Every year Derby Community Accountancy Service (DCAS) examines the accounts of over 60 voluntary groups in Derby. They ensure that money is spent in accordance with the objects of the charity and the grant providers. Based on DCAS’s examinations they produce annual accounts that comply with the Charity Commissions regulations. DCAS report to the organisations management committees on any system weaknesses identified and offer solutions as appropriate.
DCAS prepare the payroll for over 30 organisations in Derby including major charities in the city that employ well over 30 members of staff. They produce payslips and all relevant details, enabling the groups to be compliant with HM Revenue and Customs regulations. They complete end of year returns for these organisations which are filed online to HMRC.
DCAS deliver 12 training courses a year covering all aspects of charity finance, the legalities of operating a charity and strategic management. DCAS use highly experienced specialists to deliver these courses.
DCAS prepare management accounts for the management committee meetings.
Support and Advice
DCAS gives advice and support to organisations covering every aspect of finance and financial management. They do this in person, over the telephone and by email.
A newsletter is produced three times a year that covers current aspects of charity financial management.
Access route/Referral criteria
Existing groups recommend services to other groups in the City. DCAS has a long standing excellent reputation within the voluntary and community sector in Derby.
Organisations such as
refer groups to the service. Indeed the service is recommended to others via some of the local charitable organisations and sections of the Local Authority.