Free Accounting Help for Groups (ACES)

Accounting with ACES

ACES: ACCOUNTING FOR COMMUNITY: ENGAGING STUDENTS

Could a volunteer help your organisation? What is ACES?

Second and final year Brookes Accounting students volunteer with local charities, cooperatives, community interest companies, social enterprises and voluntary associations, to provide accounting services such as:

  • basic book-keeping
  • setting up and maintaining systems
  • claiming Gift Aid (going back four years in one case)
  • drawing up management and end of year accounts
  • reporting to the board in some cases
  • undertaking Independent Examinations as required by the Charity Commission

We are open to suggestions as to how students might help you.

Are the students given any training?

The students will already know the basics of bookkeeping but you will need to induct them into your systems.

They will have specific charity accounting training from Critchleys Chartered Accountants and on-going support from specialist staff in the Oxford Brookes Business School. This year we will also be supported by Green Accountancy.

When will students be able to work?

Students will work for a few hours a week over the course of a year or possibly longer. The scheme is mutually beneficial; the students gain experience and the organisations gain expertise.

To participate:

Just list your requirements on this form.

Or list your requirements and return it to: waves@brookes.ac.uk For more information please contact: waves@brookes.ac.uk

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ACES