Crowe named leading charity auditor for 11th consecutive year

Crowe Pesh Framjee

For the 11th consecutive year, national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has been named the top charity auditor in Charity Financials’ annual Charity Audit Spotlight report.

Crowe maintains its leading position with 8.9% market share and fee income totalling £6.4 million. This is a position that Crowe has firmly held since 2009, further reinforcing the Non Profits team’s long-standing commitment to the sector.

The Charity Audit Spotlight, produced annually by Charity Financials, examines the audit services provided to the top 5,000 charities in the UK. The result is a comprehensive overview of the current state of the competitive audit market in the charity sector. Providing an authoritative insight into the top charity auditors, the ‘spotlight’ is a useful reference point for charities to see who really specialises in this sector.

This recognition follows Crowe’s ranking in the Civil Society’s Charity Finance Audit Survey 2018, in which the firm was named as the leading charity auditor.

Pesh Framjee, Global Head of Non Profits at Crowe, said: “Cost escalations, funding pressures, public trust, political uncertainty, and increased demand all impact on what charities do. As charities face challenging and uncertain times, it is important that their auditors have real hands-on experience of the issues and are able to provide a quality audit, while keeping them informed of the ever-changing regulations, financial management issues, reporting requirements and trends.”

Naziar Hashemi, Head of Non Profits at Crowe, said: “We are proud to have maintained our leading position as the top charity auditor working with and supporting charities of all sizes across a diverse range of activities. Our focus continues to be on delivering quality and rigour, while supporting charities to enable them to maximise their impact for their stakeholders and beneficiaries.”