Charity trustees are the lifeblood of their organisations. Whether they are known as trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members, they voluntarily give their time and expertise while taking on significant responsibilities.
As well as ensuring that the charity delivers its objectives, trustees are also responsible for:
- preparing trustees annual reports and submitting annual return forms and accounts
- ensuring the charity complies with the rules set out in its governing document
- ensuring charitable funds and assets are used wisely to further its charitable aims
- doing nothing to put the charity’s property, funds, assets or reputation at risk
- taking appropriate care and advice when investing or borrowing money.
At Haslers, we understand that while the work of a trustee can be richly rewarding, it requires real commitment and dedication. In a voluntary role – and in the face of regular changes to relevant legislation and regulation – the work and responsibilities involved can be complex and challenging.
The better informed and more knowledgeable trustees are, the more their charities will benefit, so we offer practical support to charity trustees to help them understand their obligations and ensure their organisation is run properly and efficiently.
Our charities team is experienced in offering advice to trustees on a wide range of matters, including compliance and potential risks to the organisation’s finances, and can tailor training to specific needs.
To find out more about Haslers’ East London and Essex-based accountancy, tax and business advisory services for charities, please contact us.