Grant Audit Services in Northampton

Grant audits are a highly specialist area. Many grants, such as InnovateUK, FP7, Horizon 2020 and INTERREG need to be certified and reported to funders by an independent Registered Auditor.

Given the complexities of funding arrangements and project management systems, working with specialists is essential. Controls must be in place to ensure that funding monies are used for the purposes intended, that costs are reasonable and appropriate, and that expenditure is compliant with relevant legislation. This need for accountability puts a significant burden on companies to put in place controls, maintain adequate paperwork and produce robust financial reporting.

The completion of a grant audit puts these controls to the test. This can be a challenging time for grant management and finance staff so it’s essential to work with a specialist that is familiar with the funders’ requirements and one that is experienced in establishing efficient audit processes.

Why should I use Elsby and Co for my grant audit?

We have a dedicated charity, not-for-profit and donor funded team, who work day-to-day with organisations like yours that are fully accountable to their funders. We understand the processes and controls that you must have in place to meet donor compliance requirements and the practicalities of organising a grant audit. We deliver an efficient audit and support you to meet your deadlines.

Our Credentials

Elsby is an award-winning firm of Chartered Accountants and recognised throughout the region as a leading provider of audit services, covering grant audits, SRA audits and general audit and assurance services.

Personal approach

We have a collaborative approach and take an active interest in the organisations and projects that we work with, sharing best practices to add value through the audit process.

We appreciate you may have plans already in place for the completion of your grant audit, however it never hurts to get a second opinion from those who understand this market. If you would like to hear more, please contact us by email or phone us on 0330 053 9189


Elsby are registered to carry on audit work in the UK & Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Elsby and Co is a trading name of Elsby & Co (Sywell) Ltd, registered in England no. 05377378. Director Carl Elsby (ACA).

What our clients say about us

Gina Wood
Dipesh Radia has always been most professional and friendly in his emails and telephone conversations. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of tax affairs. Overall the service received has been of a very satisfactory level. Communication is excellent which is key to maintaining a good relationship with clients
Mark Ellis
Elsby & Co look after all my Tax and accounting needs, both personal and Business, and I am completely happy with the service they provide. In all of my dealings, whether by phone or e mail, I have always found all staff to be extremely pleasant....Polite, capable ,professional and easy to talk to. If I have had any questions or queries, they have always answered them straight away, fully and to my complete satisfaction. Responses to my mails or calls has been virtually immediate. I have every faith in them to always look after my best interests and therefore I would happily recommend Dipesh and the whole Elsby and Co team to my family and friends.
Zane Oliver
I had the pleasure of working with James from Elsby & Co as my accountant, and I cannot recommend him enough. James is an expert in his field, and he provided me with fantastic accounting services that went above and beyond my expectations. James took the time to understand my business and my financial needs, and he provided me with tailored advice and solutions that helped me to improve my bottom line. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and detail-oriented, ensuring that all of my financial records were accurate and up-to-date. In addition to his technical abilities, James is also a pleasure to work with. He is friendly, approachable, and always available to answer any questions I had. He made the often-daunting process of managing my finances a breeze, and I always felt confident that my financial affairs were in good hands. Overall, I cannot recommend James and Elsby & Co enough. If you are looking for an accountant who can provide you with top-notch services and help you to achieve your financial goals, look no further. James is the best in the business, and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Colin Halford
Formerly Trevor Newell Accountants, i was a little apprehensive when i learnt a new accountants would be doing my accounts. Dipesh is now my accountant & after a little misunderstanding on my part probably i am happy with how things work & that he is doing a good job on my behalf & explains things well.
Emma Fletcher
Elsby & Co recently performed an external audit for us for a grant fund claim. The process was simple and efficient and the team were very helpful.
Ben Verinder
Professional. Prompt to respond to queries. Good team and really really useful advice.
Very professional, knowledgable and friendly team, everyone goes above and beyond ! I couldn’t recommend Elsby & Co highly enough !!!
Sam Etemadi
The level of advise, care and professionalism is next to none. Our company, Dr S Etemadi Dental Practice Ltd, has been a client for many years and intends to stay for many more years to come. Highly recommended.
Sam Etemadi
A very big Thank You to Leona, James, Natalie, Sarah, Sarah, Charlotte, Rebecca and everyone else in this firm who are always there to lend a hand when you need advice and help. One of the best!
Nic Brough
Personal tax has become complex for me, and Elsby were able to review my position and do a professional job of filing the return for me, incidentally helping me save some money as well as giving me two days back. Very helpful and friendly, as well as clear and fast.