Keeping up to date with the latest accounting and tax issues can be a struggle. Each year, we invite our clients and contacts to join us for an update on all things technical! This event is designed to help Finance Directors and other senior professionals understand these issues and learn from best practice.
9.00am: Registration, breakfast & networking
9.30am: Anthony Woodings, Partner at HURST and President of ICAEW Manchester to introduce the speakers
9.40am: Presentation from our Corporate Finance team - Increasingly, FD’s are becoming more and more involved in M&A activities. We have also seen a rise in the number of Private Equity transactions so we will be exploring this in more detail and advising of the different options available to businesses.
10.05am: Presentation from our Tax team - With an ever changing environment and new initiatives being introduced on a regular basis, we want to make sure you’re up to date and making the most of the various opportunities available to you.
10.30am: Presentation from Cyber Professional, Sean O'Brien of DVV Solutions - At an IoD event hosted at the beginning of the year, their Chief Economist warned of increased cyber-attacks to business in the year to come. When we reflect on the issues faced by Tesco and Yahoo in recent times and the NHS attack this year, cyber-security has become an ever growing concern for businesses. We’ll be hearing of the preventive measures you can take to protect your business and we will also be giving a brief on the new GDPR and how best to deal with this.
11.15am: Refreshment break
11.30am: Presentation from Peter Herbert of Insight Training - Financial reporting remains a very challenging area for accountants in industry and professional practice, with the now-established FRS 102 rules still causing problems and further major changes also on the horizon. This year’s session will cover the following topics:
| FRS 102 – the topics that cause most concern for auditors and FDs alike
| ‘Light touch’ reporting for small companies – what’s required for a true and fair view?
| Common queries on group accounts
| Five top tips for surviving your annual statutory audit
| Changes in the pipeline – what new standards on leasing and revenue recognition will mean for your company
1.00pm: Buffet lunch & further networking
2.00pm: Event close