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Let’s have three cheers for charity auditors





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It’s that time of year again (at least for those of us with a March 31st year-end). The familiar cycle of producing the annual report and working closely with auditors or independent reviewers will – hopefully – be well advanced for most charities.

The relationship with auditors is one of the most important we have as a charity finance community, but too often we see it in negative or even adversarial terms. I wonder how many of us are inadvertently supporting and amplifying the narrative that somehow engagement with auditors is an unpleasant piece of red tape.