Being a Treasurer: The Basics – Session 1: Charity Law, Finance Processes and Bookkeeping

Wed 12 May 2021

10am - 12noon Virtual - fully booked

£20pp

This course is relevant for new and experienced treasurers alike - and has been freshly updated for delivery online.

With a very practical approach, “The Basics” equips today’s treasurer with the knowledge needed to carry out their multifaceted role. Subjects covered include:

  • Treasurer as Trustee: Churches as Charities; Responsibilities of Trustees
  • Treasurer as Bookkeeper: Managing Finance Operations; Keeping Accounting Records; Fund Accounting

Please note: this is the first session in a series of three which now enable delegates to attend ACAT's Basics course virtually. ACAT strongly advises delegates to book sessions 1, 2 and 3 to ensure that they're appraised of the entire course.

Course information

Please note: This is the first of three sessions that form ACAT’s new online “Basics” course.

The training will be provided by Zoom.  If you don’t have an existing Zoom account, you will be prompted to download the free software once you’ve clicked on the link that we’ll provide you with.

After paying for your place, a member of the ACAT team will be in touch with full joining details.

Course Leaders

Malcolm Edge

Malcolm Edge

Malcolm has worked for churches and charities (paid and voluntary) since his 20s and became an accounting technician (FMAAT) to consolidate his working knowledge.

He currently works for the Baptist Missionary Society specialising in payroll and pensions, as well as being a governor of a primary school academy, focusing on the finances.

He previously worked for two Anglican dioceses in their finance departments.

He is treasurer of a small Baptist congregation, whilst keeping abreast of other churches issues through involvement with the local Churches Together plus an invaluable “Church Times” subscription!

He is married with two grown up daughters.

Robert Scott-Biggs

Robert Scott-Biggs

Robert is a founder member of ACAT, one of our former trustees as well as being a member of our training team. He is a strong believer in the importance of the role of treasurers and their place in supporting the ministry of the Church. He also firmly believes that ordained ministers should have a good understanding of the financial issues with which the Church is required to engage.
A Chartered Company Secretary with an M.A. in Theology from Durham University, Robert's 40 year career has spanned the banking, construction and higher education sectors, including consultancy specialising in change-management and the implementation of risk management strategies
In his spare time, Robert enjoys watching National League football, walking in the countryside and he's also a fan of traditional gospel blues music.