Specialist support for the third sector

We know from experience that organisations operating in the third sector all have very specific financial objectives, circumstances, priorities and requirements. It is a highly regulated area that needs real expertise. Our specialist team works extensively with clients in the not-for-profit sector, providing a comprehensive range of services including accounts, compliance audits and advice on specific tax, VAT, marketing and employee relations issues.

Tailored solutions for special organisations

We understand that no two charities are the same, so every aspect of the services you receive is carefully tailored to your particular circumstances and strategic objectives. We also recognise that you work hard to raise funds, so the team here at Nicholsons will work with you to ensure your money is working hard for you!

We can help support you with:
  • Annual accounts
  • Audit and assurance
  • Governance
  • Tax efficiency
  • Trustees’ accounts and reporting
  • VAT advice
  • Strategic planning
  • Advising on joint ventures and partnerships

To learn more about the services we can offer you, get in touch.

We don’t just pay lip service…

We invest in developing our expertise and a number of our colleagues volunteer for various charities, giving them a deeper insight into the sector.

At Nicholsons, we are committed to helping charities excel at what they do best – helping others. We love to get involved.  From dress down days to row-a-thons, to sponsored silences and cake baking, our team is happy to invest money, and time, to support our annual charity nominated by our colleagues.


Specialist support for your transformation journey

Whether you have been an Academy for some time, or are just starting the consultation process, Nicholsons Academy team would love to work with you!

We combine financial, tax and employment specialists, to offer the very best support to educational organisations and to provide proactive guidance to schools undertaking the transformation process. We provide assistance with key accounting services for education such as: preparation of year-end financial statements, completion of the statutory audit and assistance with monitoring returns to the EFA.

Alongside you, throughout the academy conversion process:
Currently applying

Challenging and ever evolving, we can help you navigate the regulations and environment you are entering. Our team can offer you personal and practical guidance.

Newly formed

The new financial and governance obligations may prove unfamiliar. We can guide you through your new responsibilities, advising on regulatory matters, or providing accounting, audit and VAT advice.

Well established

To achieve good governance, it is best practice to review your position regularly. There may be new challenges, the potential for or planned expansion; and developing or building properties. We can help at every step.

Our experience and knowledge of the education sector means that we really do understand the challenges that you face, and we work with you to ensure you have the advice and support through every stage of the growth and development of your academy.

For more information about our Education specialists, and the services we can offer, get in contact today.