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City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

Charity Accountants’ Conference

10:00 am

This annual event jointly hosted by Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of charity auditors and advisers and the Directory of Social Change (DSC), is the UK’s largest residential conference for charity finance professionals and is designed to develop their knowledge and skills and provide essential updates on key issues affecting charity finance.  

Please note that the early bird booking rate finishes on 2nd July 2018.

Key highlights for this year’s conference are Joe Saxton, Driver of Ideas and founder of nfpSynergy who will open the conference with a session entitled, ‘Is it time for a revolution in charity financial reporting?’ Joe will discuss why financial reporting could be the next big scandal waiting to hit charities.

On the second day, the key note speaker is Amie Woods, the Deputy Head of Accountancy Services at the Charity Commission who will update delegates on its latest guidance and provide insights from the Commission’s regulatory work.

24 practical workshop sessions are running over two days on key topics including data protection, the code of good governance, reserves policies, gift aid, minimising tax costs and trading and social enterprises. There will also be personal development sessions for delegates on how to produce compelling presentations, how to build great teams and master time management.

For those want one to one advice, drop in sessions can be booked with representatives from Sayer Vincent and charity law specialists Anthony Collins. Pre-bookable 15-minute slots are available from 9am until 10am on 20th September and from 8.30am until 9.30am on 21st September.

Delegates have the option to book the two-day residential package, attend the conference as non-residents or attend for just one day. For those staying overnight dinner and entertainment is included on 20th September 2018.

There is currently an early bird residential rate for charities of £580 to attend the two-day conference with an overnight stay and £900 for commercial organisations – if booked by 2nd July 2018.

For the full conference programme and to book your place, go to: https://www.dsc.org.uk/event/charity-accountants-conference-birmingham-20-21-september/


St John's Hotel
651 Warwick Road, Solihull
B91 1AT