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Charity Services

Helping charity trustees to focus on what they do best

The Offer

Regulation in the charity sector has increased substantially in recent years. Many Trustees find compliance extremely onerous but are in no position to employ knowledgeable staff to address this and expect the cost of professional advice and support to be prohibitive.

My aim is to provide a cost effective service to Charity Trustees to allow them to focus on the pursuit of the charitable purposes free from concerns over financial management and regulatory compliance. As a sole practicioner I am in a position to tailor services to the needs and resources of the Charity.

Where I can help

Financial Management & Governance

This can include any or all of charity governance review, charity risk assessment, setting up of financial processes, supervision of financial operations, annual budgeting and regular reporting to Trustees, preparation of annual financial statements. The services provided will always be tailored to best suit the needs of the client.

Independent Examination

As a registered CA Firm and holder of a current ICAS Practicing Certificate , I am licenced to conduct independent examination work for organsiations with annual income up to £500,000. The service can also include year end accounting and financial statements preparation work if that is what best meets the clients needs.

Charity Setup and/or Incorporation Support

I have significant experience in supporting Trustees who are setting up new charities or incorporating existing charities. This can include developing a new fit for purpose constitution, managing the engagement with OSCR, developing a business plan and budget and establishing processes to run the charity in an efficient and effective manner.

Organisation Structure Assessment

Evaluation of the most suitable legal/organisational structure for potential charities. This includes an assessment of the optimum form of organisation – Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Company Limited by Guarantee, Community Interest Company, Voluntary Association – and whether charitable registration is likely to be achievable.

Brian Miller

  • Trained as a Chartered Accountant from 1978
  • Fully qualified member of ICAS since 1982
  • Holder of ICAS Practicing Certificate since 2010
  • Annual CPD refresh of charity sector knowledge
  • Financial Management for several Scottish charities
  • Independent examiner for numerous small charities
  • New charity setup/conversions for a range of charities
  • Trustee of a number of national and local charities

Charity Clients

Types of charities where my skills 

have been put into practice



Community support,

Sports bodies,

Mission agencies.

Let's make contact

Addr: 94 Blenheim Place, Aberdeen AB25 2DY

Tel: +44 1224 611 420


Experience base for charity services and consultancy work.


To discuss how my services can meet your needs.