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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

An introduction to charities

Date: 24 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Course

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

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.

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

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Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel Metro Centre

Metro Centre
NE11 9XF

Tel No: 0191 493 2233


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.