Third sector and education financial specialist, Neil Baldwin has been promoted to charities and academies manager at BHP Clough and Company, Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants.
Neil is part of a team of 36 specialists who provide a wide range of accounting and advisory services to charities and academy schools across Yorkshire.
He said: “I completed my training at the firm before working as an audit senior for the last two years specialising in both the charities and Academy sectors, which is a role I thoroughly enjoy.
“I’m delighted to receive this promotion and look forward to further developing the types of work we do in this niche area of the accountancy industry.”
BHP Clough & Company provides audit and advisory services to a number of well-known regional charities including Bradford based drugs treatment charity The Bridge Project and Silsden based L’Arche which operates ten communities in the UK for people with and without learning difficulties to live and work.
The wider team, which is headed up by Partner Jane Marshall, acts for a further 200 charity and not for profit clients.
The firm also represents 33 Academies including Bradford Girls Grammar School and The White Rose Academies Trust.
Roland Clark, Director at BHP Clough & Company, said: “Due to extensive regulation, its essential Academies receive the right advice. It’s a very specialised area, and something our firm has become renowned for.
“Our department has seen a significant increase in the amount of work we are carrying out for both new and existing clients in these areas and Neil has played a key part in this growth. He thoroughly deserves this promotion which will greatly enhance the specialist services we can provide.
“In addition to this work, many of the team at BHP Clough & Company volunteer as Governors and Directors, at both charities and Academies, which enhances our understanding of how these organisations work and gives us a first-hand insight into the support and guidance required.”