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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Preparation, examination & audit of charity accounts

Date: 18 April 2018 09:30 to 12:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting, Course

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

An introductory course for accountants with limited prior experience with charity accounts.

Charity annual reports and accounts are very different to those of companies in the ‘for-profit’ sector. This seminar will use case studies and real-life examples to provide a detailed insight into what is required, how to compile a set of financial statements for a charity which is compliant with the charity SORP and how to approach an audit or independent examination.

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;
• Confidently approach trickier income recognition and fund accounting issues often faced by charities using relevant SORP principles and be able to differentiate the approach required to that used by commercial companies; and
• Understand how to approach a charity audit or independent examination and how to deal with some of the more challenging issues it throws up.

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

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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.

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