This practical introductory workshop is a must-attend for board directors, management committee members and members involved in overseeing their co-op, helping them to get to grips with the essentials of their co-op’s finances.
It is also aimed at practitioners involved in providing technical advice and support to societies, particularly those that are raising funds through community shares. The day long workshop aims to demystify accountancy, helping society members or their supporters to fully understand the rudiments of society finance.
*** This session is fully booked. If you would like to be added onto our waiting list please contact [email protected]
"Incredibly informative, with complex ideas and information made easy to understand. 10/10." Plan B Housing
This workshop will cover
- Basic Accounting Concepts and Terms
- Specifics of Accounting for Community Share Finance
- Accounting for Loans, Grants and VAT.
The training is open to
- Community businesses
- Co-operatives UK members
"Andy was a great trainer, clear and honest." Alex Allsworth, Catalyst Collective
This workshop is provided free of charge, however a non-attendance fee of £25 will be charged if you do not cancel your place by 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018 by emailing [email protected]
You are welcome to participate in both events or alternatively just join us for either session. Please note if you wish to come to the Advanced Accountancy Training on 13 March in Manchester, it is important that you already understand the material which is covered in the Essential Accountancy Training.
About the trainer
Andrew Woodcock from Co-op Culture and Acorn Co-op Support will be running this session. An open and talented trainer, with excellent communication skills and knowledge of participatory techniques, Andy has lived and worked in co-ops for the last 20 years. He co-operatively manages a £750,000 co-op loan fund that has never made a bad loan in over 25 years as well as a co-operative investment fund of just under £1million. He has helped various co-ops raise over £5m of capital as well as being treasurer to many co-ops. He also prepares co-ops accounts. He co-produced the Introduction to Financial Literacy workshop which has now trained over 500 people in better understanding their co-op's accounts.
We are grateful to the support from the Community Shares Practitioner Network (CSPN) and the funding provided by the independent charitable trust, Power to Change.