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Spotlight on CA Business Courses

28 Mar 08

Events for CAs

Housing Associations Conference
17 April 2008 – Edinburgh

With the Scottish Government’s discussion document Firm Foundations the future of Housing in Scotland, in October, guidance from HM Revenue and Customs on Affordable Home Ownership and Taxation Liability and the continued emphasis on efficiency and reduced spending, there is continual pressure for registered social landlords and their advisors to keep up with change.

This conference will update participants on changes to regulation, legislation, and their structure and impact.

It will also provide a useful aide-memoire on issues arising for accounts preparation for the year to 31 March 2008. Chair: Janet Hamblin BSc CA, Partner, Baker Tilly UK Audit LLP.

Fraud Conference
Are you at Risk? 20 May 2008 – Edinburgh

Organisations are at risk from a host of fraud threats that are growing in number, changing in method and increasing in sophistication.

This conference will highlight some of the most prevalent areas of fraud and examine some of the measures available to combat fraud as a whole.Chairman: Bill Cleghorn MBA CA – Member Kinetic Partners LLP. A Technical Update for Accountants in Business

6 May 2008 – Glasgow
4 May 2008 – Edinburgh
4 June 2008 – Aberdeen
5 June 2008 – Perth
11 June 2008 – London

Topics include: International financial reporting standards, the implications of the credit crunch, corporate tax update, the changing face of HMRC.

Main Sponsor: Hudson.

Support Sponsor: Aon.


Acting for Farmers

21 May 2008 – Inverness
22 May 2008 – Aberdeen
28 May 2008 – Perth
4 June 2008 – Glasgow

This popular half-day course covers the important tax and accounting changes affecting your farming clients, as well as taking a look at some of the new and future business and financial management issues of which you need to be aware.

Chairman: Keith Hopkins
FCA TEP, EQ Chartered Accountants.

For further details on all these conferences, please contact Fiona Mackay:, 0131 347 0213.

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