Sayer Vincent training seminars

Our seminars

Sayer Vincent are experienced trainers and run courses for many organisations in the not-for-profit sector. With over 30 years’ experience in the charity sector, we have practical knowledge of the issues you face.

We have significantly discounted our seminar prices to make them affordable for charities:

  • £75 for half day seminars
  • £150 for full day seminars
  • Free of charge to regular Sayer Vincent clients

Click on the event title below for full programmes and to book your place with Eventbrite. You may book a maximum of two people from the same organisation onto each event. We will then confirm your place by email and attach an invoice where applicable.

You can also download the 2017 programmes for London and Birmingham.

Contact us on events@sayervincent.co.uk for more information or call us on 020 7841 6360 to talk to one of our team.


2017 training programme – London

Charity tax made simple
31 October London

    Tax issues are particularly complicated for charities. This course will cover:

  • VAT – both VAT status of different income streams and VAT recovery
  • Gift Aid
  • Trading – what can you do in the charity and when do you need a subsidiary
  • Business rates

How to be a good trustee
2 November London

  • This session is ideal as an induction for new trustees or a refresher for existing trustees, explaining the responsibilities and duties of charity trustees.
  • It will cover the role of the individual trustee within the governance structure and the nature of collective responsibility. The session will also update attendees on the latest governance developments and will contain a mix of presentation as well as structured discussion to discuss issues around the trustee role.

Preparing charity accounts
9 November London

  • This one-day workshop aims to provide participants with an overview of charity accounting, the key stages in drafting a set of year-end accounts and tips on how to prepare for the audit.
  • The workshop is designed for finance staff who may be new to an organisation or the sector, or those who need a refresher.

Reading charity accounts
23 November London

  • This seminar will help participants better understand the key principles of financial management and in particular the skills to read a set of accounts and understand the financial position of an organisation.
  • We will discuss key accounting principles, key terminology and provide useful resources for future reference.

2017 training programme – Birmingham

Charity tax made simple
15 November Birmingham

    Tax issues are particularly complicated for charities. This course will cover:

  • VAT – both VAT status of different income streams and VAT recovery
  • Gift Aid
  • Trading – what can you do in the charity and when do you need a subsidiary
  • Business rates