AAT Future Finance is now underway and there’s still time to register for the final live sessions.
A record number of members has registered for AAT Future Finance Conference 2021. This exclusive virtual event for members is now underway. But the good news is the many of the best sessions are yet to come!
Master 2021 challenges and seize new opportunities
The world of accountancy and finance is changing – and the effects of Covid-19 have accelerated that change.
While 2020 may have been a very difficult year for many people, the challenges it presented have also made us think about new opportunities and possibilities and new ways of working.
AAT Future Finance Online is free and exclusively for AAT members. The online conference on 8 to 11 June 2021 gives you free access to over 17 inspiring sessions over three and a half days. You’ll see presentations from industry leading experts, the opportunity for live Q&As and an exciting mixture of live and on-demand content.
Mastering confidence and decision-making
As part of AAT Future Finance 2021, two established finance professionals take you through the practical steps to become a more confident decision maker. (AAT members)
You can register below to gain fresh inspiration and actionable insights you can apply directly to your work and life.
What can I expect from the AAT Future Finance 2021 Conference?
The conference is spread of three and a half days of practical learning, success stories and industry trends, and blends online presentations, interactive sessions, and on-demand content that you can watch now or at a later date.
Once you have registered, you can either watch your sessions live or gain access to all the recordings to watch when and where you want. As the three and a half day conference is online, you can build your own programme depending on what you are most interested in, or feel that you need to know more about. You can also re-watch sessions as they will all be recorded.
Day one: Tuesday 8 June 2021
Start the day, and the conference with expert insight from Xero on the new possibilities and opportunities for finance professionals in 2021.
Then find out the latest findings from the Charity Commission and amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102), as well as updates on the directions for independent examinations for those working in the charity and not-for-profit sector. This session will also include a practical refresher on all key areas of charity accounting.
A lunchtime session will look at how client expectations are evolving the accounting industry. Head of Practice Enablement at FreeAgent, Kevin Lord, will discuss what the small business boom means for your practice and how the shift in client expectations may renew your passion for supporting small businesses.
Find out how to give your career a boost with step-by-step advice on how you can refresh your perspective and break out of your comfort zone to get the career you want and deserve. Listen to expert predictions on how accountancy practice will evolve over the next decade.
Day two: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Day two begins with a focus on UK GAAP. With a focus on private entities (micro, small and non-small), this session will provide a full update on UK GAAP (FRS 102 and FRS 105). This session is a deep dive into some of the areas causing difficulties for accountants, using worked examples including financial instruments, going concern, tax and fixed assets.
Whether you run your own practice or work in a practice or industry, ensure you’re up to date with the latest developments in financial reporting.
If you want to get up to date with new software developments and learn how automation can improve client relationships the next session will explain how to choose the right accounting software for your business.
After lunch there is an accountant’s guide to payroll in 2021. Catch up on all the latest payroll developments and gain expert insight to overcome this year’s payroll challenges and stay compliant with changing legislation.
The day concludes with an expert panel debate on future trends impacting the public sector.
AAT Future Finance 2021 – available on-demand
Gain fresh inspiration and actionable insights from top industry experts. Register now to watch over 17 sessions for those working in industry, practice, and the public sector.
Day three: Thursday 10 June 2021
Business sustainability has become particularly important and topic this year, and the day begins with an examination of why finance teams are critical to sustainable business.
A must-attend for all finance professionals, especially those operating or advising at the strategic level, this session will not only help you develop an understanding of reporting standards and business improvement via sustainability, it will also provide tips on the practical steps needed to implement change for your business and clients.
The next session explains the intricacies of financial planning and what it means, including common misconceptions of financial planning and practical takeaways to use in your personal and professional life.
After lunch hear detailed insights on how the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) works in practice and, using practical case studies, deliver a full review of the tax responsibilities and roles of both the contractor and subcontractor.
The day concludes with an expert panel debate on the anatomy of a modern finance professional, what tools are needed to stay competitive and what opportunities exist to progress from number cruncher to empowered decision-making influencer.
Day four: Friday 11 June 2021
Back by popular demand, join leading tax specialist Michael Steed for his renowned tax clinic. During this session, you’ll get expert advice on the latest taxation issues and insightful solutions to common tax problems, giving you the confidence to effectively advise your clients.
What’s the future for accountants in the tech revolution? That is the question being asked in the next session. The future of the accountancy profession is being revolutionised by advances in digital technology. This session explains how and why digital technology is impacting the accountancy profession. It uses the latest institute research to demonstrate how the skills being demanded from accountants are changing, and the implications for those of us working in the profession.
Essential for every accountant who plans to be working in the profession in ten years’ time, this session provides a crucial first step in identifying how to future-proof your career.
The four-day conference closes with a discussion on Mastering confidence and decision making in finance. Find out how to become a more confident decision maker. Discover where the industry is now, and how it will be moving forward in the future.
Technical top-up: payroll in 2021
Make sure your payroll knowledge is up to scratch after a tumultuous year. This AAT Future Finance 2021 session will guide you through the issues – and it is available free to members.
We never stop learning when it comes to accounting and finance, and this conference is an opportunity to brush up on new skills, hear about new trends in the market and listen to inspirational speakers.
Join us to learn how new technology is changing the way accountants and finance professionals work – and what it means for your career.
With sessions delivered by top industry experts, you’ll learn from the best on multiple topics – all from the comfort of your home.
AAT Future Finance Online is free and exclusively for AAT members. Register now to gain fresh inspiration and actionable insights you can apply directly to your work and life.
Marianne Curphey is an award-winning financial writer and columnist, and author of the book How Money Works. She worked as City Editor at The Guardian, deputy editor of Guardian online, and has worked for The Times, Telegraph and BBC.