• Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • CCLA Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4ET
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    Best Practice: Getting your Independent Examination right

    ACIE invites you to attend our 'best practice' guide to getting your IE right. 

    This course is for people with some knowledge of charity accounting who wish to undertake, or improve their practice, in independent examinations.

    The course is open to members and non-members. 

    At the end of the course participants will understand the legal requirements and good practice set out in the Charity Commission’s Directions for Independent Examiners and feel more confident about how to apply these practically in their work. 

    There will be a mixture of informal ‘lecture’ style & workshop sessions with plenty of opportunity for exchange of ideas and experience

    The course will cover:

    • Outline of the Independent Examination regime
    • Taking on a new client
    • Planning your work
    • Fieldwork - checking the records & analytical review
    • Completion - statutory & discretionary reports to the Charity Commission & signing off
    Your trainer will be Rachel Cooper (ACA).

    Registration begins at 09:30 for a 10:00 start. Lunch and refreshments are provided. The day finishes at 16:30.

    This training event is kindly supported by CCLA.

    Course Costs:

     Category  Cost
     ACIE Member Early Bird  £120
     ACIE VIE Member Early Bird  £66
     Non-member Early Bird  £150
     ACIE Member Standard  £150
     ACIE VIE Member Standard  £80
     Non-member Standard  £180

    Early Bird offer is open until 15th March 2019.

    You can book online or by contacting

    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building 8 All Saints Street London N1 9RL

    ACIE - Annual Conference England and Wales 20th June 2019

    NCVO 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL

    Overview: Join us in London to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and update yourself on all things Independent Examination (IE). This event provides an opportunity to reflect on the contribution Independent Examination makes to good governance and financial transparency. In addition, our workshop programme will give you a chance to update your skills and knowledge, whatever your level of experience.

    Who should attend? Anyone who carries out, or who is thinking about carrying out, Independent Examination. This event will also be of interest to Charity Trustees, Treasures and Finance Officers.  If you are new to IE, this event is great chance to ‘test the water’ and learn more about the roles and responsibilities of an examiner. If you are already carrying out examinations, this event can help with your CPD, update your knowledge base and refresh your skills. Our event is an excellent opportunity to network with other examiners.

    Confirmed speakers include:

    • Nigel Davies,  Head of Accountancy Services (Charity Commission for England & Wales)
    • Professor Gareth Morgan,The Kubernesis Partnership LLP
    • Mark Heaton, K M Business Solutions Limited
    • Charlie Cattell, Social Economy Consultant
    • Susan Robinson, Kreston Reeves
    • David Potts,  The Association on International Accountants
    • Gillian McKay,  Head of Charity and Voluntary SectorICAEW
    • Chris Harris, Partner MHA MacIntyre Hudson
    • John O’Brien, Community Accounting Plus

    Topics include:

    • Regulatory update from the Charity Commission
    • The history of IE and its future
    • Governance issues for faith based charities
    • Fraud in charities: prevention and identification
    • Reporting and recognising income - including SORP and other reporting requirements that apply to charities
    • Introduction to Independent Examination and Receipts and Payments accounts
    • AML: A guide for Independent Examiners
    • A guide to ACIE Full Membership
    • Understanding charity governance 
    • Risk assessment for charities


    ACIE Members ‘Early Bird’ £120 - ACIE VIE ‘Early Bird” £66 - Non-Members ‘Early Bird’ £150

    Booking open 20th March 2019. Book online or email

    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Perth Concert Hall Mill Street Perth PH1 5HZ

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