“I took over as Chief Executive in April 2015 and had previously worked within organisations that have their own, in-house accountancy teams. So I was unsure that a ‘contracted out’ service, such as that provided by AAB, would provide the same levels of support and satisfy me that it was the best method of serving our business needs.
Within a really short time frame, I’m delighted to say that my initial concerns have been completely allayed and that the team at AAB have provided me and my organisation with a level of service that is unrivalled. They have a really strong grasp of the type of business we are and that which we aspire to be and are aligned to our values and culture.
SCARF is a vibrant and value-driven social enterprise, operating as a registered charity with two subsidiary companies. As such we are required to prepare and submit both consolidated accounts and an annual return to the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The assistance received in this respect has been exceptional and AAB provides us with a wide range of accountancy and payroll services to ensure our compliance.
People do business with people and AAB’s people are friendly, helpful and professional. The Charities Team, ably led by Fiona Sewell, has been tremendously supportive and has continued to give us guidance and advice that far surpasses any contractual requirement. AAB have also helped to upskill our own staff to be able to do more of our accounting in house.
I have no hesitation in recommending the services of AAB to others in the social or private enterprise sectors as the services we’ve received from them are unmatched and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Thane Lawrie, Chief Executive.