Housing associations have retained their broad social responsibilities, but at the same time finance for activities that are beyond the scope of services of general economic interests should be free of state aid. The capital market is becoming harder to access, while national and international legislation has increased. This means that housing associations need to be more business-like in the way they think and operate in order to survive. Besides looking for solutions to guarantee their continued existence, they are also seeking out opportunities for them to carry on fulfilling their social responsibilities.
Housing Associations Sector Group: your specialist in the sector
BDO has more than 100 housing associations among its regular clients, and provides them with support in financial, tax-related, organisational and other issues. We have close relationships with Aedes (the sector organisation of housing associations), two sector funds, specifically WSW and CFV, NIROV (public housing consultancy section), the Dutch Accounting Standards Board and NBA, the Netherlands institute of accountants. Our professional knowledge, our experience in the sector and our contacts make us a true specialist in the sector. We know the opportunities and threats that exist for housing associations such as yours.
Seeking solutions from a broad perspective
The Housing Associations Section Group brings together our knowledge and expertise in the area of housing associations. As our auditors and advisers are also active outside the sector, they are able to help you seek solutions from a broad perspective. We can provide you with expert advice and support for your day-to-day management and business operations as well as specific projects in the following areas:
- accounting and management information systems;
- special investigations (e.g. in relation to fraud);
- advice on corporation tax;
- information security and automation solutions;
- advice on management structures and corporate governance;
- HR issues such as performance management and competence-based working
We look to the future with you and work towards the same goal: achieving the targets of your housing association. Please contact us if you would like to discuss, without obligation, what the Housing Associations Sector Group
can do for you.