Our Charity Experts

Steve Bicknell FCMA CGMA
Chartered Management Accountant

Steve works with a wide ranges of charities including Churches, Animal Charities, Sports Charities, and Community Charities. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Parish of Four Saints PCC. Previous clients include a charity that completed a multi million develop of housing for Veterans in Salisbury.

Abi Aiyegbayo ACMA CGMA
Chartered Management Accountant

Abi works with multiple charities, providing strategy planning, consulting, and other financial services. The charities she works with have a variety of focuses such as fundraising for farmers in Africa, psychotherapy training, and policy advocacy

Bridget Seve

Bridget works mainly with Religious Charities and is expert on Gift Aid

Anish Jose

Anish specialises in community charities involved in recycling/reusing materials

We work with wide range of charities, big and small. We can prepare charity accounts and carryout Independent Charity Examinations.

Our Clients include a Churches, a Sports Charity accredited to British Gymnastics, a Scrapstore, an Animal Charity and we have also acted for a Veterans Charity which developed and operates 44 flats, community hub and training facilities.

We also work with Community Interest Companies such as train restoration, community support and corporate social responsibility.

BBA Charity News Autumn 2023.pdf
BBA Charity News April 2024.pdf

Charity Accounts and Independent Examination

We prepare Charity Accounts and act as Independent Charity Examiners.

The trustees will usually be able to choose an independent examination instead of an audit if the charity's gross income is:

  • more than £25,000, but not more than £1 million , provided that
  • if its gross income is more than £250,000, its gross assets (fixed assets plus current assets) are £3.26 million or less

Since 2015 charities with an income over £250,000 must use an examiner from a body listed in Appendix 5 of CC32, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is listed.

We hold a full practising certificate from CIMA.

We are also Affiliate members of the ACIE (Association of Charity Independent Examiners) and members of the ACAT (Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers).