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  • CFG comments

    The Queen’s Speech, and the implications for charities

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 10.05.2022

    Dr Clare Mills shares her reaction to the Queen's Speech and is left wondering if a ground-shifting moment in history will be matched by any ground-shifting policies.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Technical update: Financial Reporting Disclosure Checklist for Charities

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 20.04.2022
    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Annual Conference 2021: Meet our Sponsors

    Topics: People and culture / IT, technology and digital / Banking and financial services / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 22.07.2021

    CFG is delighted to announce four sponsors for this year's CFG Annual Conference - Leading the Way: Effective, Inclusive, Resilient. We welcome HSBC Private Banking as the event's headline sponsor, Sarasin & Partners, ORACLE NetSuite and SmartSimple.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Rainy days and reserves

    Topics: Crisis management / Accounting and reporting / Risk
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 11.05.2021

    Caron Bradshaw OBE shares her thoughts on the issues around charity reserves in light of the Covid pandemic and recent investigations by the Charity Commission.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How to share your story through your annual report

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Heather McLoughlin
    On: 26.01.2021

    Find out how complying with the fundraising reporting requirements in Section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 can be a great way of telling your fundraising story. Heather McLoughlin, Policy Development Officer at Fundraising Regulator, explains more...

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Top ten tips for how to handle the year end in a pandemic

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 06.04.2020

    Joanna Pittman, Partner at CFG corporate member Sayer Vincent gives her top ten tips for how to handle the year end in a pandemic.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • What’s new for audit and accountancy?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 08.01.2020

    Ahead of her session at the CFG Midlands Conference 2020, Partner at Sayer Vincent, Fleur Holden, provides an update into what’s new in the world of charity audit and accounting.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Why The Times is (mostly) wrong about charity reserves

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 13.11.2019

    By David Ainsworth, Sector Specialist, Charity Finance Group

    Last week, The Times newspaper launched an attack on military charities for holding too much money in reserve. It claimed that the £275m held by the ten largest military charities was excessive, and accused them of "hoarding" cash.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Are charity reserves policies really clear enough?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 13.11.2019

    By David Ainsworth, Sector Specialist, Charity Finance Group

    Last week, The Times newspaper launched an attack on military charities for holding too much money in reserve. It claimed that the £275m held by the ten largest military charities was excessive, and accused them of "hoarding" cash.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Should you be asking for your auditor’s QAD score?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 21.08.2019

    By David Ainsworth

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Why we’re launching an international accounting standard for charities?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 21.08.2019

    Last month, overseas finance body Humentum announced a project to develop an international accounting standard for not-for-profit organisations. Here, Tim Boyes-Watson of Humentum outlines what the project will mean in practice.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • What the recent SCOTUS judge controversy can teach us about the Charities’ SORP

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Charity finance policy / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 15.01.2019

    It's hard to get excited about the current review of the charities' SORP says Caron Bradshaw, but it's imperative we engage with the consultation. Like the recent controversial appointment of the US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the implications for the future are significant.

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    • Have your say - consultation deadline, 4 February
    Time to read: 3 minutes
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