Basic book-keeping for small charities

31 Jul 2017 Denise Copeland    Last updated: 25 Sep 2017

A series of practical workshops for treasurers of small charities to help establish appropriate financial systems. 

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfil their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of these workshops will be on basic bookkeeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (cash book, cheque ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds and accounts and the role of the treasurer.  

This training is suitable for treasurers or those that keep the financial records of a voluntary or community organisation and will be carried out once in each council area throughout Northern Ireland.  Please click on the links in the venue to register for the training in your area.  

Date Council area Town  Venue

28 Sept 2017

Belfast (fully booked, reserve list only)  Belfast Lloyds Banking Group/Halifax Connect Building
11 Oct 2017 Mid Ulster Stewartstown     The Crieve Centre
26 Oct 2017 Mid and East Antrim  Ballymena 

All Saints Parish Centre

7 Nov 2017 Fermanagh and Omagh                   Enniskillen Fermanagh House
22 Nov 2017 Newry, Mourne and Down Downpatrick Ballymote Centre


More dates to follow for the other council areas which will be held in early 2018. 

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland's picture
by Denise Copeland

Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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