Yorkshire and North Derbyshire’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants, BHP, are celebrating the fifth member of their successful Charity Team being awarded a Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA).
BHP senior manager, Rachel Heath, has completed an experience-based route diploma at BHP. Rachel has spent the last 20 years specialising in the charity and the not-for-profit sector and has now gained official recognition for her work within the Charities Team.
In addition, BHP’s head of Charities, Jane Marshall, has also recently been appointed as Engagement Partner to assist the Charity Commission and the Charities SORP Committee in writing the next Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).
Jane joins the technical and professional stream and is one of only a handful from the north of England. This gives her the opportunity to be at the forefront of influencing the next SORP from the viewpoint of the many charities she acts for in the region.
Jane Marshall, head of Charities at BHP, said: “Rachel is a key member of the Charities Team at BHP and over the course of her diploma has highlighted her excellence for charity accounting and financial reporting. We are thrilled to have in our strong specialist team, five individuals who all possess the Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA).
“I am also looking forward to beginning my role as a SORP Engagement Partner as this will allow BHP to help deliver good practice both nationally and regionally. This role will enable me to give the local sector a voice and help Northern based charity clients whilst ensuring BHP is at the forefront of advice and development.”
Lisa Leighton, joint manager partner at BHP, said: “Rachel’s Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA) and Jane’s appointment as a SORP Engagement Partner is a great achievement for the Charity Team.
“Both Rachel and Jane’s time, commitment and effort only highlights further the incredible talent and expertise we have here at BHP as our staff continue to go above and beyond for their sector – this a milestone for the Charity Team.”