Technical Update Conference London

Thursday 27 February 2020

20 Old Bailey
London EC4M 7BF

This event is fully booked.

This comprehensive full day conference brings you all the essential technical developments in charity finance that impact your organisation. Our expert speakers will share updates on all the big issues in the sector, from fraud and cyber crime to HR and legal updates to the latest on governance.

The day will provide you with all the important regulatory updates you need to know in one concise day, with the opportunity to discuss them with your peers in the sector.

Key topics include:

  • Regulation update
  • Fraud and cyber crime
  • VAT and tax
  • Governance
  • HR and legal update
  • Accounting and reporting

 Who should come to this event?

 This event is particularly useful for finance directors, finance managers, CEOs and trustees.

Early bird discount is available for a limited time only, so don’t miss out.


Discounts for members

This event is open to CFG members and non-members.

CFG events, training and members’ meetings can count towards your continuous professional development (CPD). Contact your association for further information, or email

CFG members receive access to early bird and member rate discount. Not a CFG member? You could receive savings on bookings like this by joining CFG. Find out more about becoming a member and how to join our community


James Sinclair-Taylor, Partner, Russell-Cooke

Paul Seath, Partner, Employment Department, Bates Wells

Jim Gee, Partner and National Head of Forensic Services, Crowe UK

Sudhir Singh, Partner, MHA Macintyre Hudson

Sam Coutinho, Sam Coutinho Consulting Ltd

Omadevi Jani, Grant Thornton

Stephen Dean, Grant Thornton


Registration and refreshments


Regulation update

This opening session will give a round-up of the latest regulation that charities need to be aware of and how they might impact the sector.

James Sinclair-Taylor, Partner, Russell-Cooke


Accounting and reporting

This session will give the latest updates relating to the Charities SORP and FRS102, and look at the Charity Commission’s treatment of charity accounts and what they expect to see.

Omadevi Jani & Stephen Dean, Grant Thornton


Refreshment break


HR & legal update

This session will bring you up to date with the changes in the legislative framework for charities as well as the latest developments in employment law and any emerging issues.

Paul Seath, Partner, Employment Department, Bates Wells


Fraud and cyber crime

Jim Gee will discuss Crowe’s latest research publication on the cost of fraud, looking at the new challenges organisations face and how they can be mitigated, followed on by a look into fraud and cyber crime on the Dark Web and what charities need to be aware of.

Jim Gee, Partner and National Head of Forensic Services, Crowe UK   




VAT & tax

Offering all the latest updates in VAT and tax, this session will give you all you need to know for your organisation. It will explore the latest in VAT cases, Gift Aid and what to expect in the coming year.

Sudhir Singh, Partner, MHA Macintyre Hudson


Governance update

The Governance update will summarise new and updated guidance from the Charity Commission in the last 12 months, provide a framework on how boards should be assessing their own board effectiveness, discuss the challenges and learning from creating diversity in boards and challenge how effective risk management really is in charities.

Sam Coutinho, Sam Coutinho Consulting Ltd



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