Charity Accountants Conference #CAC17

Friday, 9th June 2017

Sayer Vincent Announces Charity Accountants’ Conference on

21st and 22nd September 2017 in Nottingham

Early bird discount until 3 July 2017

6th April 2017 — Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of auditors and chartered accountants specialising in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations is today opening bookings for its 26th annual Charity Accountants’ Conference hosted in partnership with the Directory of Social Change (DSC) at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nottingham on 21st and 22nd September 2017.

This event is one of the largest annual conferences for charity finance professionals in the UK and is designed to develop their knowledge and skills and update them on the key legal, tax and accounting issues affecting the sector and their organisations.

The conference will include a broad range of sessions and over 24 workshops on topical issues delivered by experts from Sayer Vincent and guest speakers from the charity sector. These include:

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

There will also be workshops providing updates on Employment Law, Charity Law, Gift Aid, Data Protection, VAT and Fundraising Regulation, amongst others.

Charlie Pushman, Associate Director at Social Finance, will be running a session on Social finance and borrowing funds. Social finance has given charities a potential new source of funding. Charlie’s session will delve into where the opportunities and risks are, as well as which charities are suited to social finance.

Delegates can also develop their softer skills in personal development sessions such as, ‘Win Friends and Influence People’, ‘Delegating Effectively’ and ‘Recruiting the Right Team’. Delegates have the option to attend both days, or just one making it more cost-effective for some charities.

The opening plenary will be delivered by Vicky Browning, CEO at ACEVO who will speak about the ‘Role of finance staff in meeting the challenges of the charity sector’ on day one.

Nigel Davis, Head of Accountancy Services at the Charity Commission is the keynote speaker on day two with a session entitled, ‘The View from the Charity Commission’.

For those attending both days there will be a dinner with entertainment in the evening of 21st September 2017.

Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent comments, “As always, this conference is a must attend event for finance charity professionals. Attendees can listen to first class speakers and experts talking about the most topical issues affecting their sector. This year, we have introduced optional 15-minute drop-in surgeries with experts from Sayer Vincent who can discuss issues related to tax, accounting, governance and risk as well as experts from VWV Solicitors who can discuss employment and commercial law, and charity law.”

Delegates can choose to book the two-day residential package, attend the conference as non-residents or attend for just one day. Bookings made by 3rd July will enjoy an early bird rate.

For the full conference programme and to book your place, go to:

For further information please contact:

Kathryn Hughes

Kayak PR

Tel: +44 (0) 7801 823 839

Background information

Sayer Vincent is a firm of chartered accountants working solely with charities and social enterprises. Through tailored audit and advice services, Sayer Vincent provides trustees and managers with the assurance that their charity is managing its resources effectively. As well as being commercial accountants, Sayer Vincent people have an in-depth knowledge of the governance and management of charities and social enterprises. They can advise on a range of business activities to achieve the best financial outcomes, keeping in mind the context of your organisation’s objectives. Working with Sayer Vincent, you will feel that you have extra people on your team.

For more information about Sayer Vincent please visit

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