Preparation of annual accounts
We aim to be efficient in what we do to minimise the time we spend on administrative tasks and maximise the time we spend on core charitable activities. We are required to file audited annual accounts each year. We file accounts in the UK (audited, global consolidated accounts), US, Canada, Australia, Ireland (audited) and several other countries. We aim to minimise the time it takes us to prepare them. We also aim to minimise the time the auditor needs to complete their review by ensuring all information required is available at the start of the audit and there are no errors to correct. We have brought technology to bear and the preparation of our accounts globally is highly automated.
At the end of our financial year it now takes us one day to prepare our accounts for audit.
This is reflected in the date by which we file our end of year accounts, post audit. Information for the filing of our global consolidated accounts is shown via the link and in the graph.