Charity Spring Update

Event Date: 24 April 2018

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 9am-12pm – Ziferblat, 4 St Paul’s Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ.

This is a free seminar for charity executives, trustees and staff, organised by BWM Chartered Accountants

The following line-up of speakers will provide updates and share their expert opinions on some key topical issues:

  • Peter Taaffe, Managing Partner, BWM, and Lesley Malkin, Audit Partner, BWM: Introduction and financial matters update. An introduction to the overarching themes of governance, security and external scrutiny that link all of the talks in this seminar followed by a round-up of the latest messages and best practice guidance on finance matters from the Charity Commission, HMRC and other regulatory bodies with specific regard to the charity sector
  • Troy Johnson, Development Director, Griffiths & Armour: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a month to go! With only one month to go from the date of this seminar to the GDPR coming into force, there are critical actions every organisation will need to take ahead of this deadline. By now trustees and employees should be well on their way to understanding their responsibilities under GDPR, and ensuring that updated processes and procedures are in place
  • Tommy Davies, Business Development Director, IT Answers UK Ltd: Compliant, Secure, Cost Effective – the Benefits of Cloud Computing: Building on the GDPR talk above, Cloud experts IT Answers will further explore the compliance, security and cost benefits of cloud computing. “The Cloud” is a concept that is often touted and heard more and more in terms of IT and can range from Cloud-based accountancy to Cloud-based office software. This talk will demystify the Cloud, explaining in plain terms what it means for charities and the benefits of using the Cloud to handle your traditional IT support for a more cost effective, secure and reliable infrastructure.
  • Jenny Hampson, Partner, Knights Professional Services Ltd: An informative round up of legal developments in the voluntary sector: Charities are rarely out of the spotlight these days and this pragmatic talk will cover some of the topical issues, including the Oxfam scandal – implications for the charity sector and safeguarding; the Law Commission’s report – what the future might hold in terms of charity regulation; and an update on other interesting legal developments and Charity Commission guidance.

Complimentary breakfast rolls and drinks will be provided on arrival with a break for refreshments mid-morning.

Book your place with Anna Cummings on 0151 236 1494 or email

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