"We cannot thank Mark Vallance at Accounting for Charities Trust enough for his expertise, wonderful service, and endless patience during the Xero training process - which has made our changeover to Xero so painless!   We know that Mark is always only a phone call away if we need help, and his back-up service is second to none. Many thanks to you Mark for looking after us so very well - we are now very happy new Xero users and Accounting for Charities Trust customers!

Anne Dunlop, Chairman-Management Committee, Karori Community Centre 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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