Choosing an ACIE member gives you the reassurance of working with someone who:
We recognise that being a good independent examiner requires a thorough understanding of the charity sector in general and that is why our training events and conferences cover a wide range of issues such as tax and gift aid, anti-money laundering, managing reserves and reporting to the Regulator; an ACIE examiner can offer more than just scrutiny of accounts, they can offer charities advice and information to do things better.
Our independent examiners are organised into regions. You can search the handbook here.
One of the commonest questions new charities, and charities converting to CIOs and SCIOs ask, is when they need to file their accounts. This article by Professor Gareth Morgan of Kubernesis, explains what you need to know: download.
Independent Examiners are frequently asked to scrutinise the accounts of small non-charitable voluntary organisations. Download the wording for such reports here.
Statistics on the distribution, income, spending, assets and other aspects of charity / civil society may be found at the NCVO Civil Society Almanac. There are key tables here, with a link to the full data tables on the page.
|Regulations and Legislation
|Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
ACIE provides guidance for Independent Examiners to support their work. In 2019 a team led by Michael Brougham designed the Independent Examiner Workbook.
This workbook is intended to guide you through the process of an independent examination and can be purchased as both excel and pdf.
This link takes you to the non-Member site where you may purchase the workbook for £100. Members should purchase the workbook by contacting Admin@acie.org.uk for the 45% member discount.