Sandhu joined Haysmacintyre in 2019 from a mid-tier charity specialist firm, having helped build its “extensive” audit and internal assurance services offering. He now specialises in delivering audit, assurance, and advisory services to the charity and not for profit sector.
The firm said by leveraging his experience of working with a wide range of clients, including membership and educational organisations, international charities, independent schools, and larger fundraising medical research charities, Sandhu “consistently” provides his clients with value-added advice and compliance services through “understanding their needs and helping them to achieve their strategic goals”.
Additionally, Sandhu presents to trustees on topics such as governance requirements and the practical application of financial reporting for charities and schools.
He was also previously a member of the Education and Skills Funding Agency working group that delivered accounts direction for the academy sector under the new Statement of Recommended Practice and has completed financial modelling and forecasting work for a newly opened independent school.
Jeremy Beard, managing partner of Haysmacintyre, said: “Vikram has played an invaluable role in our award-winning charity and not for profit team and his impressive and wide-ranging portfolio makes him the perfect candidate for the director RI role. We are auditor to more of the top 5,000 charities than any other UK accountancy firm and are thrilled to promote Vikram to continue this team’s growth.”
Sandhu added: “I am delighted to be made Director RI in haysmacintyre’s fantastic charity team. The community support at the firm is unmatched, and I am proud to be embarking on this next chapter with Haysmacintyre.
“I am looking forward to helping the firm grow its presence in the charity and not for profit sector, as well as serving our over 800 valued charity clients that we already advise.”