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Our services to Charities include;

  • Governance advice to Charity Boards and Directors;
  • Taxation advice, including applying for tax exempt status, corporate structuring, and VAT advice;
  • Company secretarial advice;
  • Audit and advisory advice;
  • Risk assessments and internal audit reviews.

At Woods and Partners, we have a stellar track record of working with Charities. Our Managing Partner, Conor Woods, was appointed the inaugural Chair of the Charities Regulatory Authority in 2014 by the Minister for Justice. Conor has also acted as Chair of Chartered Accountants Ireland Charity and Not for Profit Group.

Our Charity Group at Woods and Partners advises some of the largest Charities in Ireland. Our clients in this sector are involved in mental health, research, drama, education, registered providers of social housing, Health Service Executive (“HSE”) Section 38 & 39 Agencies and religious orders.

Tax exempt status on income (excl. VAT) is available to charities existing for the purpose of relief of poverty, advancement of education or religion, or for other purposes beneficial to the community once the charity is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority and complies with the Charities Act 2009.


Charities Act 2009

What can we do for you?

Our Dedicated team has a strong track record in providing services to a wide range of charities. 


Accounting & Compliance
Management Accounting
Outsourced Payroll Services
Secondment of Staff
Interim Financial Solutions


Statutory Audit,
Grant / Funder / CE Scheme Audit
Technical Reporting Standards
Charities SORP (FRS 102)
Impact Assessment
Financial Function Effectiveness
Ongoing Update & Training





Governance & Risk Management
IT Audit & Cyber Security
HR Organisational Development
Strategy Alignment
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Process Improvement
Internal Audit
Value for Money Review
Privacy & GDPR


Tax Refund on Donations
Tax Free Gifts and Inheritance
VAT on Activities and Recovery VAT
Payment of Expenses and Subsistence
Employment Taxes
Stamp Duty Exemption
Tax Compliance


Company Formations
Filing of Annual Returns & Accounts
Board Meetings
Board Constitution
Review, Alterations & Maintenance of Statutory Books
Provision of Registered Office Address & Mail
Forwarding Facility
In-House Training

“We have worked with Woods & Partners for several years and have found them not only supportive, but a pleasure to work with. The professionalism and the willingness of the team to help gives huge confidence and has led to more of a partnership than auditor and client.”

Susan O’Dwyer Chief Executive Make-A-Wish Ireland


“Woods and Partners have a detailed knowledge and expertise of the Charity Sector, including all Regulatory, Compliance and Governance issues that are relevant to Charities in Ireland. This leading edge expertise has helped Order of Malta Ireland in many ways in our requirements under the Charities Act and Governance Code. We are delighted to continue this Partnership”.

Peadar Ward, CEO, Order of Malta Ireland.

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