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Not For Profit

Charitable and Not for Profit organisations play a crucial role in society and provide direct support to communities.  They often are faced with the challenge of balancing variable income with ever-increasing demands. Our specialists will help you achieve financial stability and efficiency, to support your vital services.

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    Meet the team

    The team

  • Charities. Social Housing. Higher and Further Education Institutions.

    Who we can help

  • Audit and Assurance. Business Advisory. Virtual Finance Function. Capital Allowances. Corporate Tax. Payroll and Employment Taxes. Systems & Software. Training.

    How we can help


During many years of working with Not for Profit organisations, we’ve accrued valuable knowledge of how they work, their goals and their concerns. This experience is ready to help you, as you strive to play your part in building a better and fairer world.

Our support covers not only your daily operations but also your long-term programmes to maintain and strengthen your services. With our skilled and motivated team, we can help you implement transformation programmes to structure for greater efficiencies and sustainable improvements. Whatever the size of your organisation and the challenges you face, we’ll work closely with you, advising on how you can maintain your objectives.


With an environment where there are often reducing donations and government funding, set against increasing community demand, we help charities structure for cost-efficient operation, long-term financial security and to safeguard their charitable status.

Our specialist team will understand your needs and will share their knowledge of the latest rules and legislation, so you can always feel confident and prepared. You’ll have access to all our expertise on aspects such as:

  • Financial reporting and management information, providing valuable insights into your performance.
  • Comprehensive, value-adding audit and independent examination.
  • Meeting your compliance and regulatory responsibilities whilst minimising your tax bill across VAT, payroll and employment and corporate taxes.
  • Specialist training to help your team keep up to date with sector changes, address challenges and plan for the future.


Tasked with providing suitable, safe accommodation for tenants and residents, whilst under increasing financial pressure and regulatory scrutiny, social housing providers have a difficult job – so we’re here to make it easier with our specialist support. Our experienced team works with Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and Registered Providers (RPs), on accounts and assurance, financial reporting, taxation, payroll and employment solutions, and tax investigations as well as strategic planning and advice.

With over 20 years working in the sector, we have a thorough understanding of the Housing SORP and a close knowledge of social housing providers, from single associations to large groups. We provide internal and external audits, assurance and advice, complemented by our Payroll & Employment Taxes team who help RSLs and RPs stay complaint while improving efficiency.  Our dedication to social housing providers is borne out by the volunteering of our team, many of whom hold RSL/RP board of management roles.


We deliver dedicated support to higher education and further education institutions and private providers, such as independent colleges, helping them address financial and regulatory issues and providing tailored accountancy services.

Our experts ensure your Board has the latest financial information to guide their decisions, enhance process efficiency and ensure compliance with tax laws and financial regulations. We also help with:

  • Virtual Finance Functions to handle your key processes and provide real time data.
  • External audits and internal audits to help you assess and enhance your systems.
  • Advice on minimising your tax bill across VAT, payroll and corporate taxes.
  • Helping improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your governance arrangements.
  • Specialist training courses to keep you abreast of key changes and help you plan for a secure future.
  • Payroll and employment tax solutions.
  • We received training from AAB in areas where we most needed it, tailor-made to fit exactly the section we had identified to show ongoing difficulties/shortcomings. Thank you for making this whole procedure so much easier for us!

    Astrid Whyte, Mental Health Aberdeen

  • I instructed AAB to investigate a fraud which had occurred at a remote subsidiary of my institution. They acted promptly and with persistence in researching the financial background, providing me with excellent oral and written reports.

    Director, Charitable Institution

  • We benefited not only from access to the wider range of financial services and expertise they offer but also from a company with a strong work ethic, integrity and a genuine desire not just to meet but to anticipate and exceed our expectations.

    Jane Spiers, Aberdeen Performing Arts

  • Since we established Exodun Trust we have worked with AAB to prepare our accounts and assist in the production of our annual report. We have a really good relationship with the team and find their professional approach warm, helpful and supportive.

    Meg Duncan, Exodun Charitable Trust

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