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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

The Compliant Practitioner

Date: 3 September 2019 13:30 - 16:30

Type: Course, Legal and Regulatory

Organiser: Cumberland

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 and will have the opportunity of asking questions of our expert and well informed speaker.

Course information

The course content will reflect changes in practice regulations, it will typically include:

Practice administration issues – drawing on feedback from the professional bodies:

o Practice communications
o Regulatory compliance – review of the implementation of The General Data Protection Regulations, and, the revised anti money laundering regulations
o Professional Indemnity Insurance
o 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:

o Topical engagement/ disengagement issues
o Topical reporting issues, including certificates and other confirmations
o 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.

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

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Tel No: 01768 868000


Stephen McAlpine

Stephen McAlpine is a Chartered Accountant with considerable practical and training experience. He has been responsible for accountancy training to a variety of organisations, including open courses; ranging from small businesses to major quoted companies. Stephen had almost ten years’ experience as training manager in two medium size firms of Chartered Accountants before becoming a freelance trainer and independent reviewer of files for technical standards for about 60 firms of accountants. As a complement to his training and technical commitments, Stephen is a partner in an audit and accountancy practice which he founded in 1993. The firm’s clients are owner managed, and Stephen provides them all the routine professional services they require from an accountant.

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.