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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Charities update with John Selwood

The course is an update covering the developments in Charity auditing and accounting.

The course covers all major recent changes and is suitable for accountants in practice and the charity’s accountant.

Event information

The course will cover:

  • The latest Charity SORP and any hot accounting topics for charities
  • Impact of the Charities Act 2011
  • Problem audit areas
  • Common disclosure errors
  • A refresher on the external scrutiny regime
  • Problems in reporting to the Charity Commission and whistleblowing
  • Problems arising for different types of charity
  • Accountants and audit reports
  • New developments

If you attend both the morning and afternoon (Accounts update) course a light lunch will be served.

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

The early bird rate will apply automatically at the checkout. Please note that the early bird rate ends 01 April 2020.

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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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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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Corporation tax refresher and planning

The course is relevant for accountants both in industry and in practice, and tax advisers, who need an update on Corporation Tax, together with illustrations of Tax Planning opportunities available.

This very practical course will review all the latest Corporation Tax changes and developments, together with changes to the legislation, and the impact of recent case law. Case studies will illustrate the changes and provide practical planning tips.

Course information

A very detailed Corporation Tax refresher and an illustration of the latest Corporate Tax Planning areas available.

Course will provide:

  • A very practical refresher, relating to Corporation Tax.
  • Tax planning ideas and strategies to reduce the tax bill for the company and its owners.
  • Structuring the business, including incorporation issues
  • Capital allowances impact
  • Corporation Tax refresher
  • Tax refresher and planning for companies, and tax and NIC efficient extraction of funds from the company
  • R&D refresher and planning
  • The new Capital Allowances regime.
  • The new Structures & Buildings Capital Allowances.
  • The new Corporation Tax loss regime and group relief
  • What’s allowable expenditure for Corporation Tax trading purposes
  • Practical case studies
  • General overview
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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An introduction to charities

This introductory course is targeted at accountants with limited prior experience of charity accounts – either working in professional practice or in a charity.

The charity sector is fascinating but challenging for accountants in terms of financial statements preparation, financial management and day to day administration.

Course information

This seminar is targeted at those working in professional firms and within the charitable sector. Case studies and real-life examples will be used to provide a detailed insight into what is required to manage a charity’s finances, produce a set of SORP compliant accounts and undertake or survive an independent examination or audit.

After attending the seminar, you will be able to:

• Appreciate the key features of the regulatory and legal framework applying to charities, including the requirement for audit and independent examination;
• Understand the format and content of charity accounts under the charity SORP and how these differ from accounts in the ‘for profit’ sector;
• Understand different charitable structures, which works best and when;
• Apply best practice guidance in running a charity and managing or playing the role of a trustee
• Understand how to approach/survive a charity audit or independent examination and how to deal with some of the more challenging issues it throws up.

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

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Accounting for LLPs

It’s been a busy few years for LLPs, with three SORPS being published in quick succession (2014, 2017 and 2018). This course will give you all the relevant information to keep you up to date.

This seminar will navigate you through all the changes and highlight common problem areas faced by accountants and auditors acting for clients within this sector and how these are addressed.

After attending the seminar, you will:

• Understand the changing face of the LLP SORP and what this means in practice for the accounts of large, medium, small and micro-sized LLPs
• Be able to produce financial statements for LLPs which comply with the SORP
• Understand how to construct a members’ interests table and how to present and allocate both profits and losses therein
• Be able to apply recent changes resulting from the introduction of FRS 102 and further changes to FRS 102 and the SORP resulting from the FRC’s ‘triennial review’ and reflected in SORP 2018

Course is relevant to partners, managers and staff in accounting firms preparing and auditing accounts for limited liability partnerships

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Accounts update – Penrith with John Selwood

An essential update for accountants who prepare company accounts.

This course will look at the current hot topics for the preparers of company accounts, particularly small companies. The session will focus on FRS 102, for small companies, and FRS 105 for micro companies, where relevant.

Event information

This is a topical course and its content will reflect that, but it is likely to cover:

  • Changes to FRS 102 and FRS 105
  • Update on eligibility for small company exemptions including group
  • situations, and other Companies Act changes
  • A refresher on the micro company accounting regime in Companies Act
  • 2006 and the accompanying accounting standard FRS 105
  • Hot topics in FRS 102 for small companies
  • Companies House filing
  • Practical solutions to common issues

This course is aimed at accountants involved in the preparation of company accounts, particularly small companies, who wish to keep up to date with the latest accounting standards

If you attend both the morning and afternoon (Charities update) course a light lunch will be served.

 

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

The early bird rate will apply automatically at the checkout. Please note that the early bird rate ends 01 April 2020.

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Q3 ICAEW Business confidence & economic review lunch – Middlesbrough

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