Find an Independent Examiner:

our independent examiners are organised into regions. You can search the handbook here. 

Why should I choose an ACIE member as my IE?

Choosing an ACIE member gives you the reassurance of working with someone who:

  • Is part of national network, with access to regular updates on practice and the backing of our technical helpline;
  • Has access to our ‘IE Workbook” - a step by step guide to carrying out an examination;
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to good practice by joining ACIE;
  • In the case of Associates and Fellows, someone who has had their work scrutinised and validated by ACIE;
  • Is encouraged to maintain their professional development by accessing our training events and national conferences. CPD is compulsory for full members.
  • Can ensure that your funders and supporters can be presented with accounts that have been professionally examined.

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.

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.

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.

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