Saffery Champness to work for the Rochester Bridge Trust

A leading accountancy firm has been appointed to advise one of the country’s oldest charities.

Saffery Champness, the 12th largest accountancy firm in the UK by fee income, advises more than 300 charities and not-for-profit entities, and that now includes the Rochester Bridge Trust.

Paula Puxty, Chief Finance Officer for the Trust, welcomed the new advisers: “The Trust is an £100million pound charity, funded by an estate that was initially established in medieval times. While our work has evolved to meet modern day challenges, many of our decisions are impacted by agreements made hundreds of years ago.

“To have Saffery Champness support our work and advise us on financial decisions that may have an impact many hundreds of years into the future is a very welcome move.”

Saffery Champness provides advice on tax, VAT and accounting issues, as well as audit and assurance.

Liz Hazell, who leads the firm’s not-for-profit team, explained: “Our clients range from new start-up charities to centuries-old livery companies, giving us a wealth of experience to be able to support the Rochester Bridge Trust. It is a pleasure to be working for this historic charity, which has played such an important part in its community for more than six centuries.”