Ana Liffey is seeking a new auditor

January 12, 2015

Ana Liffey is seeking a new auditor

Ana Liffey Drug Project invites tenders from Registered Auditors in the Republic of Ireland for its annual audit. The charity is seeking to identify a new auditor early in 2015 in order that the new firm or individual can receive a handover from the existing auditor during the audit for the year ended 31st December 2014. The successful new firm or individual would then be engaged to carry out the audit of the Ana Liffey for the year ended 31st December 2015 and subsequent years.

Ana Liffey currently has annual turnover of just over €2m and approximately 34 employees divided between teams in Dublin, the Midlands and the Mid-West. It is a limited company, and is registered with the Revenue Commissioners for the purposes of section 848A TCA 1997. The organisation’s Council of Management has a Finance Sub-committee and a Treasurer in place. The organisation has a full-time Head of Finance & Administration and full-time Finance & Administration Officer, both of whom are qualified accountants. The organisation uses TAS Books for booking keeping and Sage Micropay for payroll. With the establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Ana Liffey has become a regulated body.

A goal of the new strategic plan of the Ana Liffey will be to “continue to monitor and implement recent good practice standards in governance and financial management”. One of the objectives under this goal will be to “prepare financial statements using the Charities SORP by March 2017”.

The Ana Liffey would like to have its audit field work carried out during the first quarter following the year end, with a view to having the financial statements finalised early in the second quarter each year.
There are some instances where the auditor is required to provide sign-off on an annual financial report to a funder.

In evaluating the tenders the Finance Sub-committee of the Council of Management will priorities the following items;

  • An ability to advise and assist the Ana Liffey in preparing its financial statements in line with the Charities SORP and other best practice financial standards.
  • Expertise and experience in auditing and providing professional advice to non-profit organisations.
  • Value for money.
  • Timely completion of the audit.
  • Ongoing advice to the Finance Sub-committee on improving internal controls, improving the efficiency of financial management and maintaining best practice for financial management, governance and reporting in the non-profit sector.

For more information on this tender process, or to express an interest in this work, please contact the Head of Finance & Administration at

Tenders should be submitted by Friday 27 February 2015.

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