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Independent examiner for charity accounts

Energy Sparks
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At the conclusion of the independent examination the examiner will make a report to the charity trustees. Charity law requires the examiner's report to comment on three specific things: the accounting records kept, whether the accounts agree with those records, and whether the format of the accounts is correct. The examiner should also comment on the accounts if they have other concerns about them.

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We are seeking an ‘Independent examiner’ for our charity accounts for 2020/2021.The starting point for all independent examiners is an understanding of their responsibilities, as explained in Independent examination of charity accounts: examiners (CC32).

Although an examiner must have sufficient accounting skills to carry out an independent examination, in our case, the examiner would not be required to be a member of any particular accountancy body. The examiner will need to demonstrate sufficient financial awareness, numeracy skills and relevant experience to carry out the work and make the judgements required.

About this Good Cause

Energy Sparks

Our vision is a sustainable future in which the school community is at the heart of measurable action to tackle climate change. We equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, and tools to take measurable action in their school and wider community to reduce carbon emissions. We enable school leaders, staff and communities to better understand and reduce their school’s energy consumption and introduce wider measures to reduce their carbon footprint.

Schools participating with Energy Sparks can expect to achieve measurable energy savings of around 10% in their first year of engagement, resulting in annual cost savings of around £2400 and 8 tonnes of CO2 based on an average 2 form entry primary school. The most engaged schools to date have achieved savings of up to 30%. Alongside these energy and carbon savings participating students and school staff develop energy saving and carbon reduction life skills that they take home to their families and communities.

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