FD Accelerator - Sharing Knowledge & Insight

Are you a Finance Director? We would be delighted if you would join us for the second in the series of exclusive seminars for Finance Directors.

The events are designed to update the busy Finance Director on topical accounting, business and tax matters. We also provide a forum for you to meet people in similar roles, creating a network to share ideas.

8.00am - 8.30am - Breakfast and networking
8.30am - 9.30am - Presentations
9.30am - 10.00am - Questions and Networking

Richard Rankin, Armstrong Watson

Cyber Insurance
Mark Taylor, Bluefin Insurance

Almost every business relies on computer systems and a failure of these systems can have a catastrophic effect on the bottom line, but this is a class of insurance that you probably do not have.

Company Car Tax
Nigel Holmes, Armstrong Watson

With HMRC increasingly carrying out employer compliance reviews, calculating your car benefit accurately is vital; yet the rules continue to change. Nigel will provide you with some traps to look out for when preparing your form P11d or providing information to your adviser.

This will include recent budget changes on car benefits and a reminder of the strict rules of what is a pool car.

Business Interruption Insurance
Mark Taylor, Bluefin Insurance

Probably the most important part of your insurance programme, but one that is easy to get wrong

Pension Changes
Nathan Glaister, Armstrong Watson

The latest budget  saw some ground breaking changes to pension legislation. The way we can access our pensions funds in the future has become more relaxed and much more flexible, not only this but further changes could be forthcoming. As such, the argument for business owners and their staff to make tax efficient contributions towards retirement planning are more compelling than ever. Here I will give a summary of the changes, how they affect you and your staff.

Testimonials from the last event:

“The FD Accelerator event provided a good opportunity to meet other busy FDs and to be briefed on topical accounting, tax and other relevant issues. The topics were covered with just the correct level of detail and were well presented. I am sure they will be a useful forum in the future to gain an insight into new legislation and developments which affect all organisations regardless of size and industry.”

"The AW FD Accelerator Seminar provided a very useful insight on a range of current and relevant issues that have an impact on our company.  Whilst the presentations were only mere snippets of the specialisms in question, it was clear that the content was carefully selected and tailored to suit the forum, and the delivery from each expert was clear and professional in every instance.  I will certainly attend future events if available, and would gladly recommend the event to others."

"The FD Accelerator event last month was a very good event.  I picked up some useful, relevant tips, whilst having the opportunity to meet other local FD’s.  Being at breakfast, it was well timed so not too much time out of a busy diary and being in Carlisle the only event of it’s kind in North Cumbria that I’m aware of.  Long may they continue and hopefully grow to include more local FD’s."

Date & Time

Date: Tuesday, 8th July 2014
Time: 8am - 10am

Registration details

If you're a Finance Director and would like to register your interest in this event, please email amy.hind@armstrongwatson.co.uk


Carlisle Racecourse
Durdar Road

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To find out more about how we can help you or your business, call us on 0808 144 5575 and speak to a member of our team. Alternatively use our contact form to send us a message or arrange a callback.

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