Finance, Management, Volunteer management, Project management, Management & leadership

A Practical Guide to Financial Management

for Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Financial Management book cover

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Written for charities but equally applicable to all non-profit making organisations, this clear and user-friendly guide explains the principles of good financial management, and gives updated advice on the legal and taxation issues affecting charity finances.

Supported by examples throughout, it covers:

  • financial planning, budgeting and cashflow
  • financial controls and risk management
  • investing charity assets
  • basic bookkeeping
  • charity accounts and the SORP 2005
  • audit requirements
  • computerising your accounts
  • tax, trading and VAT
  • tax-effective giving

Who is this book for?

Charity finance manager; treasurers, finance workers new to the voluntary sector. Also invaluable to all managers with budget responsibilities.

‘This practical guide clearly and authoritatively maps the finance function…and its legal and technical framework.’ – Third Sector magazine


‘An expert guide to the whole field of financial management for charities.’ – Association of Charity Officers


‘A valuable reference’ – Charity Talk magazine

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Have a look inside A Practical Guide to Financial Management.

About the author

Kate Sayer

Kate Sayer has specialised in charities since 1984. As a chartered accountant and partner in Sayer Vincent, she advises charities and social enterprises on a wide range of finance, tax, governance and management issues. Kate particularly enjoys training trustees and staff in charities to make finance and risk subjects more accessible. Kate teaches charity finance at Cass Business School and contributes to the leadership development programme for finance professionals.

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