Kingston Smith offers lifeline to Charity Business clients
Kingston Smith LLP, the top 20 accountancy firm with an award winning not-for-profit team, is providing free advice and support to former clients of Charity Business, the outsourcing agency that unexpectedly ceased trading last week. In a move to help up to 200 charitable organisations left in the lurch by the agency’s sudden closure, Kingston Smith has set up a dedicated helpline to assist those affected.
The accountancy firm is also offering affected organisations an initial advisory meeting to help them to plan their way through the coming weeks and months, at no charge. Meanwhile, the firm’s not-for-profit team is in contact with Charity Business as it seeks to help return the clients’ data to them as required.
Nick Brooks, partner and Head of Kingston Smith’s not-for-profit group, urged charities affected to get in touch for free advice and support: “If you have been affected by the recent closure of Charity Business and elements of your organisation’s finance function are in limbo, we would like to help.”
He continued: “You can contact us for free advice and support, with absolutely no obligation, by calling our dedicated helpline on 020 7566 3748 and speaking with Jon Dawson. We understand this is a difficult time for many charitable organisations and, whether you choose to make a smooth transition to another provider or take the outsourcing function in-house, we can help advise you on how to take things forward with the minimum disruption to your services.”
Kingston Smith is one of the leading medium sized firms auditing and advising charities and not-for-profit organisations. The firm recently assisted a former major client of Charity Business to transfer its financial operations out of the agency.
An emergency payroll support service has been set up by the firm for charities that wish to ensure an immediate and seamless transition; details of this service are available by calling the above helpline.
Kingston Smith offered its assistance to the former clients of Charity Business following a direct request from Steve Round, Director of the agency’s holding company, Charity Business Holding.