Oxford Brookes Business School

Accounting for Community: Engaging Students

  • This is a partnership between Oxford Brookes Business School and Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action, supported by Critchleys Chartered Accountants and Green Accountancy, giving our students accounting experience in the workplace.

    What is this scheme?

    • It gives you real-life experience of accounting whilst providing much needed services to organisations including co-operatives, community interest companies, charities and voluntary organisations in Oxford.
    • It encourages students to contribute to the well-being of the local community whilst developing their professional skills and contributing to their employability.
    • Being a part of this scheme will look great on your CV.

    How does it work?

    • Each year second and final year Accounting students volunteer with charities, social enterprises and voluntary associations in Oxford, to provide accounting services such as basic book-keeping, setting up systems for book-keeping, claiming Gift Aid, producing management accounts for board meetings, producing end of year statements and independent examinations.
    • You will be supported by a member of staff experienced in charity and social enterprise accounting.

    For more information about the scheme please email waves@brookes.ac.uk