Finance Function - New Times, New Challenges

Friday, 17 Mar 2017, 10:00 - 14:45


As more challenges are being faced and more regulations are put in place, charities are having to change the way they use their finance functions to survive in the current climate.  Attend this event to gain an understanding of how the finance function needs to evolve, how you can react to changes in the future and how to use scenario planning to cope with the changes.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at finance directors, CEOs, finance managers, senior accountants, charity consultants and trustees, looking to increase their knowledge in this important and expanding area of charity finance.

The event is kindly hosted by 

Crowe Clark Whitehill



Registration and refreshments


Chair’s welcome


New challenges: what is expected from the Finance Function

More and more is being expected from the charity sector. Charities have more demanding regulation yet more is being expected from management and trustees. There is much uncertainty and finance functions need to keep evolving to manage new times and new challenges . The opening session will look at how finance function need to evolve to manage change and uncertainty.


Reacting to changes in the internal and external environment

In order for charities to survive in the current climate, it is essential that they react to changes in both the internal and external environments. This session will look at how charities can react to changes which will impact them as well as identifying them on the horizon.






Scenario planning

Scenario planning is an essential tool to help any organisation look to the longer term future, to encourage new thinking and explore uncertainties. Charities can use scenario planning to look at what might happen in the external environment and how an organisation will cope in these environments. This session will offer one charity’s experience of using scenario planning to help them strategise for the future.


Chair's close


End of Conference

Venue Details


Crowe Clark Whitehill, St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square, LONDON, EC4Y 8EH

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Bookings & Prices


  • Early Bird CFG Member, until the 17th February - £79.00;
  • CFG Charity Member - £99.00;
  • CFG Subscriber Company - £179.00;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - £129.00;

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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