Phil Cliftlands, Head of Not for Profit

Executive Summary

Phil is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner in the Not for Profit Assurance and Advisory team. He specialises in social housing but also has experience of working across the wider not for profit and public sector.

Phil has developed extensive experience and expertise in social housing financial reporting in his 20 years in practice having previously led another large firm's housing practice delivering both audit and other assurance and advisory projects before joining BDO.

Phil has worked with the London G15 and many other large housing associations in the sector, has co-led a statutory inquiry on behalf of the social housing regulator and also been seconded to a large national Registered Provider focusing on treasury strategy.

He has also worked closely with the National Housing Federation where he took the lead in supporting the SORP Working Party's development of the housing SORP and on the housing sector's response and preparation for FRS 102 convergence.

Phil is a regular speaker at NHF roadshows and conferences on housing and financial reporting developments and is a member of the ICAEW Social Housing Sub-Committee.