Deborah Austin

Corporate and Charity Services Manager

Deborah is a specialist Corporate Reporting Manager who's main focus is in the Third Sector supporting our charity and not for profit clients. She is heavily involved in the production of our Charity newsletter for which she writes many of the articles.

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Experience

I am a Charity and not for profit specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this sector. I’m responsible for managing a portfolio of predominantly charity and not for profit clients ranging in size from small local charities to those with a national network of associations and those forming part of a global network.

My responsibilities include audit, independent examination, accounting and reporting, and charity commission compliance. I am also responsible for the production of our quarterly Charity newsletter “Spotlight on Charities”.

  • Audit, Assurance and Accounts
  • Audits of SMEs and owner managed businesses
  • Audit of group companies including liaising with group auditors
  • Consolidation of group accounts
  • SME financial reporting
  • Charity reporting, examination and audit
  • Audit and reporting for not for profit businesses
  • Solicitors Accounts Rules compliance
  • Registered Social Housing Provider compliance

Hobbies and interests

I am on the board of governors for 2 local Coventry primary schools and I am currently the Chair of the Executive Board of the federation of these schools. When I have free time, I enjoy spending it at my allotment and have recently taken on a full plot which I am changing and redesigning as I tackle each segment. There is something very therapeutic about being there after a busy week!

Articles by Deborah

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Charities: Audit or independent Examination?

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Covid-19 accounting issues for charities

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Deborah’s 12 Days Charity series

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On the eleventh day we look at Making Tax Digital for VAT

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On the tenth day we look at Payments to Charity Trustees

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On the twelfth day we look at Managing Risk

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On the ninth day we look at Related Parties

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On the eighth day we look at Conflicts of Interest and Loyalty

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On the fifth day we look at Fundraising

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On the sixth day we look at Cyber Crime

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On the fourth day we look at using Reserves to build financial resilience

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On the third day we look at Governing Documents and Charitable Objectives

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On the second day we look at Public Benefit Reporting by Charities

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On the first day we look at Trustee Duties

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