Thursday, 17. October 2019, The Priory Rooms, Reading charity accounts

This seminar is specifically aimed at Trustees and non-financial staff. If you are a finance professional please click here for our full training programme with other seminars that would be more appropriate.
This seminar will enable Trustees and non-financial staff to better understand the key principles of financial management. During the seminar we will focus on developing your skills to read a set of accounts in order to understand the financial position of an organisation.
The aim of the session is to improve your confidence when reading financial information whether management or statutory accounts. We will discuss key accounting principles, key terminology and provide useful resources for future reference.
Programme:
09.30                Registration – tea and coffee..........................................................................................10.00                IntroductionWe will cover the objectives for the session and offer a chance for participants to raise initial questions...........................................................................................10.15                Statutory accounts – the financial picture published externallyDuring the first session we will:● examine the key components of a set of statutory accounts● look at the relationship between statement of financial activities (income & expenditure account) and the balance sheet● provide an overview of key accounting principles and terminology commonly usedWe will also refer to thresholds for external assurance, audit and independent examinations and explain what level of comfort this can give...........................................................................................11.15                Break for refreshments..........................................................................................11.30                Statutory accounts – continuedIncorporating an exercise which takes you through a set of accounts to reach a conclusion on the organisation’s financial health. We will also touch on reserves policies and going concern...........................................................................................12.15                Management accounts – the internal toolWe will provide an overview of the information required for good internal financial management and the key questions you should be asking..........................................................................................12.45                Recap and sessions conclusions..........................................................................................13.00                Close


Sayer Vincent training seminars are specifically tailored to support the development of finance teams working in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. 

IMPORTANT IMFORMATION – please read carefully●  Training seminars are FREE for all Sayer Vincent clients (unless otherwise stated). ●  Non-client organisations must pay a fee of £75+VAT for half day seminars and £150+VAT for full day seminars.●  Registering for an event does not confirm your place – we will confirm your place by email and request payment where applicable. ●  Please read our event terms and conditions before completing your registration.

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