NPO practice

KEY CONTACTS

Woo E-Sah Partner and Industry Lead
 
+65 6594 7843
eswoo@RSMSingapore.sg
 
Sovann Giang Senior Director and Deputy Industry Lead
 
 

basic illustrations single files 37Not-for-profits, Charities and Institutions of a Public Character ("NPOs") face their own unique management difficulties. While many excel in their primary roles and activities, they often struggle to keep abreast with relevant rules and regulations applicable to Charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) due to limited resources dedicated to these necessary functions.

Following the wake of recent events that drew public attention to mismanagement issues and lack of governance in charities and religious organisations, NPOs are now under greater scrutiny with the implementation of tighter regulatory requirements and increased transparency demands.


Dealing with Unique Challenges

Charged with juggling these new responsibilities, NPOs are forced to operate in a leaner manner and find more efficient ways to deploy manpower. This has resulted in a sharp rise in demand for experienced partners to alleviate strain and keep operations running smoothly.


How We Can Help

         
Compliance Advisory Process Productivity
NPO compliance   NPO advisory   NPO processproductivity
  • Rules & regulations applicable to charities & IPCs
  • FRS
  • CAS
  • GST – Compliance & Advisory
  • Restructuring
  • Board effectiveness
  • Succession planning
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Company incorporation
  • Accounting outsourcing
  • Technology & information
  • Client management system


Our Services

 

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Audit >

  • Statutory audits
  • Audit certifications (e.g. fundraising appeals, annual return of tax deductible receipts for IPCs, patient statistics, student muster)

Tax >

  • GST – compliance and advisory (e.g. assessment of GST registration liability)
  • Customised GST workshops
  • Assistance with application of International NPO status with EDB

Advisory >

Corporate

  • Corporate structure
  • Committee structure
  • Constitutional documents

Risk management

  • Internal audit and regulatory compliance
  • Risk management framework development
  • Corporate governance review
  • Board evaluation
  • Policies and procedures development

Business Solutions >

Corporate secretarial services

  • Organisation setup (Society or Public Company Limited by Guarantee)
  • Corporate secretarial and statutory compliance

Accounting

  • Setup of accounting systems, processes and workflows
  • Conversion of FRS to CAS
  • Recurring administration and accounting services

Technology advisory and information technology

  • Membership, grants and donor management system
  • Non-profit event management system and self-help portal solution
  • Automated donations
  • Microsoft Office 365 (free subscription)
  • Disaster recovery site services
  • Azure cloud backup/managed cloud backup
  • Cloud infrastructure as a service
  • Anti-ransomware protection
  • Next-generation firewall

Payroll

  • Payroll outsourcing
  • HR advisory

 

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Why RSM?

We have a dedicated NPO Practice Team with experience working with numerous clients, including large societies and companies limited by guarantee, across diverse sectors with primary activities related to:

 

 
 NPO education

 
Education

(public schools, institutes of higher learning)
   NPO NPO

  International non-profit organisations
(e.g. inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations)
   NPO religious

  Religious
activities
   NPO sports

  Sports
(national sports associations)
  NPO youth

  Community and
youth associations


  NPO health

  Health
(e.g. hospitals, clinics, health-related foundations)
  NPO arts

  Arts and
heritage


  NPO others

  Other non-profit or social objectives
(e.g. clubs, clans, chambers of commerce)

We track pressing trends and challenges encountered by NPOs and assess the implications for our clients. Combining in-depth knowledge with technical expertise, we deliver holistic solutions with real-world practicality.

  • Dedicated NPO practice since 2007
  • Extensive experience serving NPO clients across many different sectors
  • Expertise in the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards, the Charities Accounting Standard, and the Code of Corporate Governance for Charities and IPCs
  • High partner, director and manager involvement
  • End-to-end services and capabilities
  • Expertise in compliance with legislation governing charities and IPCs

NPO Practice Insights

How We Help Clients
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