Liverpool Philharmonic appoints MHA Moore and Smalley

Tue, July 2nd, 2019

to conduct audit work

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has chosen MHA Moore and Smalley to be its new provider for audit services.

The Liverpool-based accountancy and business advisory firm will work with the organisation to oversee financial compliance for its concerts, events and learning activities at the iconic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts across the UK and worldwide.

Specialists from MHA Moore and Smalley’s charity and not-for-profit team will also work with the organisation to help it further develop the efficiency of its internal financial systems and procedures.

The team will be led by partners Jenny McCabe and Tracey Johnson, herself a former member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, with support from the wider audit team.

Jenny said: “It’s a real privilege to be given this opportunity to work with such a prestigious and historic institution as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

“Not everyone is aware of that Liverpool Philharmonic is a registered charity and the amazing reach it has from its concerts and events activity, and through its extensive learning programme.

“Our role as auditors is to work collaboratively with Liverpool Philharmonic to maintain long-term financial stability and ensure it can continue bringing joy and happiness to people through music for many years to come.”

Tracey added: “This is a dream come true for me. I spent my late teenage years playing the viola with the youth orchestra, touring at home and abroad.

“I’ve always said if there was any organisation in Liverpool I would love to do work for it’s Liverpool Philharmonic. The whole team is proud to be working with such an iconic institution.”

Stephan Heaton, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Executive Director (Finance), said: “As a registered charity with a commercial operation too, our business is multi-layered. We therefore required the services of a firm who could quickly understand our business to conduct a robust and transparent audit. We’re pleased to be working with MHA Moore and Smalley, who have immediately demonstrated that they could fulfil this brief.”

The firm will also audit the accounts of the society’s trading subsidiary, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Events Ltd, which stages music, comedy and other artistic performances at the Hope Street venue by some the world’s most well-known names.

MHA Moore and Smalley’s Liverpool office is based at 20 Chapel Street in the city centre. The firm has a further eight offices across the North West.

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