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Simon Erskine

Simon Erskine FCA FCIE DChA

61 Mortimer Road
NW10 5QR
Phone: 020 8964 0198

Simon is a Chartered Accountant and was one of the first charity advisors to achieve the ICAEW's Diploma in Charity Accounting. His first experience working with charities was as a Community Service Volunteer in Scotland working in a training college for disabled young people in 1971 before going to university. After graduating from King's College, Cambridge, Simon worked for three years as the administrator of a homelessness charity before training as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young (predecessor to Ernst & Young). In 1982 he established his own accountancy practice working for the voluntary sector. After various mergers - including 12 years in award-winning firm Gotham Erskine - he joined mid-tier firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson as Charities Technical Partner in July 2011 before retiring from there in September 2016. He has now turned full circle and is once again working freelance as a charity and not for profit advisor and independent examiner.

His former audit clients include Greenpeace UK, Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties), CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), Global Justice Now and Refugee Action; he also had a substantial housing practice.

Simon actively supports a range of charities and campaigning groups, particularly in the fields of the environment, international development and human rights. For many years he was the Treasurer, and a Trustee, of Freedom from Torture (formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture) and continues to serve on its Finance Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of European Human Rights Advocacy Centre.

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