Welcome to the Association of Charity Independent Examiners

ACIE is an association of people who carry out IE, providing support and information to its members, charities and other interested parties. Since its launch in 1999, it has also become a national voice in influencing policies with regard to government legislation. Its activities have the support of the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

ACIE is the only professional body whose sole focus is Independent Examination and its Full Membership procedure is the only route available to people wanting to have their work in Independent Examination scrutinised and validated.

At April 2016, ACIE had over 500 members, of whom over 150 were Full Members. These members cut across the whole range of people who carry out independent examination - from volunteers who are competent enough to examine the accounts of, say, their local youth group, to professional accountants in major national firms.

Charities wishing to find a qualified Independent Examiner may search our directory of members using the map on the right hand side of this page. 

For details of how to become a Full Member please click here. If you're interested in becoming an Affiliate Member, please click here.



Bookings for our Annual Conference (England and Wales) 2017 open on 3rd April 2017. Look out for an 'early bird' offer of £90 - open until 5th May 2017.

Click here to register: ACIE London/Wales Conference 23rd June 2017

Highlights include

  • Updates from the Charity Commission
  • Making the most of our Trustees Annual Report
  • Best practice in record keeping for small charities
  • Join us for our first ever 'ask the Examiner' workshop
  • Get updates on Anti-money laundering
  • Managing your reserves

Our Annual Conference is open to Members and Non-members. Click here to see the full Programme 

Nominations open for ACIE Trustees on 30th March 2017. Go the Members Area to find out more or down load the nomination form here and details here.

Our CPD pilot begins 1st April 2017 and applies to all Full Members. See the Members Area for full details.

Are you interested in becoming an ACIE Trainer? (You must be an ACIE Member)

Click here to access the applications form

ACIE member? 

Don't forget to renew for 2017! 

Get ready to renew your membership on 01/04/17. Save time by renewing online.

Membership renewal reminders are already on the way to you.

If you prefer to renew using a paper copy, please login to the 'Membership Renewals 2017' section of the Membership pages where you will be able to download a copy.

Got a question about renewal? Feel free to get in touch: info@acie.org.uk

Telephone: 01524 34892        Email: info@acie.org.uk        Address: The Gatehouse, White Cross, South Road, Lancaster  LA1 4XQ 

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