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January - Welcome to our first newsletter of 2015. In this month’s edition, we introduce you to our new partner and clients, discuss the Charity Commission’s new guidance on transferring assets, the two new SORPs, consultation on higher audit thresholds and much more… ”
Sayer Vincent comments on Autumn Statement
It is fabulous that hospices, search and rescue and air ambulance charities are to be able to claim VAT refunds. (read more..)
The state of risk management – and a solution
Traditional risk management processes are not in my view serving the sector well. (read more..)
What NGOs and corporates can learn from each other
I was privileged to be asked by BOND (the network body for international NGOs in the UK) to chair a panel discussion at their recent conference on what NGOs and corporates can learn from each other in terms of effectiveness.(read more..)
Trust and transparency hold key to remuneration response
Since NCVO published the results of its inquiry into the remuneration of charity senior executives in April, trustees have been asking lots of questions about how best to respond to its recommendations(read more..)
Charity Accountants' Conference 2014
This year's conference took place in Bristol on 18 and 19 September. Highlights included an opening plenary by Martin Brookes, a debate on the direction for charity tax policies, and sessions to develop your knowledge and skills and bring you up to date with the new SORPs and tax issues.
"As accountants' conferences go it was by far and away the most enjoyable that I have ever attended. A really good variety of workshops to suit all needs and plenty of opportunities to network and chat with other delegates." Jill Long, Teenage Cancer Trust
"It was good to meet you and all your colleagues. I am sure that all of the delegates greatly appreciated the expertise that you all freely shared and went back to their charities better equipped and inspired to lead and support their organisations." Paul Holland, Shirley Baptist Church
Financial Leadership Awards
Comedian (and former accountant) Fred MacAulay hosted our awards dinner on 18 September. The full list of winners can be found here.