Money Laundering Mayhem

During the Autumn we’ve been delivering a number of Anti Money Laundering (AML) refresher and update sessions. Here are some of the key themes arising:

  1. Regulators are on the offensive

Supervisory bodies like ICAEW and ACCA are now regulated by an overall supervisory body called the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (‘OPBAS’). A recent

2019-12-04T10:57:38+00:00December 4th, 2019|

Charitable Incorporated Organisations – Questions Answered

Charitable Incorporated Organisations – Questions Answered

 Charity update courses that we’ve been running this Autumn have prompted lots of questions about Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). Here are the some of the more interesting ones.

What is a CIO?

A charity structure which gives trustees limited liability but which, unlike the charitable company structure, is a ‘one stop shop’,

2019-11-04T13:19:41+00:00October 29th, 2019|


As the new academic year begins, so does the Academy school audit season. Delegates have been brimming with excitement during recent Insight Training courses! Here are five things that you must remember to do over the next few months to ensure that your audit files are compliant:

  1. Challenge pension numbers

 Because Local Government Pension Scheme

2019-09-11T12:05:03+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Important changes in pension accounting

Spring 2019 has seen a flurry of guidance about pension accounting. The changes are ‘niche’ and will not affect all organisations but will be impactful where they do apply. Here is a summary of the important issues arising:

More changes to FRS 102?

Revisions to FRS 102 published in May 2019 affect organisations that have multi-employer defined

2019-06-10T10:39:05+00:00May 28th, 2019|

Gift aid payments in charitable groups

Gift aid payments in charitable groups

Accounting for gift aid payments in charitable groups truly is the gift that keeps on giving (!) and is a topic that we’ve covered in previous blogs, notably in September 2018.

Here’s a quick reminder of the basics, which were established last year:

  • When subsidiary profits are gift-aided to a parent
2021-11-30T17:57:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|

Professional Scepticism – Easier Said than Done?!

A number of the auditing ‘scandals’ that have hit the press in recent months (in particular those concerning Carillion and BHS) have reopened the debate on whether auditors exhibit real professional scepticism.

Although auditing standards require it, it is not particularly well defined and therefore a tough nut to crack. On recent Insight Training courses, we

2019-01-28T15:10:25+00:00January 28th, 2019|

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