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Accounting and reporting by charities: conference

The Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research, Queen’s Management School, in association with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is set to host a conference on Accounting and reporting by Northern Ireland charities: where are we and where are we going?.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2017, from 9am to 1pm, at Queen’s Management School, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast.

Using recent research findings, and the ongoing monitoring experiences of the Commission, this conference will provide an insight into the impact of recent changes in charity accounting, reporting and regulation with respect to Northern Ireland charities.

In particular it will:

  • focus on the experiences of the Commission from the first round of monitoring (completed very recently)
  • examine the performance and impact reporting requirements of the most recent Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities
  • reflect on major UK-wide changes in relation to fundraising.

Presenters and contributors will include Professor Andrew Hind CB (Cass Business School – former Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales and former Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board); Frances McCandless (Chief Executive, Charity Commission for Northern IrelandI);  Myles McKeown (Head of Compliance and Enquiries, Charity Commission for Northern); and Professors Ciaran Connolly and Noel Hyndman, and Dr Mariann Liguori (Queen’s Management School).

In addition, Chartered Accountants Ireland will provide a short overview of a new book Charity Accounting and Reporting at a Time of Change, published by them and written by the three Queen’s presenters.

Registration will begin at 8.30am. with coffee. A light lunch will be provided at 1pm.
The conference fee is £25 and you can register online at: