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Annual Training Event March 07, 2012

The Window, London

VAT update –concentrating on developments with particular impact on charities

Gerry Myton is head of MHA MacIntyre Hudson national VAT team and is responsible for the delivery of VAT services.  He has previously worked for HMRC and Big 4/Top 20 accountancy firms. Gerry works across the entire spectrum of VAT but has particular strengths in travel, leisure, retail and international VAT issues and has been involved in advising a wide range of clients from individuals to large corporations.

When a CIC may be the optimal vehicle for our clients, including the process of registering and how compliance differs from other corporate forms

Sara Ward became the Regulator of Community Interest Companies in September 2007.  As a light touch regulator, Sara’s key role is to raise awareness of community interest companies and maintain public confidence in the CIC legal form.  As a former Chief Executive of a charity, Sara has 23 years experience of working in the third sector, with a variety of small local and large national charities.  She also has experience of running her own management consultancy business Sara has offered her skills on a voluntary basis and has sat on voluntary management committees, including Chair of a local CVS, and as an advocate with people with learning disabilities.

Compliance update on SORP Development and Charity Commission. With big changes anticipated in the coming months –keep up to speed!

Tidi Diyan is Managing Partner of Tidy Bond, is a big4-trained accountant, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Registered Auditor, and has over 25years’ post-qualification experience.  He is a member of Charity Commission’s SORP Committee, council member of the Association of Charity
Independent Examiners (ACIE) and member of ACCA Charities Panel.

Janet Slade is a policy accountant at the Charity Commission.  She also works occasionally for Slade and Cooper a firm of accountants which specialises in working with not-for-profit organisations such as charities, workers' co-operatives, housing co-operatives and credit unions.

A provocative session considering the changing means by which the Government is delivering services. Looking at how this impacts on our clients.

Fiona Sheil is the Public Services Officer at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), where she leads on commissioning and market development. Fiona also runs the NCVO national 
partnership network for VCS and commissioners, the Public Service Delivery Network. She worked in frontline and second tier health and social care voluntary sector organisations at a local level in Sheffield and Lambeth before moving to NCVO in May 2010.  Volunteering commitments currently include a number of feminist organisations, Alzheimer’sSociety,andhopefullysoontobecomeatrusteeforthe
first time.

Following on from Fiona's session, a technical look at the accounting implications of Government Commission and Payments by Results.  How we will deal with these matters when preparing accounts for clients.

Simon Erskine set up his own practice for charities and not-for-profits in 1982 and was a founder member of the CPF.  Since then he merged with Gotham & Co to form Gotham Erskine in 1999 which in 2011 merged with top-20 firm, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, where Simon is now Charities Technical Partner.  He still works with mainly smaller charities and not-for-profits.

James Gare is an audit Partner at the Not for Profit Team at MacIntyre Hudson, he has been working as a “NotForProfit” 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 Headway North London, an affiliated group of the national charity Headway –the Brain Injury Association and provides pro bono assistance to a range of not for profit entities.

Price & Booking Information

CPF Members £60 per delegate

Others £75 per delegate