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Azets Ranked 1st for Service and Expertise in the Charity Auditor Awards 2020

4th December 2020

The Azets Group, a top ten accountancy firm, are pleased to announce that it’s again been ranked
first for the quality of its service in the Charity Finance Audit Survey, 2020, with 96% of respondents
rating the service as ‘good’. Azets was also ranked first for its expertise in the sector, with all 96
respondents rating it as ‘good’. Clients were given a rating choice of good, average or poor.
Baldwins, Wilkins Kennedy, Scott Moncrieff and Campbell Dallas, which collectively rebranded as
Azets in September 2020, have climbed to thirteenth place in the overall fee ranking, up three places
from last year.

Azets performed well across all aspects of the survey, which included speed of delivery, partner access,
proactivity, access to other related services, contact-ability, training and corporate social

The survey highlighted how audits across the charity sector have changed, due to the pandemic, in
2020 over previous years, with the adoption of digital accounting. It also noted that the audit process
within the charity sector has been less impacted by the pandemic than other business sectors, with
charities being quick to embrace the move to digital audit processes and communication methods.
The Charity Finance Audit Survey is an annual event, covering 1024 charity organisations, with a total
income of £30.7bn in 2020. Now in its 28th year, it is seen as a barometer for audit performance across
the sector.

Azets has a specialist charities team, with over 25 years’ experience providing high quality compliance,
governance, taxation and advisory services to a wide range of charities and not-for-profits. The team
are personally involved in the charity sector and are regular attendees at forums, such as, the Charity
Finance Group, Charity Tax Group and the Audit Practices Board Charity Audit Working Group.

Sarah Case, Charity Partner at Azets, said:
“We are delighted to be ranked first for the quality of service and expertise we provide our clients
within the charity sector. This testament to our quality has resulted in us climbing three places to
thirteenth in overall audit fees of charity clients. The hard work and dedication of the team, alongside
the passion we have to support charities, have all contributed to how well we have done across other
areas covered by the survey. These results reflect the strength and depth of the charities team,
allowing us to offer our clients a specialist service, dedicated to their specific needs. We are also able
to draw on the wider Azets Group to offer other related accounting and business advisory services as