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Are you ready for the challenges ahead?

The not-for-profit sector must deal with many challenges and constant changes. Saward Dawson are proud to present our annual not-for-profit seminar. You cannot afford to miss this one.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

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This seminar will provide you with an overview of a number of challenges that lie ahead:
bulletBe informed about the progress made by the ACNC - the key regulator of the charity sector.
bulletBe aware of significant changes for the recognition of revenue and leases in other changes approved by the Australian Accounting Standard Board.
bulletBe inspired by the achievements of Dan Flynn and the team at Thankyou.
bulletBe ready for change – An expert panel from Saward Dawson will discuss a number of risk areas and actions that can mitigate these risks.

Session outlines

ACNC - An update from the regulator
bulletMurray Baird from the ACNC will bring an update covering the most recent ACNC Australian charities report, progress with cutting red tape and an overview of the Charity compliance report including focus areas for 2017 - 2019.

AASB - New accounting standards that need your attention now
bulletClark Anstis, Acting Assistant Director for the Australian Accounting Standards Board will provide an overview of the changes and the need for change. Australia adopts International Financial Reporting Standard equivalents for Australian private and public sector entities. The standards apply to not-for-profit entities with turnover as little as $250,000. There are a number of new accounting standards that cover revenue, leases and financial instruments that will have a significant impact on many not-for-profit organisations.

Thankyou – An exciting future
bulletDaniel Flynn, co-founder and CEO of Thankyou will provide an overview of the group’s achievements to date and their exciting future. Be inspired, encouraged and challenged to learn from this team of young entrepreneurs who decided to change the future.

Panel session - Governance, Compliance and Efficiency
A panel session of Saward Dawson experts on topical issues for not-for-profit organisations in relation to sustaining their current activities as well as getting ready for the future. We will allow plenty of opportunity for questions from the floor.

Additional information

Venue: Whitehorse Centre  397 Whitehorse Rd  Nunawading   View on map

Date and time: Tuesday 23 May 2017    1.00pm for a 1.30pm start    Will conclude by 5.00pm

Cost: Free of charge. Please consider inviting a colleague. Afternoon tea will be available.

Parking: Ample parking at the Whitehorse Centre is available but may depend on other events in the precinct.

To book for this seminar

Online bookings: Book online

Call our office: 9894 2500 and ask for Jacki or Georgia

Registrations close Friday 19 May 2017






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