Charity & Community

Ward Goodman specialises in the charity, community and not for profit sector.

Ward Goodman has a dedicated team of accounting and auditing professionals delivering a comprehensive range of services to registered charities, community groups and not for profit organisations. The team are trained specifically to carry out charity accounting, auditing and reporting and to communicate effectively with Trustees, management and volunteers.

Charity & Community services

Services We Offer

The main services are statutory audit, independent examination and financial reporting. We offer specialist advice to charities on areas such as governance, trading activities, gift aid and trustee training. We can also offer practical help on accounting software and financial systems.

Dorset Charities Conference

Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants, advisers to the charity sector, hosted their annual Dorset Charities Conference at the QE School in Wimborne.

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Accountancy Services

Ward Goodman prepares statutory financial statements for all sizes of charity and community groups and charity tax returns.

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Outsourced Finance Department

We provide outsourced financial management services covering a range of roles required by charities of all sizes.

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Charity Audit Services

The Ward Goodman charity audit team has extensive experience of conducting charity audits. We ensure people with experience of the charities sector carry out all charity audits. 

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Payroll Services

The Ward Goodman payroll bureau is operated by an experienced, team who regularly deal with the provision of payroll services for charities.

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Financial Planning

Learn more about the financial services we offer individuals, businesses, charities and community groups. 

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Swanage railway

“Ward Goodman provide us with first rate professional advice and guidance. We have found all of the staff to be helpful and friendly and very willing to assist us to grow our business and to ensure our financial systems are fit for purpose “

Andrew Moore Finance Director : Swanage Railway Company Ltd

The charity team is specifically trained and qualified to carry out accounting and auditing for charities and community organisations. They are skilled in carrying out the compliance work but also at excellent at explaining technical issues. Using their expertise they are able to provide a steer and give confidence on dealing with difficult issues.

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Head of Charity & Community

Apart from being a qualified Chartered Accountant Jen Richardson also holds the Diploma in charity accounting.

As treasurer and trustee to several charities herself, she is able to offer practical guidance and support to all types and size of charitable organisation. Jen has built a team of advisers and assistants that are able to support and train on all aspects of charity accounting and audit. Jen offers trustee training and advice across all areas of setting up and running a charity.

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Jen Richardson - Audit & Charities Director at Ward Goodman

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If you would like to discuss further, please book a meeting with an experienced member of our team. Simply let us know when’s best for you and we will get in touch to arrange a suitable time.




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