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Independent Examiner Required for AFA Board

The Board of the Amateur Football Alliance Ltd, a non-for-profit governing body affiliated to the Football Association is seeking an Independent Examiner to provide assurance to the Board Directors and members.

Accounts and financial statements for the year ending 30th June 2020 have been prepared, along with back up reconciliation documents.

The Board is looking for an Independent Examiner to start immediately, to complete the examination prior to the end of October. The CEO and the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee believe the examination is less than two days work.

At the conclusion of the independent examination the examiner makes a report to the Directors. The Directors require 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.

For an examiner to be independent they must have no connection with the Directors of the Amateur FA, which might inhibit the impartial conduct of the examination. This is not the same as having no connection with the Amateur FA; an examiner can be a member or supporter of the organisation and often some involvement brings an added quality of personal enthusiasm and familiarity with the organisation which can be advantageous.

Independence means that the examiner is not influenced, or perceived to be influenced, by either close personal relationships with the Directors or by a day to day involvement in the administration of the organisation being examined. Whether a connection with the organisation amounts to a close personal relationship with the Directors of the company that affects the examiner’s independence will depend upon the particular circumstances.

The examiner should have a good understanding of accountancy principles and accounting standards and be a member of one of the following listed bodies.

· Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales · Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland · Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland · Association of Chartered Certified Accountants · Association of Authorised Public Accountants · Association of Accounting Technicians · Association of International Accountants · Chartered Institute of Management Accountants · Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators · Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy · Fellow of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners · Institute of Financial Accountants · Certified Public Accountants Association

Please contact Jason Kilby ACMA CGMA, Chief Executive Officer, by email (0771 200 2898) with an introduction, details of your qualifications and experience, availability and fee expectation.