Who is it for?
This forum is aimed at organisations whose annual turnover exceeds £250,000pa. It is a joint forum with the Global Mission Network (GMN) of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
What is the focus?
The forums main focus is on issues relating to finance administration and accounting procedures, including payroll, tax, pensions, and insurance. Very often an outside speaker is invited to address the group on a relevant issue. There is ample opportunity for networking and the sharing of problems and ideas during each meeting.
What issues have we covered recently?
SORP2005, outsourcing, money laundering compliance, pension contributions and new pension legislation, performance reporting. The forum also recently conducted a survey jointly with Christian Vocations on levels of salary and benefits for UK staff. Please contact the Global Connections Office if you would like to see the results.
When do we meet?
The forum meets twice a year, usually in June and November. Most meetings start mid-morning and finish mid-afternoon to help those needing to travel. A buffet lunch is available during the meeting.
Who is the planning team?
The forum chair is Marian Rudall of BMS World Mission and the forum is administered by Evan Winter of Global Connections.