About Us

AFCT_group‘Accounting For Charities Trust’ is a Charitable Trust and registered charity (CC46662) providing an extensive range of financial and governance education and training services to community organisations.

Accounting for Charities Trust is a registered ISO Capability Mentor for the MSD ‘Investing in Services for Outcomes’ initiative. Click here

The Trust is able to provide a subsidised, affordable mentoring/training service because we have the support of funders who believe in the benefits of our services to the community.

Vision Statement

“Provide affordable, quality financial and governance education
and training for the benefit of the Not-For-Profit sector”.


The benefits of upskilling Committees/Boards and employees in the Not-for-Profit sector are huge – improving performance; improving sustainability, and improving likelihood of additional fundraising. The benefits are not just to those organisations, but to society as a whole.

Trustees of ‘Accounting for Charities Trust’:

The Trustees of Accounting For Charities Trust have a wealth of experience in the Not-For-Profit sector, and are passionate about assisting their communities for the wellbeing of society as a whole.

The board of Trustees bring extensive skills to Accounting for Charities Trust, and are currently working in, or for the benefit of the Not-For-Profit sector and have had experience working as Budget Advisors and Community Advisors, and have extensive experience at management level in both corporate and fundraising organisations.

Trustees: Terei Koopu, Princely Muttiah, and Bernie Townsend

About our General Manager/ Mentor & Trainer:

MarkVallanceMark Vallance is our General Manager but also employed as a Mentor & Trainer working at the ‘coalface’ and leading a team providing financial training and mentoring for the benefit of all Not-For-Profit organisations in the Lower North Island, Hamilton, and Auckland.

Mark is a Xero and MYOB Approved Partner. He has had extensive training experience with both Xero and MYOB including teaching students at Weltec. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree (BBS) and is a member of the NZ Institute of Management (MNZIM) and NZ Trustees Association (ANZTA). Mark also has a National Certificate in Adult Education & Training.

Mark has had extensive accountancy and management experience in both the commercial and Not-For-Profit sectors. He has also had extensive fundraising and grant management experience by working as a Finance and Operations Manager in Class 4 gaming, and with the Department of Internal Affairs in community operations.

Mark is passionate about the community and has had volunteer roles with the Fire Brigade; sports coaching, and as a Bureau Advisor with Citizens Advice Bureau.