ACIE UK Wide Annual Conference, Online.

30th September 2021

This year’s conference aims to reach all parts of the UK during these continued challenging times. The  content includes areas to assist Examiners with their work whilst also recognising charities may be turning to Examiners, as an advisor, for help on other related matters.  We hope the topics provide you with additional insight to enhance the work you do for the benefit of Examiners and charities alike.

In order to address all jurisdictions we have parallel keynote speakers: we are delighted to welcome Maureen Mallon from OSCR, and a to be confirmed speaker from the SORP committee to provide our annual updates. 

Topics: Responsible Investment, Gift Aid, VAT, CIO status, working with Islamic charities.

Speakers:  Javed Akhtar (CASS), Stephen Carroll (HMRC), Maureen Mallon (OSCR), Gareth Morgan (Kubernesis), Chris Smith (ACIE), Sarah Smith (ACIE)


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We are aware that many of our members are dealing with the transfer of business to home, and with the financial implications of the widespread shut down.

HMRC's support for business can be accessed here

The Charity Commission's statement is here including advice on delaying AGMs and submission of accounts.


Welcome to the Association of Charity Independent Examiners

ACIE is an association of people who carry out IE, providing support and information to its members, charities and other interested parties.

  • Founded in 1999, ACIE  are the only professional body whose sole focus is IE.
  • Full Membership is the only way for people without any other accountancy qualification to undertake IE at a higher level (i.e. above £250,000 in England & Wales and Northern Ireland and the examination of accruals accounts in Scotland).
  • The Full Membership procedure is the only route available to people wanting to have their work in Independent Examination scrutinised and validated.
  • The ACIE provides a regular programme of seminars and conferences aimed at ensuring that Independent Examiners are up to date and conversant with Best Practice.

Click here for all CPD Events 2021


Forthcoming Webinars

15-September 2021 Accounts of charities converting to CIOs or SCIOs.

21-September 2021  Different forms of external scrutiny of not for profits

22-September 2021 Accruals Accounting for Charities (3 hour workshop)

07-October 2021 VAT Changes

20-October 2021 The Impact of Covid-19 for Independent Examiners

28-October 2021 Reserves

10-November 2021 Resilience & Going Concern

11-November Receipts and Payments

24-November Serious Incident Reporting

08-December 2021 Thinking of Becoming an Independent Examiner?



Find out more about IE

What is Independent Examination?

Independent examination is a form of external scrutiny suitable for smaller charities. The role of the examiner is to provide an independent scrutiny of the accounts and, in this way, help maintain public trust and confidence in charities. More details here.

Independent Examination: an essential part of a your annual reporting to the Regulator

Click here to find out more about IE and annual reporting



Join Us         

Affiliate membership is open to anyone interested in undertaking independent examinations of charity accounts, who supports the aims of ACIE, and is willing to adhere to the ACIE Code of Ethics for any independent examinations undertaken.

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Full Membership: In order to become a full member you must first have joined as an affiliate. Affiliates receive a membership pack guiding them through the next stages.

Full membership is awarded for excellence in charity examination. 

You will need to pass a qualifying assessment, providing evidence of your knowledge and understanding of charity accounting and practical examples of IE you have undertaken. Click here to find out how to become a Full Member.




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How do I find an ACIE          Independent examiner?

A number of our full  members advertise their services on our website: here (Find an IE).

Please free to contact us at: ACIE, 19 Windsor Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AJ (0131 659 9751) or contact our Development Manager ( Farah Mendlesohn admin@acie.org.uk)


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