We aim to provide the sector with up-to-date information and guidance to help with sustainable financial management.

Wrongful trading provisions to be temporarily suspended for UK companies

10 Apr 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Governance

Charitable companies and their trading subsidiaries will be relieved to hear that the government is planning to temporarily suspend wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 June. 

Responsible investment

6 Mar 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceFinance, Charity Regulation

Should you be investing your charity funds more wisely? 

Basic book-keeping training

2 Oct 2017Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceFinance

NICVA held the first of its basic bookkeeping sessions in Belfast on Thursday 28 September.

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. 

Charity Trustee Conference on Understanding Charity Finance

10 Nov 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation, Finance

Tuesday’s charity trustee conference on understanding charity finance attracted a good number of board members and employees from a wide range of charitable organisations, both large and small.

Autumn governance training series

1 Sep 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Finance

Charity trustees are ultimately responsible for the charities which they govern and have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice. 

Promoting good financial governance

12 May 2016Denise Copeland Charity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, Charity Regulation, Finance

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.

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.

Charities Reliant on More Than One Signatory for Payments, Offered More Choice

9 Jan 2014Shauna O'Neill Governance and Charity AdviceFinance

From the New Year, thanks to a collaborative project led by the Payments Council, businesses, small clubs and societies that authorise their payments using more than one signatory will have greater choice.