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  • Could you be a charity treasurer?

    • 21 Sep 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Marking the publication of the sixth edition of The Charity Treasurer’s Handbook in mid-September, I spoke to its author, ICAEW member Elaine Alsop, about why treasurers are so important to charities.

  • Could you go Back to School as a volunteer governor this year?

    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    Have you ever considered volunteering as a governor? Would you like to hear from a current school governor to hear what it’s really like?

  • Impact of voluntary charity work on your new CPD requirements

    • 25 Jul 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Voluntary work can come with significant responsibilities. Charity trustees, for example, are responsible for deciding how a charity is run and may be known by other titles, such as governors, directors or board members.

  • Dispelling common myths about charities

    • 29 Jun 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Charities play a vital role in society, providing a diverse range of services. People’s goodwill and generosity remain the lifeblood of the sector, but this is at risk if the public misunderstand what charities do and how they operate.

  • Volunteers’ Week 2023

    • 31 May 2023
    • ICAEW

    Volunteers' Week is a time to celebrate and inspire, and we’re excited to celebrate and thank our global network of volunteers.

  • Could you help schools this Volunteers’ Week?

    • 24 May 2023
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    1-7 June 2023 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the invaluable contribution that volunteers make. This coincides with the point of the year that many professionals across the country are considering their professional development plans: could volunteering as a school governor offer the development opportunity you are looking for this year?

  • 5 leadership roles for Chairs on finance

    • 24 Apr 2023
    • Rosalind Oakley, Chief Executive, Association of Chairs

    The finance team are of course essential on charity finance, whether they are a Treasurer, a Chair of finance committee, a Finance Director or other member of the finance staff and they do much of the heavy lifting. But Chairs need to play their role too – starting with these five key areas of financial leadership.

  • Calling all finance professionals: Harness your skills to help schools improve!

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • Hannah Stolton, CEO, Governors for Schools

    Are you interested in using your experience in the finance industry to help younger generations thrive? School governance could be your next rewarding adventure.

  • Have you thought about mentoring an ACA student?

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • Katherine Rose

    ICAEW are looking for your support in virtually mentoring an ACA student.

  • Refresh your knowledge as a charity trustee

    • 25 Jan 2023
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    Whether you have been a trustee for decades or are thinking of taking on a board role for the first time, it’s important that you understand the legal responsibilities of your role and keep up to date with developments.

  • Join our virtual Charity Conference (19-20 January 2023)

    • 29 Dec 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    ICAEW's annual Charity Conference has been designed to prepare you with the knowledge and inspiration to succeed with vital accounting, governance and taxation updates affecting the charity sector and inspiring keynotes.

  • Join our new Charity Community!

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW

    The Charity Finance Professionals Community and the Volunteering Community will join forces as a brand-new Charity Community.

  • Could you go Back to School as a school governor?

    • 9 Sep 2022
    • Suzy Broadhead, Head of Inspiring Governance Programme, Education and Employers

    Find out why finance professionals from across the country should consider going back to school themselves… by volunteering as a school governor.

  • Annual return consultation

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, ICAEW

    The Charity Commission is consulting on changes to the Annual Return (AR). Here’s why we encourage charities to make their voices heard before the closing deadline of 1 September.

  • Girls laughing in class

    Why school governing boards urgently need volunteers with finance expertise at this time…and how you could help!

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • Dominic Judge, Director of Governance Programmes at Education and Employers

    Thank you to all those accountants who currently govern in a school or academy. If you don’t and you’ve ever thought about using your financial skills and experience to give something back to the next generation, there is no better way to do it than becoming a school governor or academy trustee. With such significant change in the economy and school structures, it is an exciting time to sign up and make a difference – through the DfE funded Inspiring Governance service.

  • The Charities Act 2022 – what are the practical implications for you?

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • Kristina Kopic, ICAEW

    In February, the Charities Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law as the Charities Act 2022. Find out what the implications are for charity trustees and their advisors.

  • Top tips to make your charity’s board meetings more effective

    • 9 Feb 2022
    • Kristina Kopic

    Board time is a precious and limited resource. Read our seven top tips on how your charity board can get the most out of its meetings.

  • Why become a charity trustee

    • 30 Dec 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    Most charities are keen to recruit a chartered accountant to their board because their financial skills and business acumen can prove invaluable to building an organisation’s financial sustainability. In return, most trustees find their role rewarding, and enjoy learning new skills and building new networks.

  • Charting a path to more fulfilling careers and a stronger society

    • 7 Dec 2021
    • Alice Clementi, Charterpath

    Did you know only an estimated 10% of UK accountants volunteer their time and skills to non-profits each year? At Charterpath our mission is ambitious – to see 50% of all accountants giving two days a year to skills-based volunteering.

  • Public trust in charities 2021

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • Kristina Kopic

    The Charity Commission’s latest findings on trust in charities show that the sector’s efforts during the pandemic have been noticed: public trust in charities in England and Wales is on the rise (now 6.4/10, up from 6.2 in 2020) and approaching its 2014 peak, and only doctors and the police scored higher than charities.