Jill Halford, ACA, DChA, Head of Charities

Jill is a Business Assurance Partner and leads the national charities team within BDO's Not for Profit (NFP) team. She has over nineteen years’ experience working in the NFP sector within a Big Four firm where she took the role of Head of Charity Technical and was responsible for delivering technical support and advice to more than 500 staff nationwide. She has extensive knowledge of reporting under UK GAAP and Charities SORP, and sits on the ICAEW charity technical committee. During her career she has acted for many of the largest and best known charities in the UK, covering visitor attractions, arts, international, disability and animal welfare. In addition, Jill has undertaken secondments with charities covering Finance Director and other executive roles.    
Jill is the Treasurer of the Association of Chief Executives for Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). She is also an independent member of the Finance and Audit Committee at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and set up a small environmental NGO, where she sits on the Board as Treasurer.