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Grant Audits

Grant Audit Specialists

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LEES have a dedicated team of qualified and highly experienced grant auditors.

Grant Audit Team


Jerry Hyde FCCA ACA – Director

Jerry Hyde is LEES’ Director of Grant Audit Services. With over 25 years experience, he is an expert in not-for-profit organisations and leads LEES’ dedicated grant auditing division. Jerry has extensive knowledge of grant funds, and has been engaged as First Level Controller and independent auditor on hundreds of projects.

Ellen Thompson CA – Senior Grant Audit Manager

As the Senior Grant Audit Manager, Ellen is responsible for the operational aspects of all Grant Audit contracts. Ellen has managed audits on hundreds of projects and regularly attends CPD and EU update courses. She has been working with various clients on grant audits since 2004 across EU Framework programmes 5, 6, and 7; Horizon 2020; and INTERREG III, IV and V, among various other streams.

Ellen also has specialist experience in grants awarded by the US Federal Government. She studied as part of her training at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, before going on to work for one of the largest Certified Public Accountancy firms in the US. As US Federal Funding has become more popular in the UK and Europe over the past few years, Ellen has helped to develop LEES into one of the key audit firms in the UK; offering Single Audit services to institutions requiring support in this area of grant compliance.

Jonathan Gray FCCA – Senior Grant Audit Manager

Jonathan Gray joined LEES with significant experience in grant finance and administration. Jonathan has worked in the HEI sector since 2007, specifically within grant finance. He is highly knowledgeable regarding the financial administration of all types of grants and fully conversant in standard HEI financial procedures and practices, including Full Economic Costing and TRAC accounting. As part of his various roles in international collaborative projects, Jonathan has also obtained significant experience in working with SMEs and larger companies in all aspects of grant finance. Given the depth of his understanding of grant administration, Jonathan adds a practical dimension to the team, with detailed understanding of the specifics of grant funding.

Specialist Audit Services Team

LEES’ dedicated, specialist audit services team are a highly knowledgeable group of professionals with client service at the heart of what they do. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our clients; and with short reporting lines and quick turnarounds, our clients can always be sure that we’re working hard for them.

We ensure that we continually stay up to date with the ever-changing landscape of grant funding. See how we’re doing this via our “Keeping up-to-date” page.

LEES’ strategy is to monitor internal performance by assessing the quality of our services, and through considering feedback from close contact with clients; we are focused on fostering long and trusting relationships with our clients.