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Charity Accounting & Balance Sheet

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4 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF) - Free
  • Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy) - £9.99
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Proper financial management is crucial for the success and sustainability of charitable organisations. For instance, the story of a small charity that struggled to meet its financial obligations due to inadequate accounting practices highlights the importance of mastering the principles of Charity Accounting. Understanding accounting standards, fund accounting, charity reporting, balance sheets, income streams, and taxation is essential for accurately assessing the financial health of a charitable organisation and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. By acquiring knowledge and skills from our Charity Accounting & Balance Sheet course, individuals can contribute to the growth and impact of charitable initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles and practices of charity accounting.
  • Apply accounting standards, policies, concepts, and principles to charitable organisations.
  • Manage fund accounting effectively within the charity sector.
  • Prepare accurate charity reporting and accounts.
  • Craft comprehensive trustees' annual reports.
  • Analyse balance sheets and statements of financial activities.
  • Gain insight into the income streams and expenditures of charities.
  • Create effective statements of cash flows for charitable organisations.
  • Navigate the taxation regulations and external scrutiny applicable to charities.
  • Adapt to post-Covid situations and identify relevant considerations for charity accounting.


Certificate of Completion (PDF)

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Certificate of Completion (Hard Copy)

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Note: Delivery of hardcopy certificate is free within the United Kingdom. However, to obtain a hardcopy certificate, international students have to pay £19.99 for the shipment to their designated address.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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In the course "Charity Accounting & Balance Sheet," you will embark on a journey through the intricacies of managing finances for charitable organisations. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of charity accounting, delve into accounting standards, policies, concepts, and principles, and explore the intricacies of fund accounting. Learn how to prepare charity reporting and accounts, craft trustees' annual reports, and analyse balance sheets and statements of financial activities. Understand the income streams and expenditures of charities, master the art of creating statements of cash flows, and navigate the complexities of taxation and external scrutiny.

Unlock the world of Charity Accounting and elevate your financial management skills in the nonprofit sector with our comprehensive course. Through engaging content and practical examples, you'll develop the knowledge and skills required to ensure the financial well-being and compliance of charitable organisations.

Join us today and make a meaningful impact by strengthening the financial foundation of charitable initiatives.

Who is this course for?

  • Professionals working in the nonprofit sector who want to enhance their financial management skills.
  • Accountants and financial professionals interested in specialising in charity accounting.
  • Individuals who aspire to work in charitable organisations require a solid understanding of finance.
  • Students studying accounting or related fields who wish to specialise in the nonprofit sector.

Career path

  • Charity Accountant: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Financial Manager for Nonprofit Organizations: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Auditor for Charitable Institutions: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Finance Director for Charities: £50,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Fundraising Manager: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Compliance Officer for Charitable Organizations: £30,000 - £55,000 per year

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