'Accounting For Charities Trust' is a Charitable Trust providing subsidised, affordable financial education and training to Not-For-Profit and charitable organisations.
The Trust was formed after identifying a skill gap in financial literacy of many employees in the Not-For-Profit sector which is preventing many of those organisations from achieving their full potential. Many organisations also don't have the resources to upskill their staff, and end up with costly accounting issues and problems with fundraising.
Accounting for Charities 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 education and training to volunteers and employees for the benefit of the Not-For-profit sector".
Benefits: The benefits of upskilling employees in the Not-for-Profit sector are huge – improving performance; improving likelihood of additional fundraising; and reducing costly errors. The benefits are not just to those organisations, but to the whole society in terms of integrity and public perception.
Trustees of 'Accounting for Charities Trust':
The Trustees of Accounting For Charities Trust have a wealth of experience in the charitable/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' providing financial training and mentoring for the benefit of all Not-For-Profit organisations in the greater Wellington, Horowhenua, Wairarapa, and Manawatu regions. Mark is now involved with leading a team of trainers to service community groups in the Auckland region.
Mark is a Xero and MYOB Approved Partner. He has had extensive training experience with both Xero and MYOB including teaching students at Weltec.
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 for five years, and more recently with the Department of Internal Affairs.
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.