Our sister company, Ashdown Hurrey Auditors Limited, aims to deal with accounting and audit regulations with as little hassle as possible, so that you can get on with running your business.
The company is led by our experienced senior audit staff who are qualified to deal with all statutory and bespoke audit assignments. With a set criteria and pre-agreed timetable in place to work with your accounting staff, we ensure that your annual audit process is as speedy and efficient as possible. This process also helps Ashdown Hurrey Auditors Limited offer effective and constructive feedback on your accounting and other in-house systems and enables us to offer advice on any improvements that your accounting and administrative systems could use.
OTHER AUDIT SERVICES
There is much more to an audit than the annual year-end compliance visit. Our team is also experienced in providing:
- Credit Union Audits: These entities are heavily regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and FCA. They are considered to be large companies under the FSMA 2000 and have very specific audit requirements and tight reporting deadlines which this firm understands.
- Client Money Audits: The annual review of client money as required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and also those required by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under their CASS and other regulations.
- Non-Statutory Audits for Clubs and Societies: Many of these unincorporated groups require an audit under the terms of their constitution.
- Charity Audits and Independent Examinations: The charity sector is highly complex with many specific requirements and accounts formats. Our team includes a well-respected local charity specialist who is able to help you meet all your duties and obligations in this area. See our Charity tab for more information.
Simon Lawrence FCCA - Director
As well as being a qualified accountant and associate in the general accounting business, Simon is a director in the audit company. Simon has extensive accounting experience and has seen many changes to audit regulations over the years. As the audit threshold has increased, fewer companies need an audit but those who do, understand the implementation of more exacting requirements means this has become a more specialised service. Simon is hands-on involved in leading the audit team in audits covering many different industries in bases all over the country. He enjoys the variety his role gives him and is happy to explain the technical considerations so that businesses can be sure those who see their accounts can understand that they meet all the relevant disclosure standards.
Jeffrey Moore BFP FCCA FCA - Director
Jeff is a director of both the accounting practice and the audit company and has the years of experience that these roles demand. Jeff’s portfolio of clients tends towards bigger businesses and many have the double requirement of accounts and audit. Understanding the needs of an audit client is vital and Jeff’s role is to ensure that client companies can use the audit reassurance to get the best value for the company. Jeff acts for a wide range of business types but manufacturing and property are central to this, areas where the need for a statutory audit predominate.
Stuart Rosling FCCA - Director
Stuart is also a director of both the accounting practice and the audit company and brings his knowledge and experience in regulated areas to these disciplines. Stuart and his audit colleagues are keen for clients to see the benefits an audit can bring and not just see it as an overhead. In addition to audits needed as a result of turnover limits, there are certain organisations which have an audit requirement and Stuart specialises in this area. Solicitors, certain charities and any company which has a constitution requiring an audit fit into this category. Additionally, companies tendering for work or wishing to be able to demonstrate compliance with certain regulations may benefit from discussing their needs with Stuart.
Steve Sampson BFP FCA FCIE DChA - Director
Any charitable organisation with a turnover of more than £5,000 per annum must register with the Charity Commission. Steve has specialised in this sector for many years and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA) and is a Fellow of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners (FCIE). Charities with a turnover above £1M must have an audit and those with a turnover above £25,000 will need an independent examiner's report; for those with a turnover above £250,000, the independent examiner must be from a suitably recognised body. Trustees of charities need to appreciate that they work in a very regulated field and working with professionals will help ensure they discharge their responsibilities well. Steve recognises that many charities choose to elect for an audit or independent examiner's report when there is no legal necessity because this assists when applying for grants and confirming to supporters that the charity is properly run.
Steve has long been interested in this important sector and in addition to his professional work, he acts as a trustee for local homeless charity, Seaview Project. This gives Steve the chance to see the work from the users' side and as well as helping the charity, giving him a better perspective.