Monahans free breakfast seminar will help charities manage risks

By Anita Jaynes on 26 October, 2015

Chartered accountants Monahans are offering charity managers and trustees the opportunity to build in resilience and mitigate risk at a free extended breakfast event in Chippenham.

Monahans, which has a specialist accountancy team dedicated to supporting and advising charities, not-for-profits and academy schools, has lined up a range of speakers for the event, including several of their own experts, and Jocelyn Ridley of JMR Consultants, specialists in trustee recruitment.

Among the topics discussed will be the lessons learned from Kids Company, how to restructure human resources when circumstances change, common problem areas when dealing with VAT and tips on how to recruit effective trustees.

Delegates will also have the chance to hear the latest news roundup for charities, keeping up to date with any new legislation or regulation that is emerging.

Monahans partner and speaker Linda Boss, who was one of the first accountants in the UK to gain the Diploma in Charity Accounting, and has personal experience of being a trustee of a charity, says staff and trustees of charities face some complex issues, and this seminar will dispel some myths and give delegates practical advice on how to reduce risk and perform their legal duties in full.

“Our speakers will help charity staff and trustees navigate their way through some of the more challenging areas of running a charity, and point out  the risk areas and what they can do to reduce or eliminate those risks,” said Linda Boss.

“Forewarned is forearmed, and we think this is probably one of the most rewarding ways senior staff and trustees can spend a few hours, in terms of bringing resilience to their organisation and protecting themselves personally.”

The seminar is being held at Chippenham Golf Club on Wednesday November 4.

Breakfast rolls and tea and coffee will be served from 8.30am, and the seminar itself will start at 9am and finish at 11am.

To book a place, register online at or call Lizzie Thomas on 01225 785520 or email: