Charities- An Introduction

Acting for charities is high profile work as there is generally a wider public interest in the charity than for the typical assignment of a commercial company, as well as accountability to the regulatory authority, the Charity Commission. It is difficult to know if the accounting and external reporting requirements are being achieved unless you understand what they are.

On completion of this course participants will understand what the rules and regulations concerning charities are and understand how to act for charities in practice. The course will fully reflect the latest rules, whilst highlighting any key differences arising from recent changes.

  • Overview of charity legislation for charities
  • The accounting and reporting requirements of Charities Act, Companies Act and SORP 2015 (focused on FRS 102)
  • Fund accounting
  • The Statement of Financial Activities and other accounting requirements
  • Recognition of incoming resources
  • The trustees' report
  • The role of the Independent Examiner
  • The role of the auditor

The course will be a combination of lecturing, case studies, discussions and questions designed to ensure as much information is retained as possible.

Who should take the course

The course is aimed at those who act for charities. It is suitable for people with little or no experience of charities' work. However, it will provide a useful recap for those who have not been involved in such work recently but who would like an update on the latest accounting and reporting requirements.

It is not suitable for anyone with extensive experience of such assignments who should consider attending "Charities: Current Issues".

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