Even if you are making a surplus, your charity won’t survive if you don’t have cash when you need it! Come to the Cranfield Trust’s half-day free Masterclass and find out how to create a rolling cash flow forecast, and use it to keep your management and Board focused on the all-important cash balance that means the difference between surviving and thriving.
Venue: The Masterclass will take place at the Bristol office of investment advisers, Brewin Dolphin, at The Paragon, 32 Counterslip, Bristol BS1 6BX
Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Cost: Free to Charities (this event is exclusively for voluntary sector organisations)
Target participants: Charity CEOs, managers and Board members
The class will be presented by Cranfield Trust's South West Project Manager Marie Langan has over 29 years of accounting and auditing experience in a variety of management roles in Big Four and Top 20 firms in the UK and US.
Why cash flow and forecasting? In the current economic climate, financial planning, budgeting and forecasting are hot topics every charity needs to get on top of to build resilience and ensure sustainability. If your funders and Board don’t already ask you to provide a cash flow forecast, they soon will be. This Masterclass will be interactive and you will get the opportunity to ask questions and work through examples to help you understand how to manage money and understand the impact of good money management on your charity’s accounts. You will also get the opportunity to meet your peers from charities across Bristol and the surrounding area, and you will receive helpful advice and tips on resources available to you when you get back to your desk.
Who will benefit? The Masterclass is aimed at non-finance professionals in finance roles at charities, who are responsible for aspects of financial management but do not necessarily have a finance or accounting background. Charity Trustees are also welcome, to increase their knowledge and level of confidence with financial reports, especially around funding, costs and forward planning.
What you will learn:
The following topics will be covered:
- Cash flow forecasts
- Full cost recovery
- Management accounts
- Financial controls
- Financial reporting
How do I book? Spaces are limited to two per organisation and can be booked via Eventbrite. please note that you will need to book each space individually.
Tea and coffee will be served at this masterclass.
If you have any access requirements, please let us know at [email protected]
Who are The Cranfield Trust? The Cranfield Trust is a leading provider of pro bono management support for the voluntary sector. The Trust is a national charity and for nearly 30 years we have been adding value to the lives of people and communities by providing free business skills to small to medium sized charities. Our remit for consultancy projects is to support organisations addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion, but we also provide a free online HR service to any charity in England and Wales via HRNet. In addition, we provide CEO mentoring, away day facilitation and a series of masterclasses on topics including finance, governance and tendering. Every year our network of over 1,000 highly skilled volunteer management consultants share their knowledge and experience with charities, by providing independent advice and support on everything from business planning to charity governance, financial management, HR and marketing. To find out more about our free services for charities visit www.cranfieldtrust.org or call us on 01794 830338.
About the presenter
Cranfield Trust South West Project Manager Marie Langan has over 29 years of accounting and auditing experience in a variety of management roles in Big Four and Top 20 firms in the UK and US. Marie has specialised in outsourced accounting and tax services, project management and contracting, but also includes business development, risk management and corporate governance among her responsibilities, making her an all-rounder and well placed to appreciate the business support needed by small and large organisations, whether profit making or not. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW"), has audited charities in the UK and US and has acted as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair on the Board of Trustees of a Law Centre.