– September to December 2023 –

Finance professionals wanting to keep on top of the latest issues in charity finance are encouraged to sign-up for the next series webinars from Sayer Vincent starting in September.

The programme starts with tan Introduction to SORP on 8th September; Restricted funds on 15th September; Gift aid made simple on 22nd September and Trustee responsibilities on 13th October.

These will be followed by sessions on Reserve Policies; Financial governance and Preparing for your audit.

There is also a Tax update session on 1st December providing insight and clarity on key tax related changes and developments for the charity sector.

These informative and interactive online sessions give attendees practical advice and knowledge to use in their roles. They include a slide presentation from an expert speaker, an interactive questions and answer session and handouts will also be shared after the presentation.  For those that can’t attend the live event each webinar is available on demand.

With the cost-of-living crisis showing no signs of abating and reports that the fundraising income from the top 25 charity events fell by over £5m last year[i], these sessions will support charity finance leaders through the coming months.

Jonathan Orchard, Partner at Sayer Vincent said, “Charities of all sizes are finding it tough right now, and with the cost of living likely to be impacting people’s pockets for the foreseeable future many will continue seeing a reduction in fundraising income.  At the same time, charities see their own costs rising and greater demand and pressure on services. We can’t influence the economic environment; however, we can give charity professionals tools and advice to navigate the challenges ahead and to manage their finances and processes more efficiently. Our extensive range of free resources can boost the finance team’s learning and are an extremely valuable tool.

“Our free webinar series gives clients and non-clients access to more than 50 hours of expert knowledge, tips, and guidance through the year. We encourage finance people to be proactive and sign up, especially those who are in the early years of their financial charity career and who could benefit from our 40 years of experience.”

Feedback from one attendee at a recent webinar said: “Excellent presentation. Thank you all at Sayer Vincent for doing these and for giving practical advice to the charity sector at a time when it is under such pressure.”

Each webinar usually lasts for one hour and take place between 9.30m and 10.30am. To see the full list of webinars and sign-up visit: www.sayervincent.co.uk/events.

[i] https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/fundraising-income-from-top-25-charity-events-fell-by-over-5m-last-year.html#sthash.qzCO3NWk.dpuf