Looking after your money in Leeds

Want some help, advice or information about financial management of your organisation? West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS) is here to help!

Claire Welling

WYCAS is based in Stringer House (upstairs from Voluntary Action Leeds) and offer a range of services - many free of charge - to help organisations with their financial management.

My name is Claire Welling (that's me with my bike above) and I am the Leeds Community Accountant. I work with groups of all shapes and sizes across the Leeds area, to provide: training courses, one-to-one-work and annual accounts preparation plus independent examination and more.  

I am new to blogging - but my aim is to keep in touch and muse upon finance issues as they crop up.

I will also keep you posted about up and coming training which you may find useful.

For more information do check out the WYCAS website: www.wycas.org.uk
and/or let me know if you would like my thoughts upon any particular finance issue, by leaving a comment below...

Comments (4)

  1. Tina Ashby:
    Mar 11, 2014 at 02:13 PM

    Hi there Claire, looking good, I hope everyone in Leeds soon gets to see your blog and find it useful when looking at more effective ways of keeping their books for their group, keep up the good work making your organisation more visible :-)

  2. kathy faulks:
    Mar 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    What a photograph!
    Dick is so excited that you have started blogging and so am I.

  3. kathy faulks:
    Mar 12, 2014 at 03:23 PM

    Hi Claire, Dick has sent a message that he does not understand what "SOAP" is in respect of Charity Commission returns. What can he mean please?

  4. Claire Welling:
    Mar 19, 2014 at 02:41 PM

    For Dick - The Charity Commission ask for financial information from all registered charities each year.
    If the charity's accounts are prepared on an accruals basis, they have to be prepared in line with certain guidelines - the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP).
    I know these terms can be confusing; there is a jargon buster on the WYCAS website which may help Dick. Here's the link: http://www.wycas.org.uk/help-advice/jargon-buster/
    A bit like SOAP, the SORP helps make the accounts cleaner!

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