Upcoming events

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

    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

      • Thursday, August 23, 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Perth Concert Hall, Mill St, Perth PH1 5HZ

      ACIE Scottish Conference 2018 - in partnership with the Institute of Financial Accountants

      This years Scottish conference will consist of a range of expert speakers addressing the issues that matter to those who independently examine charity accounts.

      The event will be returning to Perth, and will be relevant to accountants in practice who have charity clients, to the TSI network and community accountants, to church and charity finance staff, to treasurers and trustees, and to voluntary independent examiners.

      Plenary sessions:

      • Update from the regulator or an overview on the charity sector in Scotland
      • Update on AML
      • Matters of Interest


      • Best practice: what does a good TAR look like?
      • Best practice: what does a good examiners report look like?
      • SCIO's - understanding the conversion process
      • GPDR: Best Practice
      • Fraud -how to spot it and how to deal with it.
      • IE for Churches
      • Common errors in Charity Accounting
      • Doing the right thing: ethical dilemmas for Examiners
      • Update on tax/VAT and Gift Aid
      • Managing charity resources and reserves
      The full programme will be available soon.

    The Association of Charity Independent Examiners

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    Telephone: 0131 659 9751 or 07899 89166 Email: info@acie.org.uk       
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