Benefits of becoming a Full Member
If you don’t have any other accountancy qualifications, full membership is the only way you can undertake IE at the higher level. (i.e. above £250,000 in England & Wales and Northern Ireland and the examination of accruals accounts in Scotland). Full membership can also be a demonstration of your commitment to upholding best practice. In the words of someone who recently achieved full membership:
“Compliance for the majority of charities under the audit threshold is really important and that means Independent Examination. Independent Examination is not just “audit light” but the best fit for these charities. As the partner in a firm specialising in the charity sector it is crucial that the appropriate compliance aspect is done well. I chose full membership of ACIE because it would demonstrate this commitment for myself and our charity team.”
Becoming a full member allows you to appear on the ACIE website - the ‘Find an Examiner’ facility. Anybody looking for an Examiner can start here by seeing the services you offer and your location. Potential clients can contact you directly to discuss their requirements and fees. The ACIE office also takes a number of calls and emails from people looking for an Examiner and we are happy to act as contact point and pass on referrals.
You can download a copy of the Full Membership Application here. You must join ACIE as an Affiliate member before you can apply for Full Membership.