Securing Non-Executive Director Roles in Charity and NFP Organisations (ROI/NI)


Many accountants are sought after by organisations to become board members for their wide range of accounting, financial and general business management skills. Charities and non-profits are no different and whereas hundreds of accountants work in the sector, thousands are involved in charities and non-profits. This webinar explores the key factors in making a decision to become involved on the board of a charity or non-profit.

Venue details:  
Webinar, , Online
Start date & time:  
10 February 2021 10:00
End date & time:  
10 February 2021 11:00
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Training ticket cost:  
1.00 Training Tickets accepted
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Tony Ward


Product type:  
CPD course

This course will be delivered via Zoom on Wednesday 10 February 2021 from 10am to 11am. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Who should attend

Any chartered accountant who is already involved, or who may be considering becoming involved, in a charity or non-profit as a board member.

Course overview

  • Brief outline of current landscape of charity and non-profit sector
  • Why should you become involved?
  • How can you decide what kind of organisation to become involved in?
  • What are the main things to look out for from a governance perspective?
  • How does financial management, governance and risk pertain to charities?
  • Accounting standards as they apply to charities.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the charity and non-profit landscape in ROI and NI.
  • Have an appreciation for the governance considerations for charities.
  • Understand how to go about finding an organisation that is a good fit for your interests.
  • Be able to ask key questions of any organisation ahead of their decision to join.
  • Understand the relevant accounting standards that pertain to charities.

Speaeker bio

Tony Ward is a Chartered Accountant and Director of Finance at The Wheel, Ireland's national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Prior to this, Tony was Head of Fundraising at Fighting Blindness. Tony has a B.Com from University College Dublin.