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Reserves Policy Training

4 February 2021

Learn how to develop a reserves policy for your charity

We know how important it is for charity leaders and finance professionals to keep up-to-date with regulations and best practices, particularly during challenging times. We are therefore delighted to announce that this training course will be taking place online.   

This half-day online course has been designed to help charity finance professionals develop a reserves policy that meets the requirements of the Charity Commission and SORP but which is also focussed on financial risk and forms an integral part of the charity’s financial strategy.

This course is now sold out. See below for the next available dates.
2 March 2021 - Find out more
23 March 2021 - Find out more

Speakers

  • Jonathan Orchard

    Partner , Sayer Vincent LLP

    Jonathan is a partner at Sayer Vincent, specialist advisors to the charity and not-for-profit sector. He combines a board portfolio of audit clients with a particular specialism on the international development sector. Prior to returning to Sayer Vincent in 2013 he worked with many of the leading international NGOs providing internal audit and risk management support. He advises charities on the benefits of improved risk management, internal controls and the value that can be added by internal audit. He has been a trustee for the last 10 years – currently with INTRAC where he is treasurer and chair the finance and audit committee.

Programme

9:00
Introduction
Why reserves are needed
Charity Commission expectations/definitions
What to disclose
Relationship between reserves and working capital
 
9:20
Developing a compliant reserves policy
Interactive case study and feedback
 
10:00
BREAK
10:20
 
Common approaches to reserves policies
A critical appraisal of how many charities approach reserves policies (with real life examples)
 
10:50
An alternative risk focussed approach
Understanding financial risk
Which risks can reserves be expected to manage and which not
 
11:20
 
BREAK
11:40
How to develop a smart reserves policy
Interactive case study and feedback
 
12:20
Conclusions
How to use your reserves policy
12:35
End

Prices

(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £119

Standard charity rate - £159

Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300

Non-charity delegate- £400

For group bookings email [email protected] 

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Only one complimentary transfer can be issued, no refund will be issued for a cancelled transfer.  Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210).