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Charity Accounts

A Practitioner's Guide to the Charities SORP


The definitive professional guide to annual financial reporting

Charity Accounts: A Practitioner's Guide to the Charities SORP is packed with practical information and advice on how to make the best of the regulatory regime for charities. It provides invaluable technical guidance on how the financial reporting regulations in Britain relate to charities of different types and what needs to be done to comply, and includes the full text of the SORP itself, the related regulations in both jurisdiction and a useful checklist of disclosure requirements - plus fully worked examples of annual reports and accounts for the main different types of charity.
  • The Charities SORP -Scope and Compliance
  • Charity Regulation and the SORP
  • Fund-Accounting
  • The Trustees' Annual Report
  • The SORP and Accounting Standards
  • The Statement of Financial Activities
  • The Summary Income and Expenditure Account
  • The Treatment of Tangible and other Fixed Assets Held for a Charity's Own Use
  • Investment Assets
  • The Balance Sheet and Charity Reserves
  • The Cash-flow Statement
  • Notes to the Accounts
  • Accounting for ‘Operating Activities' for the Public Benefit or for the Charity's Own Benefit
  • Branch-Accounting versus Consolidated Accounts
  • Summarised Accounts and the ‘SIR'
  • Accounts of the Smaller Non-Company Charity
  • The Key Roles of Audit and Independent Examination


Accounting and Reporting by Charities: Statement of Recommended Practice (revised 2005)
  • SORP Information Sheet 1-Technical Application Issues
  • SORP Information Sheet 2-Charities SORP Information
Reviews of the previous editions

"a useful addition to the technical library of anyone involved with charity accounts"

New Law Journal 

"comprehensive...an ideal reference book ... certainly a book that should be on the shelf of all those who deal with charity accounts"

Third Sector 

"the most in-depth analysis and review as yet published"

Chartered Secretary 

"this text by Andrew Pianca ... the most thorough and comprehensive contribution to date ... a brilliant read and ... an outstanding source for any independent examiner"

Newsletter of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners 

"the most in depth analysis and review yet published"

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