2008 - Finance Matters, Hot Topics & Core Essentials

Thursday, 12 Jun 2008, 09:00


Conference Sponsors:

Co-Op Bank Grant Thornton

Media Sponsors:

Charity Times Third Sector

Welcome to CFDG’s first one day conference outside of London, an exciting new event for finance professionals in the voluntary sector.

We are delighted to bring together a strong programme of National and Regional speakers from both the voluntary and corporate sector. Our opening plenary session will be given by Carol Rudge from Grant Thornton and the closing plenary by Pesh Framjee from Deloitte.

The two themes for the day will enable you to hear and question current thinking on some of the issues that are shaping the sector today and to update yourselves on key areas in charity tax, law, IT and contracts & grants. The day is designed to support finance professionals in the delivery of an ever growing and demanding role – enabling you to develop the current thinking in your charity and enhance the finance and support services you provide.

This is also an opportunity to meet with your peer professionals and develop collaborative networks for the future. During the day there is ample time to discuss issues and share experiences with finance professionals who are facing similar challenges. The conference can also support your personal development plan with 5 hours of CPD.

With excellent road and rail links from the Midlands and the North we look forward to seeing many of you in Manchester. Book early to ensure your place is reserved.

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The Reception


Delegates attending the conference are invited to a reception immediately following the end of the programme.

The reception provides the ideal opportunity to network with speakers and delegates at the end of the day.

The Exhibition

There will be an exhibition alongside the conference programme. Exhibitors working in a range of service areas will be available for delegates to meet, ask questions and share information.

The informal setting is an excellent opportunity to find products and service suppliers who can assist in tackling your charities' problems and who can help to make the management of your charity more efficient.

The conference timetable allows delegates plenty of opportunity to browse the exhibition and network during breaks.

The following companies are exhibiting at the Northern Conference 2008:

Grant Thornton – www.grant-thornton.co.uk
PKF – www.pkf.co.uk

The Co-operative Bank – www.co-operativebank.co.uk
Europe Arab Bank – www.eabplc.com
Unity Trust Bank – www.unity.uk.com

Rathbone Investment Management – www.rathbones.com
Royal London Asset Management – www.rlam.co.uk
Sarasin & Partners LLP - www.sarasin.co.uk

IT Suppliers
Touchstone - www.touchstone.co.uk

CFDG – www.cfdg.org.uk
ICAEW – www.icaew.co.uk

Hays – www.hays.com


Presentations are available to download at the bottom of the programme  5hrs CPD

Northern Conference 2008

pdf icon Presentations PDF:

Plenary Carol Rudge - Governance

1A Joe Saxton - Fundraising

1B Tony Austin & Jacki Wells - Tax Update

2A Chris Mills - Ethical Investment, The Current Position & Future Story

2B Ros Harwood - Law Update

3A Paul Breckell - The FD as a Leader

3B John Tate - IT Update

4A Keith Hickey - Accountability

4B Mike Huggins - Contracts & Grants – Accounting and Tax issues

Plenary Pesh Framjee - Resource Allocation and Performance Management

Venue Details


The Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

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Bookings & Prices


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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