Sayer Vincent training seminars

Events

Sayer Vincent seminars, training courses and forum events are free to regular Sayer Vincent clients. We have significantly discounted seminar prices to make them affordable for charities – £75 for half day seminars and £150 for full day seminars.

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We hope you find our seminars and forums relevant and useful. If you would like to leave any feedback about an event that you have attended you can do so by completing the short online survey for London and Birmingham events.

2017 training programme

View the 2017 London and Birmingham training and development programmes, which are free for Sayer Vincent clients to attend.

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 confirm your place by email and attach an invoice where applicable.

We have also included events below where Sayer Vincent trainers are speaking. The link for these will take you to the organisation’s website for full programmes and booking details.

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

London seminars

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.

Tax for fundraisers
10 October London

  • Getting the best deal for VAT and Gift Aid may help you to increase your fundraising income.
  • This session will look at practical aspects of managing the tax and VAT aspects of events and other fundraising methods such as membership schemes.

International aspects of VAT
10 May London

  • Whether you are buying in services from abroad or working internationally, you need to think about how transactions should be handled for VAT.
  • Topics covered in this session will include: VAT background, principles of cross border supplies, Cross border goods and services, key place of supply of services rules and case study examples.

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

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.

Birmingham seminars

How to be a good trustee
7 June Birmingham

  • 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.

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

Training with CFG

Finance for decision making
4 May 2017 London

    Management accounts, budgets, forecasts, unit costs, full costs, marginal costs, cashflow – lots of different ways to think about your finances, but which tool should you use and when? This course will cover:

  • Costs and when they are relevant to a decision
  • How to assemble the right information for new ventures, growth and expansion
  • Financial information for decisions about investment in income generation
  • Planning ahead and particularly in time of uncertainty

Preventing Fraud
7 June 2017 London
31 October 2017 Birmingham

  • Fraud surveys have demonstrated that charities are as at risk to fraud as any other organisation and in the age of cybercrime the risks are only increasing. Every pound lost to fraud is a pound that does not reach your charity’s beneficiaries. There are practical things you can and should be doing to keep fraud losses to a minimum.
  • Through a mix of discussion and case studies, this training course will help understand fraud risk and give you practical tips on how to develop a fraud awareness culture and strong counter-fraud controls in your charity.

Finance for non-finance managers
21 June 2017 London
8 November 2017 Birmingham

  • This course will explain charity finance for those from a non-financial background.
  • By the end of the day participants will have more understanding and greater confidence when working with budgets and accounts

Transforming your finance function
12 October 2017 London

  • It can be easy to see what it is that you need to do to improve, but how do you get started and how do you get everyone to buy into new ways of working?
  • This practical course will give you tools to develop the way you manage the finance function rather than the finances. We will focus on your relationship with other managers in your organisation, how you establish credibility for finance and deliver an excellent service to the organisation.

Inspiring financial leadership
October 2016 – May 2017 London

  • This course organised in partnership with CFG and Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness offers finance professionals an opportunity to develop their broader management skills.
  • The course runs over seven sessions covering topics such as; coaching for empowerment, vision and strategy, leading and influencing high performing teams and more.