Ward Williams have a team that specialises in the needs of charities. We have extensive knowledge of the Charities Acts and Charities SORP. This knowledge together with over 20 years combined experience in dealing with charities enables Ward Williams to offer our charity clients the following:

  • Preparation of annual accounts in accordance with the relevant regulations;
  • Annual audit and independant examinations;
  • Assistance in the completion of Charity Commission annual returns;
  • Attendance at Trustee's and audit committee meetings.

In addition we offer advice and guidance on non-routine issues including systems and controls together with assistance on how to become more efficient.

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A specialist newsletter highlighting important and current issues that may affect charities is prepared by Ward Williams on a quarterly basis. If you would like to receive a copy please email


"I had the real pleasure of working closely with the team at Ward Williams for over seven years. During this challenging period of change for our Charity they provided us with the usual range of auditing and related services - but were also trusted financial advisers, offering a seamless and highly professional service to myself and the Trustee Board".

Chris Hughan, former CEO of healthcare charity;

"U-Can Ask Angels have been very pleased with the service that you have provided over recent years.

Frank has ways responded to emails very swiftly and has been quick to answer queries during the year.

The formulation of the accounts has been swift and efficient with advice given to support me since I don't have any financial training".


Sally Lomath - U Can Ask Angels

"I was very happy with Ward Williams’ service last year.  I found the staff to be very helpful, good listeners and very responsive to our requirements.  We were particularly satisfied with the speed and efficiency of the audit and the end product".

Alison Katerji - Carers Network

>Read the latest Charity Commission News: Issue 70.

This issue includes:

  • My Charity Commission Account
  • What you need to do now to get ready
  • Annual Return for 2023
  • Support for Trustees
  • Have your say on our consultation on charities’ use of social media
  • Protect your charity from the risk of cyber-crime
  • Tax avoidance: don’t get caught out
›Charity Commission: Charity Finances - trustee essentials  

Good management of a charity’s finances and other assets enables it to succeed in delivering its charitable aims. The latest guide from the Charity Commission explains how trustees must show:

  • Realistic funding plans and strategies;
  • Effective management controls and systems;
  • Planned for their charity’s assets and resources to be used in the best possible way for their beneficiaries.

Please contact Colin or Frank for either a no obligation meeting at our cost or a fixed fee quotation.

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Colin Hamilton
Client Services Director
Frank Harling
Chartered Certified Accountant/Audit Responsible Individual