Crowe appoints Julia Poulter partner in non-profits team

10 January 2020 3 min. read
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Julia Poulter has left the charity wing of BDO to join the non-profits wing of Crowe UK. Poulter becomes a Partner at Crowe, having advised a wide range of not-for-profit clients from local charities to large national charities and housing associations.

Poulter brings the best part of two decades of experience to Crowe. As a Partner in the company’s non-profits team, she will work with and support Crowe’s clients in a range of sectors including, care charities, social housing, INGOs, and those with national fundraising operations. She will be based in the firm’s London office.

Naziar Hashemi, National Head of Non Profits at Crowe commented, “The addition of talent like Julia is a core part of continuing to provide the highest levels of service to our clients. Our focus continues to be on delivering quality and rigour, while supporting charities to enable them to maximise their impact for their stakeholders and beneficiaries.”

Crowe appoints Julia Poulter partner in non-profits team

Poulter started her career in consulting on non-profit matters in 2001, when she spent the last of her 12 year stay as Group Manager of the charities and not-for-profit group at PKF UK. During this time, she had a dual role co-ordinating the specialist team in the PKF London office and managing a large portfolio of clients. Following the company’s merger with BDO, Poulter rose to Director in the professional services firm’s charity arm over the following six years.

Speaking on her new role, Poulter said, “Crowe’s expertise and reputation in the Non Profit sector as the top charity auditor is widely recognised and I am pleased to be joining such a market-leading team. I very much look forward to continuing to help grow our sector offering, working with our talented teams nationally. Crowe is an exceptional firm and I am very proud to be part of it.”

A regular speaker at CFG and Civil Society training events, Poulter is passionate about improving knowledge and skills in the sector, while she is also known as an avid volunteer. Over the course of her exploits, she has been a Scout Leader, supporter of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the first female national standard bearer of the Royal British Legion – a role she held for three years, representing the charity at events across the UK and overseas. Currently Poulter is the Chair of local homelessness charity, LATCH.

Poulter will need to draw on all her expertise in the third sector in order to help Crowe’s clients there. Charities of all sizes face wide and varied challenges, from increasing costs, funding pressures and public trust, to increased demand and political uncertainty. It has become increasingly important for advisors to respond quickly and effectively to help tackle challenges and deliver real value through a range of activities.

National audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe UK is a member of Crowe Global, which currently boasts a total global workforce of more than 36,000 professionals. The network has more than 200 firms across 130 countries who have been working with a multinational client base across borders for over 100 years but in that time it has constantly evolved.