2007 - Making a Difference

Tuesday, 22 May 2007, 08:30


Media Sponsor:

Charity Times 2007

The 2007 CFDG Conference explores the potential of the Finance function to make a difference to each and every Charity. In particular we will be looking at how the Finance Director can take a lead in the strategic direction of their organisation and at areas, new and existing, where they can improve the performance of their Charities. This year we have increased the coverage of the conference by adding a fifth stream.

The first program stream looks at those areas in which the Finance Director can contribute to enhance the strategic delivery of the Charity – Strategy, Resource Allocation, Performance Measurement and Reward, whilst the second stream looks at the Finance Division itself and how it might be led and structured to make a difference.

The third stream looks at a number of issues that directly increase efficiency and improve margins whilst the fourth stream looks at some new areas you may wish to consider.  The final stream provides updates in some core areas – financial reporting, VAT, the Charities Act and audit.

The conference is open to CFDG members and other charity practitioners and experts.  It is a forum for all in the sector to learn from charity case studies, and leading experts and to engage in discussion with each other about how finance can really make a difference.  

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The Reception


Delegates attending the conference are invited to a reception immediately following the end of the programme. The reception provides the ideal opportunity to network with speakers and delegates at the end of the day.

The Exhibition

There will be an exhibition alongside the conference programme. Exhibitors working in a range of service areas will be available for delegates to meet, ask questions and share information.

The informal setting is an excellent opportunity to find products and service suppliers who can assist in tackling your charities' problems and who can help to make the management of your charity more efficient.

The conference timetable allows delegates plenty of opportunity to browse the exhibition and network during breaks.

The following companies are exhibiting at the 16th CFDG Annual Charity Finance Conference:

BDO Stoy Hayward - www.bdo.co.uk
Buzzacott - www.buzzacott.co.uk
Chantrey Vellacott DFK - www.cvdfk.com
Deloitte - www.deloitte.com
Grant Thornton UK LLP - www.gtuk.com 
Hays Accountancy & Finance - www.hays.com/accountancy/
haysmacintyre - www.haysmacintyre.com
Horwath Clark Whitehill LLP - www.horwathcw.com
HW Chartered Accountants - www.hwca.com
Kingston Smith - www.kingstonsmith.co.uk
PKF (UK) LLP - www.pkf.co.uk
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP - www.pwcglobal.com
Saffery Champness - www.saffery.com
Sayer Vincent - www.sayervincent.co.uk
Wilkins Kennedy - www.wilkinskennedy.com 

Anglo Irish Bank - www.angloirishbank.co.uk
Bank of Scotland - www.bankofscotland.co.uk
Barclays Bank PLC - www.barclayscorporate.com
Lloyds TSB - www.lloydstsb.co.uk
Unity Trust Bank - www.unity.co.uk

Investment Managers
Aberdeen Asset Management - www.aberdeen-asset.com
BlackRock - www.blackrock.com
Rensburg Sheppards - www.rensburgsheppards.co.uk
Sarasin Chiswell - www.sarasin.co.uk
Schroders - www.schroders.com

IT Suppliers
Agresso - www.agresso.com
IB Solutions Ltd - www.ib-s.co.uk
Intelligent Solutions Ltd - www.intelligent-solutions-ltd.co.uk
Lake Financial Systems - www.lake.co.uk
PSFinancials - www.psfinancials.com
Sapphire Systems - www.sapphiresystems.co.uk
Touchstone - www.touchstone.co.uk

FSS Financials

The Pensions Trust - www.thepensionstrust.org.uk

Consultancy and other financial services
Action Planning - www.actionplanning.co.uk
Charities Aid Foundation - www.cafonline.org
Custom House - www.customhouse.com
Giles Insurance Brokers - www.thebroker.co.uk
ICAEW - www.icaew.com


Presentations are available to download at the bottom of the programme. 5hrs CPD

Annual Conference 2007

pdf icon Presentations PDF:

Plenary Keith Hickey & Article

1A Martin Kyndt

1B Nick Kavanagh

1C Joe Saxton

1D Adele Blakeborough

1E Don Bawtree

2A Kevin Geeson

2B Rohan Hewavisenti

2C John Tizard

2D Henry Stewart

2E Russell Moore

Plenary Adrian Poffley

3A Kate Sayer

3B Helen Verney

3C John Graham

3D Pesh Framjee - no presentation available

3E Anne-Marie Piper

4A Nigel Saxby-Soffe

4B Charles Nall

4C Lynne Robb & Belinda Turner

4D David Carrington

4E Sally Kirby

Plenary Richard Weaver

Venue Details


Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

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Bookings & Prices


Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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