Charities & Independent Schools

Charities & Independent Schools

TC is one of the UK’s leading firms in the provision of audit, accountancy, taxation and governance related advice to the charity and independent education sectors.

Possessing a wide and varied client base of charities and independent schools, what makes us special is our breadth of expertise and industry knowledge coupled with a bespoke, highly focused approach to our clients’ particular issues and challenges.

We work closely and in partnership with clients, helping them to achieve Best Practice in all areas of compliance and bringing added value to everything that we do.

Getting to know you  …

To help your organisation we must first understand it.

The only way of achieving this is to spend time with you, discussing key areas to see at first-hand how your organisation operates. We then use this knowledge to develop a strategic approach to our services, helping your organisation run more effectively and efficiently.

Every client is assigned a
 dedicated team, headed by partner Mark Cummins, providing continuity of service throughout the year. We maintain regular contact to help monitor progress and identify areas on which to advise.

Removing the headaches and the hassle  …

We can help you unravel the complexities of statutory compliance, enabling you to concentrate on your core activities. We provide advice on current legislation and its changes, together with how they will affect and potentially change your organisation.

Our services include:

  • audit and accountancy;
  • governance advice (including Trustee training);
  • benchmark reports;
  • payroll;
  • tax planning (including VAT);
  • tax compliance (including Gift Aid).


But that’s not all.  As a valued client you will also be able to benefit from:

  • strategic support;
  • specialist seminars and events;
  • help with recruitment of Trustees;
  • advice on and implementation of internal systems and controls;
  • regular communication on sector issues.

Business advice and value for money

Our ability to deliver in-depth, industry-specific added value advice provides exceptional value for money.

This is key to the service we offer our clients. As a sector team based in our Sussex office we can offer you a full range of services, using the expertise and experience of our staff.

Mark Cummins

Mark Cummins is one of the UK’s leading accountants specialising in the charity and independent school sectors.

Having trained and worked at a number of larger firms, he heads TC’s team of specialists, ensuring that services are properly co-ordinated and delivered in a prompt and professional manner.  He also ensures that our processes are rigorous and that we deliver appropriate observations and add real value.

Mark works closely with the management teams and boards of charities and independent schools in areas such as financial performance and governance.

In addition he is a key presenter at our numerous charity events and is a regular contributor to sector publications.

Mark Cummins, Charities and Education Partner

For further information please call 01903 816699, or email

Free no-obligation consultation

If you’re thinking of changing accountants, contact a member of the TC team today to arrange a free consultation.