September 27, 2021

Sayer Vincent is recruiting Charity Auditors as part of their 2021/22 growth strategy

Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of charity auditors and advisers, is looking to recruit experienced charity auditors as the firm takes on more clients following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualified auditors will work as part of the audit team doing statutory audits along with other client assignments, such as due diligence, VAT, internal audits, and training activities. They will also provide coaching to less experienced colleagues.

Sayer Vincent works exclusively with charities and social purpose organisations and is looking for people with external audit experience but who may not necessarily have worked with charities or social purpose organisations before. However, they need to share a passion for the charity sector and want to make a difference in their audit career.

Jonathan Orchard, Partner at Sayer Vincent said, “This year we’re busier than ever and we’re looking to expand our audit team to work with both our existing clients and new ones. There is an increasing demand for our services, and we are taking on more clients throughout the UK.

“The past 18 months have been an extremely challenging time for charities. Many have seen their income reduce, at the same time when demand for their services has increased. We are dedicated to helping them become more effective in how they manage their finances, so they can achieve the best outcomes for their beneficiaries.

“We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, and the chance to become part of a brilliant team committed to doing the best work for clients. As an organisation we place value on employees as individuals, and learning, development and fairness are part of our organisational values. We encourage auditors looking for their next career move to apply.”

Joanna Pittman is a Partner at Sayer Vincent. Commenting on what she enjoys about the charity sector, Joanna says, “Almost 20 years into my career, I still love my work and I am proud to be a Sayer Vincent partner. I love working with charities and offering them the financial expertise they may not have in-house. This might be audit, accounting, tax, risk management or governance Sayer Vincent enables me to work with many organisations who are very different, but who all share values focused on people, rather than profits.”

Irene Mortimer is a manager who joined Sayer Vincent in 2017, having previously worked for PwC and the Audit Commission. She says, “Charities need our help, and they look to us for guidance and support. I’m engaged with clients year-round, not just when their audit is due. This means I know what is happening in the charity and I build up a great rapport with them

“The best part of the job for me is the people, both the staff at Sayer Vincent and the clients. I work with. I enjoy the variety of my diverse portfolio and listening to the challenges each charity is facing. It’s really rewarding to support charities and learn about the positive impact they are making.”

Jon Connell is a manager at Sayer Vincent. Commenting on what attracted him to the firm he says, “After seeing the advert for trainee accountants at Sayer Vincent I was immediately drawn to the values of the firm and their expertise and passion for the charity sector. I love how we go beyond just ticking boxes with our audits and really engage with our clients to help them – and by extension the wider sector – develop and improve.”

For more information about Sayer Vincent visit: www.sayervincent.co.uk