Money matters

Helen Warrell's round-up of what's happening in the finance world.

- Sayer Vincent is holding an accounting update in London on 29 January. The seminar promises a snapshot of the current status of Sorp and a session on how to maintain good practice. It will also cover the key points on accounting and audit issues in the Charities Act 2006 and the Companies Act 2006. The seminar is free to Sayer Vincent clients, £75 plus VAT to others.

- John Elkington, the founder of SustainAbility, and Pamela Hartigan, managing director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, have written a book on the role of social enterprise in world markets. The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World is due to be published on 5 February.

- The Charities and Associations Exhibition (Chase) will be held this year on 26 and 27 February in London's Business Design Centre. The event includes 10 finance seminars including advice on ethical investing from Eiris, and an investment outlook from CCLA, the investment management group. All sessions are free, but the deadline for registration is 22 February.

- The Charity Finance Directors' Group will hold its annual IT conference on 13 March. The event, which is being held at London's Royal College of Surgeons of England, will cover technical infrastructure and management information systems, as well as outsourcing, risk and ownership cost. Speakers will also use individual charity case studies to analyse IT strategy.

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