Live online course

Charities accounting: fund accounting, statement of financial activities and balance sheet

Timings: 09.30-13.00 (UK time)

AAT Masterclass

Go back to basics with James Charlton.

Competitive discounts

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From £81 to £90 (Non-members £126)

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Course Type

Live online course


04 Sep 2024, 09.30


3 - 5 hours

What you’ll achieve

 After attending this masterclass, you’ll:

  • develop a deep understanding of the types of funds that must be reported and their significance to stakeholders
  • take away practical tips and strategies to streamline your fund accounting processes, reducing costs and improving efficiency
  • be equipped with the tools and knowledge to apply best practices in fund accounting.

About this course

Demystify financial reporting for charities in the second of two charity accounting masterclasses in our introductory course.

Industry expert, James Charlton, will walk you through the essential requirements of the Charities SORP. You'll gain a deep understanding of what types of funds need to be reported, and why it's crucial for your stakeholders.

Find out more about part one here: Charity accounting: legislation and trustees' report

Who it's for

This is the ideal masterclass for finance professionals seeking to bolster their charity offering or those who are simply looking for refresher.

Meet the Speaker(s)

James Charlton

James Charlton

James Charlton

James is an experienced trainer, file reviewer and consultant.   He has delivered courses on behalf of various professional accountancy bodies in the UK, as well as providing in-house training for accounting and audit firms.   His specialisms are financial reporting (both UK GAAP and IFRS), audit and he has a particular interest in the charity sector.   In addition to training, James undertakes both cold and hot file reviews for audit practices, ranging from single partner to UK Top 50 firms.

James previously worked as an Audit Technical Manager at a UK top 10 firm, providing financial reporting and audit technical advice to the audit and accountancy departments, writing and reviewing technical materials for the practice, and performing engagement quality control reviews on audit files. 

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Live online course

3 - 5 hours

Charity Accounting


Fund accounting:

identify and present different types of funds

explore types of funds, financial statement presentation, and disclosure.

Statement of financial activities:

understand the basic structure, income recognition challenges, and key expense disclosures.

Balance sheet:

address charity-specific issues and challenging areas.

How to access

Purchase securely online, and we’ll send you further instructions and your receipt explaining how to access the training ready for the live training.

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Charities accounting: fund accounting, statement of financial activities and balance sheet
Live online course

Charities accounting: fund accounting, statement of financial activities and balance sheet

3 - 5 hours

£81.00 Book Online