accounting

31 Oct - Charity annual reporting deadline

21 Oct 2019Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation, accounting, Governance

If your registered charity's financial year is 1 January - 31 December then you will have a deadline of 31 October in which to submit your annual monitoring return to the Charity Commission.   

Charities ‘in default’

20 Feb 2019Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Regulationaccounting, Charity Regulation, Charity commission

There are currently 474 charities classified as being ‘in default’ on the charity register. 

Annual charity reporting – getting ready for the 2018 deadline

13 Dec 2017Denise Copeland Charity Regulationaccounting, Governance

This New Year's Day, over 1,000 charities will be notified by the charity regulator that they have 10 months in which to submit their annual accounts.  

Basic book-keeping for small charities

31 Jul 2017Denise Copeland Training and Skills Development, Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, accounting, Governance

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

Independent examination - the alternative to an audit

12 Dec 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Adviceaccounting, Charity Regulation

Chris Smith, Trustee of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) and a practicing independent examiner explains what an independent examination is and when charities may avail of this option. 

How could the rates review affect your organisation?

9 Dec 2015Bob Harper Policy & Public AffairsRates, Finance, accounting, Policy

The review of the non-domestic rating system makes some proposals around the current exemptions that charitable organisations receive on their properties. Voluntary and community organisations could be affected. Here we examine how.