What is ACIE?
The Association of Charity Independent Examiners is focused on raising the standards of Independent Examination. ACIE supports Independent Examiners and small charities by offering webinars, workshops and other training events ensuring that Independent Examiners are up to date and conversant with Best Practice.
ACIE specialises in training both accountants and non-accountants to undertake independent examination in their communities. 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) independent examiners must hold a relevant accountancy qualification.
ACIE offers a full training course in Independent Examination that leads to Full Membership and a qualification that permits individuals without an appropriate qualification to undertake Independent Examination.
Founded in 1999, ACIE is the only professional body whose sole focus is IE. 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.
The Context of Independent Examination
What is Independent Examination?
Independent Examination (IE) is an essential part of a your annual reporting to the Regulator
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. public.
How do I find an ACIE Independent examiner?A number of our full members advertise their services on our website
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.
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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. Affiliates receive a membership pack guiding them through the next stages.
Full membership is awarded for excellence in charity examination. In order to become a full member you must first have joined as an affiliate. 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.
ACIE NewsletterKeeping you up to date on all things IE
Our Newsletter is free to members but in the interest of 'spreading the word' about IE we make older copies available to the public.
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