"A great deal of DSC's success can be attributed to their excellent advice and engaged approach."

Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change.

Why haysmacintyre?

With uncertainty about funding, tougher regulations and increasing demands from stakeholders, your charity has many pressures. That’s why it is vital you have committed, specialist advisers who understand the challenges you face and can help you make the most of your finances.

We advise a wide range of UK charities that work in the UK as well as internationally. They value our enthusiasm, involvement and dedication and the great results we achieve for them.

Close, personal support

Our partner-led service means you’ll have a dedicated partner who will work closely with you to understand your needs and goals and provide practical solutions. They’ll always be on hand to advise, attend meetings or answer your questions.

Sharing our expertise

Our work in the charity sector is very important to us and we support the activities of Charity Finance Group (CFG), Civil Society, Hospice UK and Together for Short Lives. We host various events at our offices, including training courses for trustees, and we produce a periodic newsletter and benchmarking reports.

Every penny is crucial

Along with our award-winning charity audit service, we can provide advice in areas such as tax planning and VAT. Our rates are clear and competitive and agreed with you in advance with no unexpected costs.

Our services

Our team has wide range of specialist expertise.  Our services include:

  • Audit and assurance
  • Internal audit and internal controls reviews
  • Tax compliance and advisory
  • VAT
  • Gift Aid
  • Employment taxes and PAYE health checks
  • Governance and risk
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Investment strategy and management reviews
  • Treasury management

What our clients say about us

“DSC has worked with haysmacintyre for many years. We have found them to be exceptional. They are robust but extremely fair in their dealing with us. They take a great deal of time and trouble to understand how our charity works and what its pressures are. They are so familiar with our work that on occasion we have turned to them for advice on how to deal with tricky issues and their advice has been so grounded and sensible that we have always followed it. A great deal of DSC's success can be attributed to their excellent advice and engaged approach. I recommend them to all the charities I know.”
Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change.

Case Studies

Structuring a hospice effectively 
We have acted for this adult hospice for a number of years. In our initial year we identified that the structure could be improved.

The team went through each income stream and identified what should be retained in the trading subsidiary and this resulted in the transfer of other activities to the charity. The new structure allows the group to maximise tax relief as well as to mitigate the risk of withdrawal of mandatory rates relief.

Following the restructure, our VAT team advised on group VAT registration and trained the finance staff to implement partial exemption treatment of input VAT recovery. Following group VAT registration, the input VAT recoverability was significantly more than the previous structure.

The charity also built a second hospice and we were involved in advising on fundraising strategy as well as VAT advice on the construction. Our VAT team explored all possibilities including design and build and we met with the construction company to ensure the simplest and most tax efficient route was followed. Considerable input VAT was recovered following our advice.

Advising an International NGO
In the last six years, this International NGO has grown tenfold. In addition to adding value through our audit approach using eAudit, such as ensuring systems, procedures and the infrastructure met the increase in the level of planned activity, we have advised and carried out significant projects to benefit the client. This included advice on costing to ensure proposals include realistic financial budgets to allow full cost recovery, carrying out a number of donor audits, including some audits in other countries where the projects were operating from. We assisted to ensure that donors’ requirements, such as procurement, reporting and recording are met with ease.

More recently haysmacintyre has advised on the internal audit work carried out by the client’s in-house audit team. We worked with the team to draw up a three year plan and assisted in devising templates for the work in each area and countries where they had major projects.