Finance Officers in mission agencies operate in a frequently changing environment with limited resources. Keeping on top of issues such as reporting requirements, taxation changes and new software packages can often be a challenge.
The forum's main focus is on issues relating to finance administration and accounting procedures, including payroll, tax, pensions, and insurance. As well as publishing papers, the forum meets annually (usually in central London). Very often an external expert 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.
Topics covered recently have included new pension legislation, performance reporting, taxation, insurance, SORP2005, outsourcing and money laundering compliance.
The forum is run with the help of Stewardship and the forum is administered by Andy Law (Global Connections).