ACIE England & Wales Annual Conference 14th June 2018

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friends' Meeting House - 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS


  • Open to all members

Registration is closed

Conference Overview:

This conference provides participants with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of charity accounting and Independent Examination and, thereby, support the vital work carried out by charities in our communities. 


09:30 -10:00

Registration: Coffee/Tea

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and opening remarks:  Ian Barrett, ACIE Chair

10:15 - 10:45

Update from the Regulator: Nigel Davies - Head of Accountancy Services (Charity Commision for England & Wales)

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee/Tea break

11:05 - 12:05

Workshops: Session 1

12:05 - 12:35

Anti Money Laundering: Update: Anne Davis - Head of Regulation & Policy (Institute of Financial Accountants)

12:35 - 13:30


13:35 - 14:35

Workshops: Session 2

14:35 - 15:05

Cash & Investments: Managing Conflicting Risks - Antonia Cavalier, (CCLA)

15:05 - 15:20

Coffee/Tea break

15:20 - 16:20

Workshops: Session 3

16:20 - 16:30

Closing remarks from ACIE Chair


Session 1 - 11:05 - 12:05


Fraud in charities: prevention and identification – including cyber crime.

Mark Heaton (DChA FCCA FCIE) Director, KM Chartered Accountants

Data Protection: Troubleshooting?

Simon Gratton, Associate CIO Ttech

Common errors in Charity Accounting

Michael Brougham, (MCIBS FCIE) - Former ACIE Trustee

Gift Aid and VAT for charities

Speaker to be confirmed

Session 2: 13:35 - 14:35


Identifying & Tackling Matters of Interest

Susan Robinson (BA FCA MCMI FCIE DChA) , Accounts and Audit Partner, and Head of Charities and Not for Profit Kreston Reeves

Nigel Davies , Head of Accountancy Services, Charity Commision for England & Wales

IE for Churches

Allan Hargreaves, Director of OMNIS Tax Consultancy Ltd

Best Practice: what does a good Trustees Report look like?

Kate Bines, Head of Marketing & Communications - Charity Finance Group

Ethical issues for Examiners

Rachel Cooper (ACA), Director - Wellbeck Accountancy

Session 3: 15:15 - 16:15


Feedback on the New Directions: share your opinions with the Charity Commission

ACIE facilitated workshop

Best Practice: What does a good examiners report look like?

Helen Blundell (FCA DChA LLB FCIE), MHA MacIntyre Hudson

CIO conversions: understanding the legal issues

Alice Faure Walker, Senior Consultant,Bates Wells Braithwaite

SORP Surgery: Understanding the Charity SORP & FRS 102

Alison Cook (FCA ICAEW), Director AJC Accountancy - ACIE Trustee

Eileen Houghton (ACA DChA FCCA FCIE), Carpenter Box LLP - ACIE Trustee

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