RCCE Village Hall Advice Service can provide training on book-keeping and the production of financial reports that will meet Charity Commission requirements. We can advise on the required accounting basis and provide Excel templates for financial record keeping and year end accounts.

RCCE can offer one to one support if:

  • You are new to the post of Treasurer of your hall charity
  • Wish to change from a manual to an electronic system
  • Would like to refresh your knowledge and skills
  • Have financial knowledge but not in relation to Charity Accounting

RCCE has qualified accountants (ACCA) experienced in charity accounting, who can help you set up a financial system, tailored to suit the needs of your organisation. We can also advise on an existing system of record keeping including manual or Excel systems.

RCCE can advise on the content and format of the Trustees Annual Report and the Annual accounts, and provide examples and templates.

Costs to RCCE members:

Group Training Courses : Typically held annually at a cost of £70 per person per day but subject to variation. See website for date of next course.

One-to-one support and advice and/or bespoke support and advice £40 per hour + VAT

Independent examination of accounts

Smaller charities whose annual income is in the range £25,000 to £250,000 are required by the Charity Commission to have an independent examination of their year-end accounts. If your income is below £25,000 there is no requirement to have accounts independently examined (unless the organisations is a CIO), however, some organisations still choose to do so to satisfy members and funders. Sometimes external scrutiny is a requirement of an organisation’s constitution.

RCCE Village Hall Advice Service can undertake independent examinations and provide an Independent Examiner’s report for the trustees and the Charity Commission

Cost to RCCE members:

A quote will be provided on presentation of the accounts and will vary depending on the number of transactions per year and the complexity of the business.

Hourly rate is £45 (+ VAT).

As a guide, organisations with turnover less than £25,000 might be expected to take approximately 2 hours; £25,000 to £50,000 might take 3 hours.

To register your interest, please download the form below and return to Danielle Frost. If you have any queries, please contact Danielle Frost -  Email: danielle.frost@essexrcc.org.uk or Tel: 01376 574330

RCCE Accounting Service Enquiry Form