During the coronavirus period, the qualified bookkeepers and accountants at Holy Brook Associates are volunteering to help small charities or community groups with defined projects to update or improve their financial record keeping.
Examples of possible projects (not a definitive list):
- advice around implementing a new accounts system (e.g. Xero or Quickbooks),
- reviewing bookkeeping processes,
- training staff, trustees or volunteers in use of bookkeeping systems.
Criteria to qualify for this free service:
- to help improve the capacity of your charity in the future; and
- your charity would not be otherwise able to afford it.
Your project should be defined, and take up to 10 hours of our bookkeeper’s time, but if in doubt contact us for a discussion. The support will be given remotely with meetings via Zoom or another similar platform. If you run a small charity or community group in the Reading area and you have a project in mind please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Note we expect demand to exceed supply and, if so, the choice of project will be given to our team.
Your work does not have to relate specifically to the coronavirus outbreak as we recognise the whole voluntary sector is going through a difficult time at the moment.
In addition, we are able to send any charity that is furloughing staff and requires help with calculating this a calculator and ‘how to’ guide if they get in touch.