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Financial Fraud - A Potential Risk For Charities
Wednesday 29 Sep 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
FINANCIAL FRAUD – A POTENTIAL RISK FOR ALL CHARITIES with Michelle Walshe (Ire), Director at Charity Compliance Consulting
As a trustee do you have sufficient oversight over the financial activities of your organisation? Are the appropriate structures in place to ensure proper financial governance?
This webinar will outline the practical steps the trustees/directors and senior management should take to strengthen the controls over their charity’s finances. It will clearly outline the information the board should review on a regular basis with helpful templates provided. It will give guidance on how to ensure there is segregation of duties, the lack of which can lead to misappropriation of funds. It will also cover the key controls that each charity should have in place, a checklist will be provided to the audience. How to build a budget to reflect the organisation’s strategic plan will be explored and again a template will be shared.
This webinar will give you the tools to assess your own charity’s financial controls and structures.
As part of Charities Trustees Week 2021 this event is free of charge.
Michelle Walshe - Founder and Director, Charity Compliance Consulting
Michelle has vast experience as, a business leader, a treasurer in the charity sector, an auditor, and a non-executive director. She has worked on the ground in the NGO sector. She strongly believes in Diversity and Inclusion and leads the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce for the food industry on a voluntary basis. She is a qualified chartered accountant and trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked for over 8 years in Ireland, UK, and the US. For a period of nearly two years, she moved into the charity sector and worked for GOAL in Africa. On her return, she continued her voluntary work and currently serves on 3 charities' boards as Treasurer. Michelle also ran one of the family businesses for 9 years and following the successful sale of the family group has founded Walshe Management Consultants and Charity Compliance Consulting. The latter was set up to help charities navigate the complex compliance environment they currently face.