"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.

Our Services

Accounting Services & Training

Accounting for Charities Trust will provide mobile mentoring/training services at a subsidised and affordable rate and these services include:-

  • Workshops - 'Financial Training For Not For Profits' and 'Governance for Community Groups'. We have run these popular workshops for community organisations for Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council, Volunteer Porirua, Kapiti Coast District Council, Volunteer Kapiti, Upper Hutt City Council, Horowhenua City Council, and Masterton Safe and Healthy Community Council.
  • Customised one-on-one financial training to meet the needs of an organisation.
  • Review and training of your accounting systems – we can review your systems on-site and provide ongoing training and support to increase your accuracy and compliance.
  • MYOB or Xero accounting software training and support.
  • Conversion from manual accounting systems to computerised accounting systems.
  • Setting up legal entities – charitable trusts/incorporated societies.
  • Assistance with annual returns.
  • Internal audit – take a business health check - we can audit your systems and procedures and provide feedback for improvement.
  • Fundraising assistance and liaison with funding providors.
  • Business plans/strategic plans – assist your business or Not-For-Profit organisation in developing plans and planning for success.
  • Provide governance advice to Boards and Trustees. We have developed a WOF self evaluation checklist for committees/Boards.

Website Design and Development

Website design & development - Include Content Management Software (CMS) to easily update your website on your own:

  • Great looking, websites on a budget.
  • Domain name registration.
  • Web hosting.
  • Website maintenance.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Free consultation.

Our Regions:

  • Lower North Island
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton



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