Emma Willder

Beyond Profit


Emma established Beyond Profit in 2017 having taken the leap into self-employment. She has worked in the charity sector for over 15 years managing multidisciplinary teams ranging from finance to marketing. She supports small and medium-sized charities with their finance and governance. With a proven track record in both these areas, she is passionate about sharing this with others.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds their Members in Practice Certificate. She also holds a certificate in Charity Law and Governance from the Institute of Governance and is an affiliate member of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners.

Emma sits on CIMA’s Research Advisory Panel, is a Trustee of Wood Street Mission and is Treasurer of both Bolton Cancer Voices and Howfen FC.

Emma takes a client-centric, solution-focused approach making use of her experience and clients love working with her.

Her main areas of work are:
Bookkeeping and Management Accounts
Preparation of Annual Statutory Accounts
Independent Examinations
Virtual Finance Director
Secretary to the Trustees, including minuting meetings
Charity Administration
Risk Management Workshops
Finance and governance policy writing


My clients tend to be small charities who cannot afford to pay a full-time Finance Director or just want a bit of extra support with their finance and governance.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Affiliate of the Chartered Governance Institute
Affiliate of the Association of Charity Independent Examiner
Certificate in Charity Law & Governance


Over 15 years experience of working in the charity sector, Emma has worked with a variety of clients from educational charities to those working with homeless youth.

She has managed multidisciplinary teams including finance, marketing, fundraising, HR and premises.

Her wide-ranging experience means she is able to bring a range of experience and knowledge to charities, connecting the dots and making a postive impact.