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Annual Training Event March 05, 2014

Mary Ward House, London

VAT Update

Graham Elliott is Chartered Tax Advisor, an MBA, and a charity trustee. He has been involved in VAT for nearly thirty years, over twenty five of which have been as a professional adviser.  During his career he has mainly worked in accountancy practices (spending fifteen years as a partner of one), but in 2012 he decided to move to a law firm with which he had shared work opportunities for several years.  He now advises in much the same way as he always has, but as part of Withers LLP.  His profile can be viewed at: http://www.withersworldwide.com/people/graham-elliott.  In October 2013 his Gift Aid Guide was published by Social Partnership Marketing.

Lessons from the Charity Online Financial Reporting Awards

Sally Knight is a specialist Audit Partner in the firm’s Not for Profit team, having joined in 2013 from Crowe Clark Whitehill.  Sally has acted for a variety of charitable and not for profit organisations, from small local organisations to major fundraising charities.  She is an accomplished speaker within the not for profit sector, and writes on a variety of issues.  Sally is a technical reviewer for the ICAEW’s Charity Online Financial Reporting Awards, and also lectures at CASS Business School.

Charitable incorporated organisations

Chris Harris trained within the NHS in West London before spending three years in the Middle East as volunteer finance director of a media organisation.  He has 25 years experience in not-for-profit and public services with the last ten at Director level.  He has a Masters in charity finance and a strong interest in professional development in charity finance, founding the CIPFA Charity Panel and the CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance at London South Bank University.  Chris served as a member of the Charity SORP Committee and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2011.

Keynote speech on the State of the Sector

Debra Allcock Tyler has been Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change, which works towards an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change, since 2001.  She is Founder Chair and Trustee of the Small Charities Coalition/Charity Trustee Networks.  Debra is an internationally published author of books covering topics such as leadership; management; communication skills.  She delivers around 50 keynote speeches every year to the voluntary, private and public sector.  She is a member of the Charity Commission’s SORP Committee and a member of the Advisory Panel for the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management at Cass Business School, City University, London, where she gives an annual lecture on leadership.

An introduction to, and workshop on, SORP and FRS 102Going concern


James Gare has been working as a Not For Profit accountant since 1999 when he began his training in the sector with Gotham Erskine. He completed his training with Ernst & Young where he was involved in the audit of large charities. Outside of work, James is currently the Treasurer of a charity which provides a helpline and free group counselling and campaigns for the awareness of brain injury.  He joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2011 following the merger with Gotham Erskine LLP.

Price & Booking Information

CPF Members £55 per delegate

Others £70 per delegate