About community accountancy
Community accountancy is pretty much what the name suggests. People in communities acquiring the basic financial skills needed to run successful small charities and community organisations: writing budgets, bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, cash flows and producing finance reports.
The ‘self-help’ element has two important aspects. CASH – and other community accountancy projects – provides the means by which organisations and individuals can acquire the skills needed for them to run the financial affairs of their organisation. We do not encourage dependency. And ‘self-help’ means trustees accepting full responsibility for the running of their organisation and having the confidence to do so. This is good for voluntary organisations, good for their clients and ultimately good for the community.
Setting up a community accountancy project
More information, including how to set-up a community accountancy project, is available from the Community Accountancy National Network. The CANN site includes a toolkit designed to help establish new community accountancy projects.
Last updated: Wed, Sep 26 2007 - 05:10:26 PM
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