Ray Jones, former Head of Accounting Policy at the Charity Commission, joins CFG to deliver SORP training

16th June 2014

CFG are delighted to announce the addition of Ray Jones to our team. Ray, who is well known and highly regarded throughout the sector, joins us from his role as Head of Accounting Policy at the Charity Commission. He will deliver an exciting and comprehensive programme of SORP training across the country for charities of all sizes.

CFG are immensely proud of our track record of attracting leaders and experts in their field to provide the very best training and continuing professional development for anyone responsible for the finances of their charity.

Caron Bradshaw, CEO of CFG, said:

"Who better than Ray to provide SORP training to the sector? Ray has been at the heart of the development of the new SORP since the beginning of the process. What Ray doesn't know about the SORP isn't worth knowing! Not only does he provide technical knowledge he has unparalleled insight into the thinking behind drafting."

Ray said:

“CFG is a fantastic organisation and I feel very privileged to be invited to work with them and their sponsors in delivering this series of courses on implementing the new SORPs. In 2015, charities faces the dual challenge of two new SORPs and a new financial reporting framework, but with careful planning now charities will be ready to report under this new framework with confidence. I want to ensure that charities are ready for that challenge and that they are equipped with the knowledge and background that will enable them to report their financial activities and achievements with the assurance that they are complying with best practice.” 

Training will start on 3rd September and details of the programme of events is found on our website at  http://cfg.org.uk/sorp. We believe this is an essential part of the preparation and learning that people will need to undertake in the run up to the implementation of the SORP.  Many of our corporate supporters have joined us as partners to provide an additional perspective, keep costs down and the training events eminently accessible.

ENDS

Notes for editor:

1. Charity Finance Group’s vision is to inspire the development of a financially confident, dynamic and trustworthy charity sector. CFG works with finance managers to enable them to give the essential leadership on finance strategy and management that their charities need; promoting best practice in charity finance, driving up standards, campaigning for a better operating environment and ensuring every pound given to charity works harder. CFG has more than 2,200 members, and collectively our members are responsible for the management of over £19bn in charitable funds.

2. Ray Jones is a Chartered Accountant and former Head of Accountancy Policy at the Charity Commission. Until he leaves the Charity Commission Ray is its representative on the Charities SORP Committee and also sits as an observer member on the FRC’s Committee on Accounting for Public-benefit Entities (CAPE) and on the ICAEW’s Charities Technical Sub-Committee. Ray was also a member of the APB’s working group that developed Practice Note 11 on the audit of charities and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London.

3. Details of the programme of events is found on our website here. Sessions start from £30.

4. For more information, please contact CFG’s Director of Services and Enterprise tania.cohen@cfg.org.uk on 020 7871 5465 or 0775 439 2125

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