Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has expanded its Yorkshire and North East team with the senior appointment of Sarah Anderson as partner.

Sarah joins the not for profit team as Charities Audit partner. She brings nearly 30 years’ experience, with particular expertise in charity auditing, accounts and governance advice.

Working alongside a large number of charities and not for profit organisations, she also specialises in financial governance, board effectiveness, reserves policies, risk management and internal controls. She joins from Deloitte.

Terry Jones, Partner and Head of BDO in Yorkshire and the North East, said: “Sarah has carved out an exceptional career in the not for profit sector and brings to BDO an excellent reputation amongst some of the largest charities and not for profit organisations across the regions.

“Sarah will play an important role in spearheading our drive in the charities sector, using her experience on the Charity Commission’s SORP Committee, for example, to support not for profit organisations across the auditing, accounts and governance landscape.”

Sarah commented: “I'm really looking forward to working with a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations across the North and nationally.

“I am also keen to support my colleagues to be the best that they can be, working with organisations that give people a sense of purpose, and acting as a role model promoting women in leadership.”

The BDO Charities team works alongside a wide range of organisations and social enterprises, including those involved in the arts, health, research, philanthropy, social welfare, education, conservation, citizenship, as well as faith-based and international development activities.

Jones added: “We are firmly committed in the region to investing in the very best talent. Sarah’s arrival reflects our drive and ambition to bring onboard key individuals who will play a vital role in our growth journey as a business.”