"We are pleased to be able to recommend the work of the Accounting for Charities Trust carried out by Mentor/trainer Mark Vallance. I met Mark at a training day/workshop organised by the Upper Hutt Council and found him excellent with the material presented relevant and helpful.

I then contacted Mark to discuss the issues we were having with our financial accounting at Alzheimers Wellington and as a result we contracted him to install a new package Xero and train us in its use. This has been an outstanding success. We find the package easy to use and Mark’s instructions helpful. He has an excellent manner and our administrator, who was not fully confident with financial packages, loves the new programme and speaks highly of Mark’s patience and skills as a trainer.

I would like to think that more not for profit organisations could benefit from the work of the Trust. Mark’s fees are very low for voluntary organisations and the package Xero is also cheap to run and very easy to use. By funding the Trust you are really helping the not for profit sector in general. It is so important that the sector gets its finances right and is able to afford to contract someone of Mark’s ability".

Nigel Heard, Manager, Alzheimers Wellington Inc.

About Us

'Accounting For Charities Trust' is a Charitable Trust and registered charity (CC46662) providing an extensive range of financial and governance education and training services to community organisations.

Accounting for Charities Trust is a registered ISO Capability Mentor for the MSD 'Investing in Services for Outcomes' initiative. Click here

The Trust is able to provide a subsidised, affordable mentoring/training service because we have the support of funders who believe in the benefits of our services to the community.

Vision: "Provide affordable, quality financial and governance education and training for the benefit of the Not-For-Profit sector".

Benefits: The benefits of upskilling Committees/Boards and employees in the Not-for-Profit sector are huge – improving performance; improving sustainability, and improving likelihood of additional fundraising.  The benefits are not just to those organisations, but to society as a whole.

Trustees of 'Accounting for Charities Trust':

The Trustees of Accounting For Charities Trust have a wealth of experience in the Not-For-Profit sector, and are passionate about assisting their communities for the wellbeing of society as a whole.

The board of Trustees bring extensive skills to Accounting for Charities Trust, and are currently working in, or for the benefit of the Not-For-Profit sector and have had experience working as Budget Advisors and Community Advisors, and have extensive experience at management level in both corporate and fundraising organisations.

Trustees: Terei Koopu, Princely Muttiah, Sarah Vallance.

About our Trust Manager/ Mentor & Trainer:

Mark Vallance is our Trust Manager but also employed as a Mentor & Trainer working at the 'coalface' and leading a team providing financial training and mentoring for the benefit of all Not-For-Profit organisations in the Lower North Island, Hamilton, and Auckland.

Mark is a Xero and MYOB Approved Partner. He has had extensive training experience with both Xero and MYOB including teaching students at Weltec. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree and is a member of the NZ Institute of Management (MNZIM) and NZ Trustees Association (ANZTA). Mark also has a National Certificate in Adult Education & Training.

Mark has had extensive accountancy and management experience in both the commercial and Not-For-Profit sectors. He has also had extensive fundraising and grant management experience by working as a Finance and Operations Manager in Class 4 gaming, and with the Department of Internal Affairs in community operations.

Mark is passionate about the community and has had volunteer roles with the Fire Brigade; sports coaching, and as a Bureau Advisor with Citizens Advice Bureau.

Our Regions:

  • Lower North Island
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton



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