Friday, 1 July 2016

TRAINING FOR TREASURERS

ACAT is the national support charity for church treasurers, we support over 12,500 church treasurers from across all denominations.  We would like to invite you to take part in one of our training events being held in your region this summer.
Firstly, we are holding the ACAT Foundation Course at two different venues:
·         Saturday 9th July 2016 at Jubilee House, 8 Westgate, SOUTHWELL NG25 0JH.
·         Saturday 10th September 2016 at Central United Reformed Church, DERBY DE1 1JW
This is an introduction to all the issues a Treasurer might meet. It is aimed primarily at new and inexperienced treasurers, however our feedback has been that even experienced treasurers have found the course very helpful. It includes the following topics:
Role of the Treasurer
Legal and Financial Overview
Budgeting: Principles of Charity accounting
Systems, Records and IT
Employment
Gift Aid and GASDS
Year-end Routines
VAT and LPWGS
The second is the ACAT Workshop 2 on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at Faithstar LLP, 19-23 Clifton Street, SHEFFIELD S9 2DQ which is designed primarily for treasurers who have been in post for a few years. Delegates will take part in sessions on:
Changing Treasurers
Coping with Independent Examination
How to be an Independent Examiner
The cost of each course is £45.00 which includes all materials & a buffet lunch. Delegates can book online at:
http://www.acat.uk.com/southwellfound.html  for the Foundation Course in Southwell
http://www.acat.uk.com/derbyfound.html  for the Foundation Course in Derby
http://www.acat.uk.com/sheffield2307.html  for Workshop 2 in Sheffield
As a charity we are concerned that the treasurers of our churches receive all the support they can, especially those unfamiliar with their role.  Please would you help them by distributing this information on our behalf?
Jayne Jones
Admin Officer
 01246 767787