WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAGING DATES

The first thing accountants should be clear about when approached by an employer is what and when their staging date is. The staging date is the date set in law and is when an employer’s legal duty to implement automatic enrolment comes into force. 

The staging date is based on the number of persons in an employer’s largest PAYE scheme. This number is based on the information held by the regulator from HMRC at 1 April 2012 and not on current staff numbers.

BECOME A GROWTH VOUCHER ADVISER

AIA members are eligible to become Growth Voucher Advisers under the Government's Growth Voucher scheme, have you signed up yet? The programme helps small businesses get strategic business advice and is an ideal opportunity for you to develop your practice and support small business.

Once you have been approved as a Growth Voucher Adviser, there is a range of help and advice to assist you in making the post of your position. You're encouraged to use the Growth Voucher logo and link to your profile on the Enterprise Nation Marketplace.

PREPARATION OF ACCOUNTS FOR CHARITIES SEMINARS

AIA has organised two 'Preparation  of Accounts for Charities' seminars to update members on the latest developments from The Charity Commission. The seminars will cover common issues and problems, transparency and consistency, the Trustee Annual Report and the new regulatory approach.

Jeff Prescott is Senior Accountant with the Charity Commission’s Operational Accountancy Team, in his role he advises on finance and compliance issues, covering all sizes and types of charities. The evening seminars are taking place on 21 October in Manchester and 28 October in London and bookings are currently being taken.

MAY ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR AIA ACHIEVE

AIA is pleased to announce that you can now enrol on our distance learning course, AIA Achieve, for the May 2015 exam session. The course offers a route of study through the AIA's Professional Qualification and also through the AIA's QCF route. AIA Achieve is ideal for students who are studying away from a college or university but would still like the extra support and feedback that will help them to pass their AIA exams. 

 

FREE AMLCC PRODUCT FOR AIA MEMBERS IN PRACTICE

Accountancy firms supervised by AIA under the Money Laundering Regulations must have robust policies and procedures in place, appropriate to the individual firm's needs, to ensure anti-money laundering compliance and AIA is pleased to offer access to AMLCC free of charge to AIA Members in Practice.

The AMLCC product provides firms with the essential tools needed to assess their clients through online reporting and record keeping as well as train their staff, this in turn gives reassurance to the AIA that AIA registered firms are meeting their statutory obligations and incorporating best practice into their work.

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