Acting for Solicitors: A Guide for Reporting Accountants

Course details

Date
7 March 2013
Time 
12.45pm  -  5.00pm
Full venue address 
Birmingham, Venue TBC
CPD Hours 
3
Delegate Rate 
£175.00 excl. VAT
Event Reference 
ABH070313
Event type 
Seminar

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Course description

This course has been tailored to meet the needs of accountants involved in the audit of firms of solicitors under the SRA Accounts Rules (formerly the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998).

Delegates attending this course will benefit from Richard Lane's expert knowledge and experience of this important topic.

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of staff from accountancy firms who act for solicitors' practices or Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and is appropriate for all levels, from audit staff to partners. It is also suitable for those with an interest in understanding the role of the Reporting Accountant including sole practitioners, partners, members, directors, managers, fee earners, compliance/risk officers, practice managers and finance staff.

Topics to be Covered

The Role of the SRA

  • The new regulatory regime
  • SRA Inspection Visits under Rule 31

The Role of the Reporting Accountant under the SRA Accounts Rules 2011

  • Duty of care
  • Administrative issues
  • Test procedures
  • Completing the Accountant's Report Form

High Risk and Problem Areas

  • Understanding risk in a solicitor's firm
  • Identifying problems

Open Forum

  • Your questions answered

This course has been tailored to meet the needs of accountants involved in the audit of firms of solicitors under the SRA Accounts Rules (formerly the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998).

Concessions

Concessions 
A 15% discount applies when two or more delegates from the same firm attend the same course.