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 procedure is the only route available to people wanting to have their work in Independent Examination scrutinised and validated.
  • 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).

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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. Click here to join now.

Full Membership:you need to pass a qualifying assessment (you will need to provide 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.

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.


Find an IE       

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 (Anne-Marie Barry anne-marie@acie.org.uk


The Association of Charity Independent Examiners

About Us:

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Telephone: 0131 659 9751 or 07899 89166 Email: info@acie.org.uk       
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