Sam Coutinho2020-12-31T08:36:35+00:00

My passion has always been to challenge the charity and education sector and I was recently described as a positive disruptor. Was this a compliment or not? On further thought, I think it is possibly the thing I have been most proud of in my career to date.

My exceptional experience as a partner in two firms of chartered accountants, as an audit and advisory partner to numerous independent school and charity clients and my 12 years as a governor and a trustee has enabled me to establish “Sam Coutinho – Focusing on Risk”.  I aim to bring bespoke risk management and financial governance advice to enable the charities and schools to be confidently compliant in an environment that requires charities to be more agile, more creative and less risk averse.

I have always questioned whether doing what we have always done in the way that we have always done it, is going to drive the organisation to be the best it can be. This new opportunity is going to enable me to support the charity and education sectors to challenge the status quo. I want to help my clients to be even more successful and more importantly to future proof their organisations.

It would be great to work with you so please get in touch if you are ready to be positively disrupted.

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While there are many challenges facing the sector I have set out below what I believe are the two areas that all senior executives and trustees should be focussing on now.


Without strong financial governance you cannot achieve strategic success.
Do you know how strong your financial governance is?


A good risk management process does not mean your risk management is good. How effective is your risk management and will it identify the risks that can break your organisation?

Click here to find out more about financial governance
Click here to find out more about risk management

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