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ACIE Training - Glasgow  - 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th October 2018


The Association of Charity Independent Examiners are running  four sessions of training for people working in Scotland. This programme has something for everybody, no matter what your level of knowledge and understanding. So, whether you are interested in beginning a career in charity accounting and IE, whether you want to develop your knowledge further or whether you want to update you practice, one or more of the days will be relevant to you.

  • Day 1, 22/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting and governance
  • Day 2, 23/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting - Receipts & Payments 
  • Day 3, 29/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting - Accruals
  • Day 4, 30/10/18: Independent Examination: Best Practice

Click here for full details.




ACIE 2018 Privacy Policy

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law came into effect on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that you’ll have more control over the use of your personal data. It also ensures that organisations such as ACIE protect your personal data. To reflect these changes and our new obligations, we’ve updated our data privacy notice which tells you what we do with your personal data, how it’s used and your rights as an individual under the new law.

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  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:30 PM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    The Charities SORP-Making Body has published a second Update Bulletin which makes amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102). This means that there are now two Update Bulletins which charities preparing SORP accounts must comply with. Update Bulletin 2 sets out amendments to the text of the Charities SORP (FRS 102) which apply to periods commencing on, or after, 1 January 2019. However, it is important to note that the clarifying amendments in Update Bulletin 2 apply to reporting periods commencing on, or after, 5 October 2018: the date the Bulletin was published. The early adoption of amendments relating to amendments to FRS 102 (made by the Financial Reporting Council) is permitted except where prohibited by regulations or charity or company law. In relation to Scottish charities, early adoption is not permitted and amendment regulations are expected in time for 1 January 2019 implementation. Both update Bulletins are available on the Charities SORP microsite www.charitysorp.org.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 10:11 AM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    The Charity Commission for England & Wales have today published their new Statement of Strategic Intent, which sets out the Commissions core purpose and priorities for the five years to 2023.


    "That new purpose, to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society, will inform everything we do.


    Our Statement of Strategic Intent sets out and explains 5 new strategic objectives. They are:


    • holding charities to account
    • dealing with wrongdoing and harm
    • informing public choice
    • giving charities the understanding and tools they need to succeed
    • keeping charity relevant for today’s world"
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:38 AM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    Elaine Alsop and Gareth Morgan report on a study assessing how the receipts and payments regime is currently operating for Scottish charities.

    Key points from the study

    • There is an appetite for the R&P regime among larger charities eligible for this concession, with Scottish charities and their advisers appreciating the usefulness of R&P accounts for engaging stakeholders.

    • Professional accountants acting for charities should ensure that their knowledge of charity accounting is kept up to date to ensure that charity accounts are of sufficient quality.

    • There is concern among qualified charity treasurers, that independent examination fees are not sufficient to reflect the work that is required.

    Click here to read more.

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:59 PM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    The Charity Commission has published the results of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustees’ annual reports and accounts. The findings reveal a modest improvement in the quality of public reporting, but the regulator says that too many charities are still falling short in this area.

    Public benefit reporting plays a key role in providing transparency so that the public can understand exactly what a charity does and how their donations are being used.

    As part of its proactive monitoring work, the Commission scrutinised a random sample of 106 charity trustees’ annual reports and accounts filed with it to assess:

    • how charities are meeting the public benefit reporting standards
    • whether the accounts meet readers’ needs, including a separate sample of “small charities” Click here to read more
  • Thursday, August 09, 2018 3:22 PM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    Members Networking Groups - South of England

    ACIE are piloting two local members events in the South of England.  Join us on either of the following:

    • 11th October 2018 at 26 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Maidstone ME19 4AE. Click here to see the location

    • 16th October 2018 at  Amelia House, Crescent Road, Worthing BN11 1QR. Click here to see the location

    The start time is 6.30pm and we will be finished by 8.30pm at the latest.

    The West Malling event will be hosted by ACIE Trustee  Susan Robinson (BA FCA MCMI FCIE DChA).

    The Worthing event will be hosted by ACIE Trustee Eileen Houghton (ACA DChA FCCA FCIE)

    The theme of the evening will be ‘’ What keeps you awake at night doing Independent Examinations ?’’ It is an opportunity to share issues and experiences with fellow members. Light refreshments will be available, however the event will be free.

    Please RSVP by 30 September 2018 to info@acie.org.uk

  • Wednesday, August 01, 2018 3:01 PM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    ACIE Training - Glasgow  - 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th October 2018


    The Association of Charity Independent Examiners are running four sessions of training for people working in Scotland. This programme has something for everybody, no matter what your level of knowledge and understanding. So, whether you are interested in beginning a career in charity accounting and IE, whether you want to develop your knowledge further or whether you want to update you practice, one or more of the days will be relevant to you.

    • Day 1, 22/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting and governance
    • Day 2, 23/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting - Receipts & Payments 
    • Day 3, 29/10/18: Introduction to charity accounting - Accruals
    • Day 4, 30/10/18: Independent Examination: Best Practice

    Click here for full details.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:57 AM | Anne-Marie Barry (Administrator)

    ACIE 2018 Privacy Policy

    One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law came into effect on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that you’ll have more control over the use of your personal data. It also ensures that organisations such as ACAT protect your personal data. To reflect these changes and our new obligations, we’ve updated our data privacy notice which tells you what we do with your personal data, how it’s used and your rights as an individual under the new law.

    You can find an updated copy of our Privacy Policy by clicking here
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous

     Nominations open 20th April 2018

    This year, there are two vacancies; one for election and one for re-selection. To comply with our Regulations, we must elect a Full Member (Associate or Fellow)  It is crucial for ACIE that members come forward to serve on the board, in order that the organisation is able to continue and grow its important work, driving up standards in IE.


    How do apply?


    Please complete a self-nomination form to become an ACIE trustee (no proposer or seconder is required).   Please consider completing and returning it to the ACIE Office.


    For more details about the role of Trustee an about how to apply, click here.


  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Join us on 14th June 2018 in Manchester for our annual England & Wales event. 

    Click here for details.

    This years event is being supported by the Charity Finance Group.



    Join us in Perth on 23rd August 2018 for our Scottish conference. 

    Click here to register.

    This years event is being co-hosted with the Institute of Financial Accountants.


  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    The Charity Commission has today published updated guidance setting out how to carry out an independent examination of charity accounts. Independent examination of charity accounts: Directions and guidance for examiners (CC32) updates the Commission’s previous publication published in June 2015, and takes into account comments from a public consultation on the draft guidance which ran from 3 June 2016 to 30 September 2016. Feedback from the consultation has also been published today. 

    The new Directions and guidance are mandatory for independent examiner reports signed and dated on or after 1 December 2017. This is to allow time for examiners to familiarise themselves with the guidance. However, early adoption is encouraged.

    As proposed in the consultation, the new guidance includes 3 new Directions that must be followed by examiners:

    • Direction 2 sets out requirements for examiner independence; examiners must check for any conflicts of interest that may prevent them from carrying out the independent examination
    • Direction 7 requires examiners to check that related party transactions in ‘SORP accounts’ are properly disclosed
    • Direction 9 requires examiners to check whether the trustees have considered the charity’s financial circumstances when preparing the accounts, and for ‘SORP accounts’ whether the trustees have made an assessment of the charity’s position as a going concern

    To support examiners, detailed and clear guidance is given about how to meet each of the Directions. Having taken into account consultation responses from a number of professional accountancy bodies, umbrella charities and a working party on independent examination, the Commission has made a number of improvements to the final guidance. This includes publishing a brand new checklist alongside the guidance to help independent examiners meet all the necessary requirements when undertaking an examination. The guidance also includes a framework for the independent examination of small charity group accounts for the first time, as well as an expanded range of example examiner’s reports, advice on fund accounting, and guidance for examiners about helping charities with accounts preparation and record keeping.


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