Our passion to help charities and not-for-profit organisations stems from our founder and Managing Director, Ashish Patani, who has been a charity Trustee and Treasurer as well as a Board Member of an international trade organisation.
Ashlynwood actively takes part in and supports various charity events. This allows us to harness our understanding and experience of the charity and not-for-profit sector to serve our clients better. We can offer specific advice and support which will enable our client to ensure long-term growth of charitable activities through a sustainable operating model. Of course, we offer a range of professional accounting and compliance services as a standard which are competitively priced, and often at pro bono for new start-up charities.
We can help with charity structuring, budgeting, bookkeeping, payroll, gift aid, VAT, fundraising scheme reviews to name a few of the services we can undertake on behalf of clients.
We also provide charities help going digital to help adjust to the new normal following COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, we provide support to trustees and charity staff by attending trustee meeting and management meetings, as required, to provide valuable insights and advice on a range of financial, governance and compliance matters helping charities to thrive.
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List of services
Below is a non-exhaustive list of services we offer for our clients in the not-for-profit sector. If you require ad hoc services please do get in touch and see how we can help you.
Trustee & staff training
Fundraising due diligence review
Internal controls reviews
Setting up branches
Setting up international operations
Cyber security review
Data protection review
Fundraising scheme review
Copyright and digital media use review
Accounting & Tax
Cash flow forecasting
Management information reporting
Statutory accounts preparation
Gift aid processing
Website and social media
Marketing strategy consultancy
Marketing outsource service
Imaginative, Smart & Agile
We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) that can undertake Accounting and Tax work, as well as provide assurance services and operational support through co-source and outsourcing arrangements.
Blog: Charity and Not-for-profit
Reporting on climate change in your financial accounts
As governments and businesses come under more pressure to combat climate change, organisations are also increasingly expected to provide transparency on this topic to their stakeholders.
Budget 2021: property and sustainable investment
While COVID-19 took centre stage in this year's Budget, there were also some headline-grabbing measures on property and sustainable investment.
The future is green investment: focusing on ESG in 2021
In 2021, climate change continues to be a vital issue for investment managers, despite the distraction of COVID-19. Here’s why ESG and green investments matters for your firm.
Off-payroll working in the private sector, IR35
The emergence of COVID-19 put paid to the changes affecting large and medium-sized private-sector organisations this time last year, but now it’s for real.
National insurance contribution (NIC) planning
Our state pension, benefits, health service and more are all funded by National Insurance contributions (NICs).
Spring Budget 2021 Summary
The Chancellor has attempted to strike a balance between continuing to prop up the businesses worst affected by COVID-19, while setting out a roadmap to wean the UK economy off this emergency support.
The impact of Brexit on the charity and not-for-profit sector
Charities have had to adjust to a lot of disruption this year, but they can’t afford to ignore the next big change – the end of the transition period.
Cyber security for charities
Charities are especially vulnerable to ransomware attacks, social engineering hacks and banking fraud. Here’s what you can do to protect your organisation.
Ashish Patani is a thoroughly professional Financial Services Specialist with an immense work ethic and outstanding approach to complex issues and challenges. I have known Ashish for over 10 years both as a trusted advisor & colleague. I highly recommend him for his specialist skills in Securities Services, Fund Accounting and Audit issues.
I enjoyed working with Ashish on various Financial Service Audit reviews. I found him very professional, efficient and focused in his approach to work.
Ashlynwood undertook a review of our Organisation’s Governance and Structure. We found them very friendly and open, knowledgeable, insightful and professional. They offered us important insights into things that could be improved and the steps forward to do so. I view them as valued colleagues and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Case Studies: Not-for-Profit Sector
New accounting system
New charity set-up