Finance, Finance & law

The Charity Accountants' Conference, Nottingham, 21-22 September

The UK's largest residential conference for charity finance professionals is back!

The Charity Accountant’s Conference 2017

A partnership event with Sayer Vincent, The Charity Accountants’ Conference gives charity finance professionals:

  • Updates on legal, tax and accounting issues from charity experts
  • 24 practical hands-on sessions to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop soft skills
  • Early bird rate available on residential bookings until 3 July!

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Check out full session details for the Charity Accountants’ Conference by viewing the brochure here.


Over the two days we will cover key topical areas over 24 sessions, such as:

  • Fundraising regulation
  • Code of good governance
  • Delegating effectively
  • Fraud and cyber security
  • Culture – the role of finance
  • Trading and social enterprise


Expert advice surgeries with Veale Wasbrough Vizards or Sayer Vincent

If you’d like to book a free 15 minute slot with either of these expert organisations, please email Evangeline at and she will be in touch to arrange a suitable time slot.

Opening Plenary: Role of finance staff in meeting the challenges of the charity sector – Day one 10.15-11.00

Vicky Browning, CEO of ACEVO

Vicky Browning was appointed CEO of ACEVO in January 2017 after 7 years as Director of CharityComms. She will set out her perspective of the state of the charity sector and the future challenges faced by charities.

She will focus on the role of treasurers, finance directors and finance teams can make in supporting trustee boards and senior management meet these challenges.

Keynote Speech: The view from the Charity Commission – Day two 13.45-14.30

Nigel Davies, Head of Accountancy Services, Charity Commission

Nigel Davies is Head of Accountancy Services at the Charity Commission.

You will have the opportunity to ask Nigel your questions on all aspects of charity finance and regulation including the latest Commission guidance on reserves and fundraising and future development of the SORP.

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Exhibiting this year

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*Residential rate includes hotel accommodation, 3 course meal and entertainment.

To book accommodation for the night before the event please email Evangeline Kirupairajah at



Early bird on residential rates until 03 July!

Early bird residential rate for charities: £580 (£650 after early bird booking closes)

Early bird residential rate for commercial organisations: £950 (£1,050 after early bird closes)



Non-residential charities: £550   Non-residential commercial: £900

One day charities: £350                One day commercial: £500


Take a look at full session and programme information here now.


Conference schedule

Select one session per time slot only (please ensure you do not pick sessions at the same time) then press the sign up button. If the conference lasts multiple days, the lowest price per band will be automatically calculated for you based on your selections.

Day one only21 Sep 2017
VAT update11:15 — 12:45
Employment law update 11:15 — 12:45
Fundraising regulation11:15 — 12:45
How to win friends and influence people11:15 — 12:45
Gift Aid update14:00 — 15:30
Intellectual property – protect your charity assets14:00 — 15:30
Culture – the role of finance14:00 — 15:30
Recruiting the right team members14:00 — 15:30
Trading and social enterprise16:00 — 17:30
Data protection16:00 — 17:30
Managing financial problems16:00 — 17:30
Delegating effectively16:00 — 17:30
Day two22 Sep 2017
Re-thinking risk09:30 — 11:00
Code of good governance09:30 — 11:00
Financial sustainability09:30 — 11:00
Managing your team09:30 — 11:00
Fraud and cyber security11:15 — 12:45
Charity law update11:15 — 12:45
Better annual reports11:15 — 12:45
Effective performance appraisals11:15 — 12:45
Providing assurance on key risks14:30 — 16:00
Reviewing your constitution and governance14:30 — 16:00
Social finance and borrowing funds14:30 — 16:00
Writing better reports14:30 — 16:00

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Choose days first
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Choose days first
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.
Choose days first
Date Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.
21 Sep 2017£350.00£350.00£500.00
22 Sep 2017£350.00£350.00£500.00
All days£580.00£580.00£950.00

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