Full Membership

Full membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of experience to conduct independent examinations to a high standard. To become a Full Member, you must first join as an Affiliate.

Full members receive all the benefits of Affiliate Members and additionally receive

  • Access to low cost professional indemnity insurance (£45 pa for 2018/19)
  • Inclusion in ACIE's online directory of Independent Examiners, individuals referrals via ACIE from charities seeking examiners
  • A professional designation (see below) as evidence of experience and competence

NOTE

  • In England and Wales, Fellows are on the prescribed list of qualifications required for undertaking independent examinations where income is over £250,000.
  • In Northern Ireland, Full Members (at the relevant category/licence) are on the prescribed list of qualifications required for undertaking independent examinations where income is over £250,000
  • In Scotland, Full Members (at the relevant category/licence) are on the prescribed list of qualifications required for undertaking independent examinations of accruals accounts

Full membership is awarded in one of two categories along with a Licence to carry out independent examinations:

Associate (ACIE) –is awarded to independent examiners who work with smaller charities.   The Licence for an Associate is at one of five levels depending on experience and competence.

  • All charity accounts - income up to £250,000 per annum
  • All charity accounts  - income up to £100,000 per annum
  • Accruals accounts - income up to £100,000 and Receipts & Payments Accounts income up to £250,000 per annum
  • Receipts & Payments Accounts only - income up to £250,000 per annum
  • Receipts & Payments Accounts only - income up to £100,000 per annum

Fellow (FCIE) – the Licence for Fellows is up to the legal limit for IE (currently £500,000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and £1m in England and Wales) including any charity accounts with a higher income for which a dispensation from audit has been granted by the relevant Charity Regulator.


You can download an application form here or email info@acie.org.uk for further details.


The Association of Charity Independent Examiners

About Us:

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Contact Us:

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