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VO Workshop in Finance: Preparing for Your Annual Audit
Tue, 12 September 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Do you get a sinking feeling in your stomach every time audit season comes along? It doesn’t have to be that way!
An audit is an essential part of running any enterprise, from the smallest endeavour off a kitchen table, to the largest corporations. Audits help your donors continue donating, and all stakeholders continue supporting your organization, confident that their money and efforts are being shepherded properly.
With the right preparation, an audit can be a validation of the great work you are already doing. Come to this workshop to learn how to make that happen.
Who should attend: Everyone who has a hand in the bookkeeping of the organization, which could include the Bookkeeper, Office Coordinator, or Executive Director.
About your Instructors:
Paula Coons, Director of Operations for Volunteer Ottawa, has been shepherding our resources for eleven years and has had a smooth audit every year. She has 15 years’ experience in bookkeeping and Financial Management in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.
Kelly Patchell is an audit manager at Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP. Kelly has over 6 years of professional experience, and specializes in assurance and accounting services. Kelly’s experience includes the planning, preparation, and execution of audits and review engagements for clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit and charitable organizations, owner-managed entities, unions, and trust funds. Before joining Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP, Kelly spent many years as a bookkeeper preparing yearend packages on the client side.
For the direct link to the Volunteer Ottawa event page visit: http://www.volunteerottawa.ca/cgi/page.cgi/_evtcal.html?evt=96