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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q4 General Practitioners’ Lunch

Join us for our quarterly lunch where you will meet like minded practitioners and gain valuable hints and tips.

Come along to our quarterly lunch for sole practitioners or those working in 1-2 partner firms to meet members with similar situations to support and share best practice. Our monthly event will commence with a light lunch followed by a speaker or discussion on a typical topic. This event is run by members for members.

Event information

The cost of the lunch includes tea, coffee and one of the following items. Please confirm at time of booking which item you require from the list below:

Soup of the day
Or
Roasted red pepper and smoked spicy houmous wrap (v)
Or
Cheese & pickle sandwich (v)
Or
Classic tuna mayo sandwich
Or
Roasted ham, tomato and rocket

Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £10.41 + VAT
Programme
Time Session
12:30 Arrival
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Speaker/discussion
14:00 Close
2020 General Practitioners’ Lunch Series Schedule
Date Session Speaker
4 March 2020 Cloud Accountancy update Chris Mcleod Sage
3 June 2020 Tax Update Emma Glover Peppercorn Tax
9 September 2020 Use of AI & data analytics Paul Wardle Inflo Software
2 December 2020 TBC TBC

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Q3 General Practitioners’ Lunch

Join us for our quarterly lunch where you will meet like minded practitioners and gain valuable hints and tips.

Come along to our quarterly lunch for sole practitioners or those working in 1-2 partner firms to meet members with similar situations to support and share best practice. Our monthly event will commence with a light lunch followed by a speaker or discussion on a typical topic. This event is run by members for members.

Event information

The cost of the lunch includes tea, coffee and one of the following items. Please confirm at time of booking which item you require from the list below:

Soup of the day
Or
Roasted red pepper and smoked spicy houmous wrap (v)
Or
Cheese & pickle sandwich (v)
Or
Classic tuna mayo sandwich
Or
Roasted ham, tomato and rocket

Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £10.41 + VAT
Programme
Time Session
12:30 Arrival
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Speaker/discussion
14:00 Close
2020 General Practitioners’ Lunch Series Schedule
Date Session Speaker
4 March 2020 Cloud Accountancy update Chris Mcleod Sage
3 June 2020 Tax Update Emma Glover Peppercorn Tax
9 September 2020 Use of AI & data analytics Paul Wardle Inflo Software
2 December 2020 TBC TBC

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Q2 General Practitioners’ Lunch

Join us for our quarterly lunch where you will meet like minded practitioners and gain valuable hints and tips.

Come along to our quarterly lunch for sole practitioners or those working in 1-2 partner firms to meet members with similar situations to support and share best practice. Our monthly event will commence with a light lunch followed by a speaker or discussion on a typical topic. This event is run by members for members.

Event information

The cost of the lunch includes tea, coffee and one of the following items. Please confirm at time of booking which item you require from the list below:

Soup of the day
Or
Roasted red pepper and smoked spicy houmous wrap (v)
Or
Cheese & pickle sandwich (v)
Or
Classic tuna mayo sandwich
Or
Roasted ham, tomato and rocket

Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £10.41 + VAT
Programme
Time Session
12:30 Arrival
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Speaker/discussion
14:00 Close
2020 General Practitioners’ Lunch Series Schedule
Date Session Speaker
4 March 2020 Cloud Accountancy update Chris Mcleod Sage
3 June 2020 Tax Update Emma Glover Peppercorn Tax
9 September 2020 Use of AI & data analytics Paul Wardle Inflo Software
2 December 2020 TBC TBC

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Q1 General Practitioners’ Lunch

Join us for our quarterly lunch where you will meet like minded practitioners and gain valuable hints and tips.

Come along to our quarterly lunch for sole practitioners or those working in 1-2 partner firms to meet members with similar situations to support and share best practice. Our monthly event will commence with a light lunch followed by a speaker or discussion on a typical topic. This event is run by members for members.

Event information

The cost of the lunch includes tea, coffee and one of the following items. Please confirm at time of booking which item you require from the list below:

Soup of the day
Or
Roasted red pepper and smoked spicy houmous wrap (v)
Or
Cheese & pickle sandwich (v)
Or
Classic tuna mayo sandwich
Or
Roasted ham, tomato and rocket

Cost
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £10.41 + VAT
Programme
Time Session
12:30 Arrival
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Speaker/discussion
14:00 Close
2020 General Practitioners’ Lunch Series Schedule
Date Session Speaker
4 March 2020 Cloud Accountancy update Chris Mcleod Sage
3 June 2020 Tax Update Emma Glover Peppercorn Tax
9 September 2020 Use of AI & data analytics Paul Wardle Inflo Software
2 December 2020 TBC TBC

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What does Brexit really mean for you and your clients?

This course is aimed at equipping the practitioner in the North East with the right tools to deal with Brexit whether their clients are directly affected or not!

Whilst it is clear we will be leaving the EU, by the time of the Course, the position should be clearer and we should be in the process of negotiating free trade agreements. Initially this will be with just the EU but what about access to all those countries like Canada and Japan where we currently use the EU free trade agreements?

Event information

The course is not going to be a detailed analysis of customs duties but will look at what this will all mean for your clients (or you if you are in industry) in terms of what consequences will it have on margins and processes. Whilst few clients actually import or export directly, most will have items either in their supply chain or sales chain which mean that tariffs could indirectly hit them. Clearly, we will look at direct exporters and importers and what they need to be doing. We will look at the VAT implications too!

We also need to think about the “quick fixes” on VAT which were brought in from 1 January 2020 by the EU which will hit our clients who are already trading in the EU.

However, we need to look at some of the many other aspects – from immigration proposals – what will that do to labour supplies, to “should we incorporate any operations abroad”, “will us leaving the EU affect dividends and royalties”, and “what about EU adopted IFRS”?

The course also needs to look at what a client ought to think about if they are thinking of expanding and therefore of setting up abroad.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT

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Redworth 2020 General Practitioners’ Conference

Join us for our annual conference for interesting lectures and networking.

The weekend is a great opportunity to gain valuable CPD at a competitive price. Over the weekend you will receive the equivalent of four half-day courses. It is aimed at partners, managers, and seniors in independent practices.

As well as hearing from our expert lecturers you will have the chance to connect with them and other practitioners throughout the weekend.

Conference information

Many of the topics have been suggested by delegates who have attended previous Redworth conferences as well as the NorSCA CPD programme. Also, Rebecca Benneyworth will answer delegates’ specific tax questions in her popular “Rebecca on Request” slot on Sunday morning. You can be sure that the conference will meet your business and professional needs, as well as those of your staff.

As well as the lectures there is an excellent social aspect to the weekend, with delegates and speakers mingling during the free periods. You can benefit from lots of advice from the speakers, as well as comparing notes with other practitioners.

Spouses/partners of delegates are more than welcome to attend on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Topics include:

  • Tax updates
  • Accounting updates
  • Employment Law
  • Rebecca on request
  • CABA – Networking
  • The real world of financial crime
  • Picking winners
Cost
RATE COST
Residential delegate – early bird £205.00 + VAT
Residential delegate – standard £225.00 + VAT
Non-residential delegate – early bird £250.00 + VAT
Non-residential delegate – standard £270.00 + VAT

Early bird rates valid until 30 November 2019.

Accomodation

When you book you will only be charged for the conference element, the accommodation charges are payable to the hotel on departure. On booking please indicate if accommodation is required and we will book this for you at our preferential rates. Prices quoted include VAT:

  • Single accommodation £119 pppn
  • Twin or double £75 pppn
  • Partner/spouse rate £45 pn
Course Information

Please click here for the 2020 final course information

 

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Autumn Tax update

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of practitioners with family and owner-managed business clients where good all-round tax advice is required.

An essential update for all practitioners and staff involved with clients affected by tax issues, as well as tax specialists. This course aims to keep your technical knowledge up to date to comply with the ever-changing regulatory environment.

Course information

The Government have changed the way in which tax law is being promulgated. We now get a Spring Statement with little tax content, an Autumn Budget in Mid November after consultations during the summer with further consultation with draft legislation before the Finance Bill being issued to allow greater scrutiny. We will need to monitor the progress of these changes but also keep abreast of recent tax cases and other tax developments that may impact on our clients. The course is intended not only to alert you to regulatory changes, but to highlight points which can be used in practice.

This course aims to cover the following topics:

  • Budget 2019, Spring Statement 2019
  • Practical implications of Finance Act 2019
  • Consultations etc resulting from the budgetary cycle, their ramifications
  • Future changes proposed elsewhere – such as MTD
  • Recent HMRC guidance
  • Recent Tax Tribunal and Higher Court decisions
  • VAT developments
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £75.00 + VAT
Retired Member £37.50 + VAT
Career Break Member £37.50 + VAT

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Solicitors’ Accounts Rules – Update

This course will be of benefit to anyone advising solicitors in practice, including those involved in the work of reporting accountants under Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s Accounts Rules.

The course will focus on the changes to the SRA’s Accounts Rules and the issues involved. It will ensure delegates are aware of the recent and anticipated changes in enough detail for them to be able to implement the changes as well as converse confidently with their clients about the changes and their impact.

Course information

We aim the course at those who are experienced in dealing with solicitor clients and acting as reporting accountants. At the end of the course, delegates can:

  • Appreciate the recent and expected changes made to the Rules
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the regulatory changes effecting solicitors in practice
  • Understand the commercial outlook for the legal profession.

Content
The exact content might change depending on technical issues that arise before the course, but we expect the material to include:

Introduction

  • Update on recent changes, including ICAEW authorisation of legal services
  • Changes to the SRA Accounts Rules, including:
    – the use of third-party-managed accounts
    – the Transparency Rules
  • Areas of risk
  • Solicitors and money laundering cases
  • Recent disciplinary cases involving Accountants and the Accounts Rules
  • Recent SAR Disciplinary Tribunal Cases
  • Other news and future changes to the Rules
  • Current performance and outlook for the sector
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £75.00 + VAT
Retired Member £37.50 + VAT
Career Break Member £37.50 + VAT

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The Compliant Practitioner

This course will be of benefit to everyone in an accountancy practice responsible for the firm’s compliance with professional standards.

You will gain confidence that you are keeping on top of your compliance obligations. You will have the opportunity of asking questions of our expert and well informed speaker.

Course information

The course content is necessarily a response to changes in practice regulations and recent changes. However, it will typically include:

Practice administration issues – drawing on feedback from the professional bodies. It will typically include:

  • Practice communications
  • Regulatory compliance – review of the implementation of The General Data Protection

Regulations, and, the revised anti money laundering regulations:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Dealing with client money

Risk management and client service – looking at practical aspects of servicing clients while ensuring the firm is not exposed to unexpected risks and will typically include:

  • Topical engagement/ disengagement issues
  • Topical reporting issues, including certificates and other confirmations
  • Recent professional guidance on risk management

Practical problems and issues – a review of recent technical changes (last 2-3 years), providing a refresher on the key points and examining their impact in practice

Disciplinary cases – a review of cases which contain lessons for us all

The course is a half day lecture. Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and share experiences for the benefits of others.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £75.00 + VAT
Retired Member £37.50 + VAT
Career Break Member £37.50 + VAT

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Charity financial statements update

The course is relevant to Partners, managers and staff in firms undertaking charity audits and independent examinations. Charity staff who have responsibility for finance and statutory reporting.

Charity financial statements continue to present challenges for accountants, examiners and auditors. The SORP poses many questions day to day and the rules now change again with the publication of ‘Update Bulletin 2’.

Course information

This half day seminar will reflect on the challenges that the new accounting and disclosure rules have created, point delegates in the direction of recent guidance and highlight a range of topical regulatory issues relevant to accountants and auditors who work in the sector.

After attending the seminar, you will able to:

• Understand latest developments in charity financial reporting, in particular those covered by ‘Update Bulletin 2’.
• Consider likely future changes to charity accounts resulting from the ongoing consultation process for a revised SORP;
• Tackle tricky areas of accounting for charities with confidence (e.g. accounting for grants; accounting for restricted funds); and
• Understand the most common fieldwork and documentation deficiencies when producing charity audit and independent examination files and how to put these right.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £75.00 + VAT
Retired Member £37.50 + VAT
Career Break Member £37.50 + VAT

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