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Regional accountants and business advisors PKF Francis Clark received special recognition for the level of service it provides to its clients in the Civil Society’s Charity Audit Survey 2018.
The firm, celebrating its Centenary year, has risen 16 places in the annual survey and is now ranked 15th in the list of top charity audit firms in the UK and is the top ranked regional firm.
The Charity Finance Audit Survey examines questionnaires completed anonymously by more than 1,000 UK charities, along with audit data from the UK’s Top 350 charities by income. It also allows them to rate their professional advisers against a range of criteria, including sector expertise, overall service levels and value for money.
The 2018 survey received a record response rate, illustrating the crucial relationship between a charity and its auditor. The survey highlighted PKF Francis Clark as ‘Worthy of special mention’ based on the overall service client ratings they received, with 96% of clients stating that the overall service they receive from the firm was good (the highest available ranking).
Most pleasingly the firm received a 96% rating for its charity expertise and a 75% rating for its corporate social responsibility endeavours.
Duncan Leslie Head of Not-for-Profit, said: “It’s extremely pleasing to see PKF Francis Clark’s high ranking in the top charity audit firms in the UK. To receive special recognition in the survey for the level of service that we provide to our clients reflects what I see from our Not-for-Profit teams on a day to day basis. They deserve great credit.
“These results are testament to the strong relationships we build with our clients, which we put at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to another exciting year of working with them to tackle the challenges and opportunities that the sector is facing.”