Welcome to the Association of Charity Independent Examiners

ACIE is an association of people who carry out IE, providing support and information to its members, charities and other interested parties. Since its launch in 1999, it has also become a national voice in influencing policies with regard to government legislation. Its activities have the support of the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

ACIE is the only professional body whose sole focus is Independent Examination and its Full Membership procedure is the only route available to people wanting to have their work in Independent Examination scrutinised and validated.

At April 2016, ACIE had over 500 members, of whom over 150 were Full Members. These members cut across the whole range of people who carry out independent examination - from volunteers who are competent enough to examine the accounts of, say, their local youth group, to professional accountants in major national firms.

Charities wishing to find a qualified Independent Examiner may search our directory of members using the map on the right hand side of this page. 

For details of how to become a Full Member please click here. If you're interested in becoming an Affiliate Member, please click here.



ACIE Board of Trustees: ACIE has a new Chair 

Ian Barrett (FCA FCIE)has been appointed Chair of Trustees following the June Board Meeting.

Ian joined ACIE in 2007, became a Fellow in 2010 and a trustee in 2014. He is a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants based in newton Abbot in South Devon.
The firm is a general practice with a portfolio of approximately fifty churches and charities and other not for profit organisations. 

Ian says:

"It is a privilege to be the chair of the trustees and I hope that I can carry on the good work done by my predecessors.

 I am looking forward, with some trepidation, to the role and am thankful to be working with a good team of trustees and Anne-Marie our development manager. 

Our immediate challenge is to continue the work that has been started, to establish good links with the charity sector in Northern Ireland, to set up a NI working group and to encourage our NI colleagues to take up membership of ACIE.  

As an organisation we are constantly reviewing the support that we can offer to our members by way of resources and training and appreciate feedback from you, both  critical and complimentary.”

ACIE Scottish Conference 2017: Adding Value to practice

This years Scottish conference will consist of a range of expert speakers addressing the issues that matter to those who independently examine charity accounts.

The event will be returning to Perth, and will be relevant to accountants in practice who have charity clients, to the TSI network and community accountants, to church and charity finance staff, to treasurers and trustees, and to voluntary independent examiners.

Registration is now open! Take advantage of the 'early bird' price of £90. Go to our events page to find out more.

Plenary sessions include:

Funding and Finance: What is in store for charities?Ilse Mackinnon - SCVO 

Creating an Effective Trustees Annual ReportLaura Anderson - Head of Professional Advice & Intelligence OSCR

Your Guide to new Data Protection Regulations Information Commissioner’s Office

Workshops topics include:

  • Tax and Gift Aid - Advice from HMRC
  • CIOs, CICs and Charitable Companies: Issues for IE's 
  • Managing your reserves
  • Cash and Investments: Managing conflicting risk
  • Examiners Question Time: your chance to pose questions to a panel of experts

ACIE member? 

Don't forget to renew for 2017! 

Membership renewal is well underway. Thank you to all those who have renewed for 2017/18.

If you paid by cheque, there may be a delay in processing your membership renewal, so please ignore any reminder emails.

Feel free to get in touch: membership@acie.org.uk

Telephone: 01524 34892        Email: info@acie.org.uk        Address: The Gatehouse, White Cross, South Road, Lancaster  LA1 4XQ 

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