Oxford Brookes Business School

Accounting for Community: Engaging Students

  • The Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES) scheme gives our students the opportunity to gain real-life experience whilst helping local community organisations. It is kindly supported by Ross Brooke, Chartered Accountants in Abingdon.

    What is this scheme?

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

    How does it work?

    • Each year second and final year Accounting and Finance 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