Charity Accountants’ Conference in Nottingham

Winners of ‘Financial Leadership Awards 2015’ will be announced

Sayer Vincent, the leading UK charity accounting and auditing firm, is jointly hosting the 24th annual Charity Accountants’ Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham on 17th to 18th September 2015 with the Directory of Social Change (DSC).

 The five winners of Sayer Vincent’s ‘Financial Leadership Awards 2015’ will also be announced at the gala dinner during the conference on 17th September, and with the closing date for entries fast approaching (31st July) Sayer Vincent urges people to get their award entries in.

Comedian and TV presenter Mark Dolan, who is best known as presenter of C4’s Balls of Steel and The Weekly Show will entertain guests at the gala dinner and present the five award winners with their prizes of £1,000 towards training and development.

The Charity Accountants’ Conference is the UK’s largest residential conference for charity finance professionals and it is designed to develop their knowledge and skills, and update the latest issues affecting their roles including the new SORP as well as taxation issues.

28 sessions in five different subjects are being run, including updates, advanced finance skills, core finance training, management training and made simple sessions. The sessions will be delivered by experts including Anthony Collins solicitors, Adapta Consulting, Paul Ticher, Sayer Vincent and DSC. The management training this year specifically focuses on key topics such as coaching, work/life balance, dealing with difficult people and resilience.

Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of DSC and Kate Sayer, partner at Sayer Vincent will open the conference with a plenary session titled “Independent of the Voluntary Sector” and will look back over the last 24 years in the voluntary sector and reflect on where we are now and what the future may hold.

One of last year’s award winners, Simon Hopkins who is CEO of the UK Charity Turn2us, will host the second day’s plenary session entitled, “Leader or administrator?,” looking at where the finance professional might develop their role.

Kate Sayer, partner at Sayer Vincent comments, “As the largest UK conference for finance charity professionals, it offers an opportunity to listen to some first class speakers talking about the topical issues currently affecting the sector today.

“It’s also the time for us to reward the often unsung heroes working in finance with the announcement of the winners of our 2015 Financial Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate extra effort; where an individual or team has ‘gone the extra mile’ and we have come across some truly inspirational entries.

“This is a great opportunity to recognise teams and individuals who have excelled in their roles in front of their peers and we recommend anyone thinking of entering to do so by the end of this month.”

The conference fee is from £575 for residential and from £500 for non-residential per delegate for the two-day conference.

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To enter Sayer Vincent’s Financial Leadership awards please go to:,804,852#.VZqH5flVhBc