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Preparation & Audit of Charity Accounts - An Introduction (ICAS)

BPP Professional Education
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3 hours
170 GBP excl. VAT
Edinburgh, Glasgow
Next available date: 05/12/2019 - Glasgow
Professional Training

Course description

Preparation & Audit of Charity Accounts - An Introduction (ICAS)

Charity annual reports and accounts are very different from those of companies in the 'for-profit' sector. This seminar will use case studies and real-life examples to provide an insight into the key aspects of a charity’s financial statements and link these back to the principles underpinning charitable status.

Focussing on the latest requirements and best practice it covers the key accounting treatments and disclosures that are unique to charities. It also looks at the frameworks for performing a charity audit or independent examination.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This introductory course is targeted at accountants and auditors with limited prior experience of charity accounts and also charity staff who are new to finance and statutory reporting. An understanding of general accounting principles is assumed.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Appreciate the key features of the regulatory and legal framework applying to Scottish charities, including the requirement for audit and independent examination
  • Understand the format and content of charity accounts under the charity SORP and how these differ from accounts in the ‘for profit’ sector
  • Confidently approach trickier income recognition and fund accounting issues often faced by charities using relevant SORP principles and be able to differentiate the approach required from that used by commercial entities
  • Approach a charity audit or independent examination and deal with some of the more challenging areas

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