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Accounting update for charities during Covid-19

May 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm IST

Webinar Information

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect economic and financial markets, with almost every industry confronting the challenges associated with it. For many working in charities and non-profit organisations, they have seen sharp declines in revenue owing to their retail outlets closing and fundraising events being cancelled.

This has the potential to result in an even steeper downturn, which in turn will prolong and exacerbate the challenges of fundraising and charitable operations in the future.

In this webinar Don Bawtree, Senior Adviser at BDO LLP, will discuss what you need to be aware of from an accountants perspective. The webinar will cover:

  • The implications of coronavirus for charities
  • Second Edition SORP information sheets
  • Implications of revised charity commission guidance – in particular, connections with other organisations and incident reporting
  • Relevant developments from other UK charity regulators and the FRC

The webinar will discuss these important areas and examine the steps that charities can take in the current situation. Delegates will also have the opportunity to pose their questions to Don at the end of the webinar.


Don Bawtree
After working in the UK in corporate finance, and in Nairobi on aid assignments, Don has specialised in charities for the last thirty years, leading the BDO charity team. During that this he has acted for many of the largest and best known charities in the UK, covering healthcare, international, animal welfare, arts and Christian organisations. He conducts advisory and governance projects and has acted as a charity interim manager several times, leading to some experience in international terrorism. He was on the FRC committee responsible for issuing UK official guidance on charity audits, is author of Civil Society’s Charity Accounts compliance guide, co-authors Bloomsbury’s Charity Administration. He lectures for CASS business school, ICAEW, ACCA, and the Charity Finance Group (CFG). He is currently a member of two charity audit committees, and a licensed minister in the Church of England.