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.



Election of Trustees 2017 - Ballot papers go out today for the remaining three places

Following the successful election of three full members to the ACIE Board of Trustees, there remain three places vacant. 

There are four nominations from Affiliate members.

Voting opens on 25th May 2017 and closes on 28th June 2017 (votes should reach us by 5pm).

Go to the members section to see candidate statements and to download a ballot paper.

Annual Conference (England and Wales) 23rd June 2017 .

Booking for two or more people from the same organisation? Enjoy a discounted price of £90 per person - Look for the 'group booking' option.

Click here to register: ACIE London/Wales Conference 23rd June 2017

Registration closes on 16th June 2017.

Highlights include

  • Updates from the Charity Commission
  • Making the most of our Trustees Annual Report
  • Best practice in record keeping for small charities
  • Join us for our first ever 'ask the Examiner' workshop
  • Get updates on Anti-money laundering
  • Managing your reserves

Our Annual Conference is open to Members and Non-members. Click here to see the full Programme 

Our CPD pilot begins 1st April 2017 and applies to all Full Members. See the Members Area for full details.

Are you interested in becoming an ACIE Trainer? (You must be an ACIE Member)

Click here to access the applications form

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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