Finance, Finance & law

What is The Charity Accountants’ Conference?

Calling all charity finance professionals

Put simply, DSC’s Charity Accountants’ Conference, in partnership with charity accountants Sayer Vincent, is the UK’s largest residential conference for charity finance professionals- and we’ve been running this amazing event for 25 years!

This year, the conference will be hosted at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre and will comprise of 26 sessions in five different streams; updates, advanced financial skills, core finance training, management training and ‘made simple’ sessions.

Take a look below to see what Kate Sayer, partner at Sayer Vincent, had to say about the conference:

Get all things charity finance, in one place:

  • Keep up-to-date

-Sessions on fundraising regulation, VAT, SORP and Gift Aid updates will all be featured at the conference

  • Continue professional development

-Sessions on leading in and from the finance function, communicate to influence and improving your presentation style will be running at the conference

Kate Sayer

Kate Sayer has specialised in charities since 1984. As a chartered accountant and partner in Sayer Vincent, she advises charities and social enterprises on a wide range of finance, tax, governance and management issues. Kate particularly enjoys training trustees and staff in charities to make finance and risk subjects more accessible. Kate teaches charity finance at Cass Business School and contributes to the leadership development programme for finance professionals.

Kate has authored or co-authored several popular books on charity finance, including A Practical Guide to Charity Accounting, A Practical Guide to Financial Management, A Practical Guide to Managing in a Downturn and The Complete Charity VAT Handbook all for Directory of Social Change.

Kate will be delivering a lunchtime panel session at the conference, alongside DSC’s CEO Debra Allcock Tyler, which looks back over the last 25 years of the voluntary sector and discusses what the future may hold.

For more information on charity finance and to hear more from Kate Sayer, book a place on this years Charity Accountants’ Conference on 15-16 September