receive a table tennis trophy from Sir David Frost in the Albert Hall!CONTACT ME
Joanna has worked with a range of clients of all sizes in a wide variety of sectors.
She has considerable experience in assisting both commercial and charitable clients in the production of their annual accounts and other management information. She also has a particular ability to help clients implement accounting systems and tailor IT packages to suit their particular needs.CONTACT ME
Sue heads up our business support department, which provides bookkeeping and management accounts services to medium and small enterprises, both in the office and based at clients’ premises. The department also prepares VAT returns and assists clients with budgets and cashflow projections. Sue particularly enjoys working with small businesses and clients in the healthcare sector such as care homes, doctors and dentists.
Sue likes to keep fit by attending regular Pilates classes and enjoys mountain biking with friends at the weekends. On a Sunday morning Sue can be found in the bell tower of her local church practising the art of campanology.CONTACT ME