Working with grant-makers, charities, social enterprises and community businesses to strengthen financial capacity, capability and confidence
     Working with grant-makers, charities, social enterprises and community businesses to strengthen financial capacity, capability and confidence 

About us

 

We make social impact organsations more financially confident

 

Organisations which are financially sustainable are good at financial management. Yet, all too often, social impact organisations find financial management a challenge. Our mission is to work with these organisations and make their financial management as good as it can be. We do this by providing services that target financial management capacity, capability and, most importantly, confidence. 

 

We build employability skills of people wishing to work in social impact organisations

 

We provide fixed term work experience placements for people wanting to build bookkeeping skills. We give them a solid foundation in bookkeeping and financial administration. We pay London Living Wage throughout the placement. All of our placements are fully family friendly and flex around real lives. 

 

We live sustainably 

 

The planet is important to us. We know that natural resources are finite. Therefore, we work hard to limit the environmental impact of our acitvities. We run a virtually paperless offfice (no mean feat in bookkeeping!) and we partner with clients and suppliers that share our values. 

 

 

 

 

 

We are certified QuickBooks advisors. This means that we have a specialist knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software and its advanced reporting capabilities. 

 

 

 

 

We are a certified social enteprise. Our social impact is important to us. We work exlusively with social impact and social change organisations and in doing so we create practical, paid work experince for people building their employability skills. 

 

 

 

We are members of the International Association of Bookkeepers. The IAB is one of the most prestigious not-for-profit organisations for professional bookkeepers. Regulated by Ofqual, the IAB is a government approved and statutory supervisory body. 

Liz Pepler MIAB MSc

Founder Director

Experienced finance director, treasurer, trustee, finance trainer, grant-maker and business mentor

 

20 years experience of working with social impact organisations, specialising in building financial sustainability with limited resources

 

Treasurer of Global Dialogue, which promotes human rights and social change around the world through innovative and collaborative philanthropy and grant-making

 

Third Sector Awards 2019 Judge

 

Civil Society Media Charity Finance Summit 2018 and 2019 Chair, Risk and Strategy Stream

 

Member in Practice of the International Association of Bookkeepers

 

2018 finalist in the IAB's small business skills award for mentoring

 

MSc (Distinction) in Charity Accounting and Finance

ICSA PG Certificate in Governance, Administration and Strategic Management of Chartities

 

 

Jane Roche

Assistant Bookkeeper

 

I am a qualified ICB bookkeeper, and currently studying AAT Accountancy. I have volunteered and worked for a local charity for 4 years, which has given me an insight into the challenges that charities face, and the positive impact they have on the local community.

I live in Waltham Forest and I am a working Mum. Balancing work and home life can sometimes be tricky. Community Counts creates a flexible working approach, so I do not miss out on the special assemblies, school trips etc, making my children happy, which makes me happy, and most of the time, stress-free. I am excited and grateful for this wonderful opportunity, to be part of this expanding, friendly and fun company, which cares about charities, social businesses and the local community. 

 

Past and present clients include ... 

 

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