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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

20 Common errors in charity accounts and how to fix them

Date: 20 April 2023 13:30 - 16:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Course, Legal and Regulatory

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

Join Peter Herbert for this popular charity update.

Charities are different! from their sources of income to the very reason they exist these differences are reflected in charity financial statements.

Course Information

This course will highlight a range of challenging aspects of financial statements presentation that accountants struggle with and provide practical guidance on getting them right.

Content will include:

  • The Trustees’ Annual Report
  • Analysis of income and expenditure
  • Fund disclosures and analysis
  • Transactions with trustees and other related parties
  • Disclosures about investments, fixed assets and heritage assets
  • Remuneration disclosures
  • Different disclosure requirements for larger (>£1M income) and smaller (<£1M income charities)

This course is for accountants working within the charity sector and in professional firms of accountants who prepare, audit and/or independently examine charity accounts.


Rate Cost
ICAEW Member £90.00 + VAT
Non-Member £90.00 + VAT
Retired Member £45.00 + VAT
Career Break Member £45.00 + VAT


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Peter Herbert

Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an international accountancy firm before working in industry. He has over 15 years of training experience, specialising in financial reporting, auditing, company law and practice regulation. Peter also has a small accounting practice. Much of Peter’s practice work involves carrying out audit file reviews, practice assurance and anti-money laundering reviews for firms of accountants. He also provides guidance on implementation of GAAP.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.