Charity Finance Basics

Expert advice and tips on the basics of charity finance for small charities and those new to charity finance roles, by John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network.

Back to basics: Outsourcing finance

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: cash flow predictions

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: bank reconciliations

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: budgeting

John O'Brien's monthly guide to getting the simple things right.

Back to basics: pensions

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: restricted funds

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: how to account for depreciation

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics : the balance sheet explained

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: financial planning

Share out fixed costs to calculate at the true value of your work, says John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: Reporting to the trustee board

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to basics: the importance of reserves

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the Community Accounting Network

Back to Basics: How to safeguard against fraud

Tips from John O'Brien, chair of the community accounting network