Independent Examination & Audit


What is the difference between an independent examination and an audit?

Does your church have to have its accounts independently examined or audited? Who can be an independent examiner? How do I prepare for an independent examination?

ACAT’s resources can help you answer these questions – and more besides.


Data Developments launches new Independent Examination service   23rd July 2021

Data Developments has launched a new Independent Examination service.The company, which specialises in administrative software for churches and charities, has made this service available to its Finance Co-ordinator and MyFundAccounting users only. The firm’s new service includes:• Independent examination of your year-end accounts• Writing a report to be included in your annual accounts• Sharing feedback, […]


Five chapters of ACAT’s handbook now updated   7th December 2020

SEVERAL chapters of ACAT’s handbook have been updated to ensure that church treasurers of all denominations remain fully briefed.The handbook is written to provide guidance for treasurers and others concerned with the financial and legislative affairs of their church, on a wide range of financial matters. The updating has been overseen by ACAT’s Treasurer Greyham […]


Book early for ACAT’s first-ever ‘Virtual’ Conference – to avoid disappointment   29th August 2020

ACAT is urging church treasurers to book places for our 2020 Virtual Conference “at the earliest opportunity” to avoid disappointment following the great success of our first online courses. These online courses are now practically fully booked – a little over a fortnight after they were launched. ACAT’s Executive Officer Ashley Ellis is calling on […]

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