Churches & Religious Organisations

Through HPH’s Charities and Not-For-Profit team we provide niche specialist services to Churches and Religious Organisations.

Our clients include Church of England Parochial Church Councils (PCCs), Methodist Church Councils and Circuits, Quaker Meetings and non-denominational churches.

Although HPH is not an overtly Christian firm, amongst the partners and team members there are a number of practising Christians who bring not only the Christian approach to their work but also a wealth of expertise from serving on PCCs, Church Councils and Trustee Management Boards. We appreciate the unique issues that affect these organisations.

Churches of varying sizes and denomination are facing ever increasing financial complexity. Clergy and church leaders find themselves involved with complex financial and compliance matters, large projects, employment issues and a host of regulations that cause worry, frustration and soak up valuable time.

HPH understand the need for effective, straightforward solutions that help clergy and leaders free themselves of administration and compliance yet let them stay in control and informed.

HPH can offer the following range of services to Churches and Religious Organisations:-

  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Independent Examiner’s Reports
  • Audit of Financial Statements
  • Bookkeeping and Management Accounting
  • Payroll Bureau Service
  • Consultancy Advice
  • Gift Aid Advice
  • PAYE Advice
  • VAT Advice
  • Capital Projects
  • Company Secretarial (for church charities limited by guarantee)
  • Business Plans and Forecasts
  • Advice on Systems, Controls and Computerisation

Drawing on our expertise in the charity sector we can help and advise churches on the changes in charity and company law and implement charity regulations and practice.