NFWI Training : Introduction to Independent Examination with ACIE (Two Part)

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Starts: Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 2:30PM
Ends: Thursday, 04 July 2024 at 2:30PM

Available spaces: 28
Host: Sarah Smith


This session is provided for all WI members.

We are pleased to be working with the Association of Charity Independent Examiners to offer this online session. Please ensure you read the course description, including aims and outcomes prior to booking. The trainers we are working with are experts in their field and, while they have been briefed on the structure of the WI, these sessions will not be WI specific.


Part 1 - Thursday 27 June 2:30-3:30pm

Part 2 - Thursday 4 July 2:30-3:30pm

Please ensure you are able to attend both sessions. If you are not able to attend the dates provided please do not take one of the live places, you will be able to access the recording on the Access Anytime section of the website. We aim to upload recordings within 24 hours of the session taking place.

If you are interested in knowing more about Independent Examination or becoming an Independent Examiner, this session is for you! 

We all like to see charity money properly accounted for. Registered charities in the UK have to prepare annual reports and accounts which must be made available to the public on request and, depending on size and location, many have to have these reports formally reviewed by someone external.  

This workshop will outline the basics of Independent Examination including: 

  • What does an IE aim to do? 

  • Who can have an IE 

  • Who can be an IE 

  • Charity Law and the WI Constitution 

  • Preparing for an IE 

  • An outline of the IE process 

  • An outline of the IE report 

  • Further advice and support 

 By the end of the workshop you should have a basic understanding of IE and the next steps to become and Independent Examiner. 



Sarah Smith MSc BSc FCCA FCIE

Sarah has been a practising accountant since 1992, originally in her own mixed tax and charity practice which was amalgamated with another Oxfordshire practice in 2012 in order to make the move back to Leicestershire, her home county. Sarah specialises in charity accounting and examinations having recently retired from commercial work.

Sarah has been training with ACIE for approximately 20 years and currently also acts as a Technical Advisor covering member queries and concerns about all things charitable! 


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