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VO Workshop in Finance: Preparing for Your Annual Audit

octobre 18, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you get a sinking feeling in your stomach every time audit season comes along? It doesn’t have to be that way!

An audit is an essential part of running any enterprise, from the smallest endeavour off a kitchen table, to the largest corporations. Audits help your donors continue donating, and all stakeholders continue supporting your organization, confident that their money and efforts are being shepherded properly.

 With the right preparation, an audit can be a validation of the great work you are already doing. Come to this workshop to learn how to make that happen.

Who should attend: Everyone who has a hand in the bookkeeping of the organization, which could include the Bookkeeper, Office Coordinator, or Executive Director.

Where: Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road

Cost: $75 members, $125 non-members

About your Instructors:
Paula Coons, Director of Operations for Volunteer Ottawa, has been shepherding our resources for eleven years and has had a smooth audit every year. She has 15 years’ experience in bookkeeping and Financial Management in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Kelly Patchell is an audit manager at Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP. Kelly has over 6 years of professional experience, and specializes in assurance and accounting services.  Kelly’s experience includes the planning, preparation, and execution of audits and review engagements for clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit and charitable organizations, owner-managed entities, unions, and trust funds. Before joining Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP, Kelly spent many years as a bookkeeper preparing yearend packages on the client side. 


If paying by cheque, please make payable to Volunteer Ottawa and mail in prior to the workshop date to secure your spot. In the note section please write the date, your name and your organization. E.g., September 26 workshop - John Doe from Volunteer Ottawa.

Please contact our Education Manager, at 613-736-5266 ex 114, education@volunteerottawa.ca  for more information.


Cancellation Policy 
Receipt of registration will be confirmed by e-mail or best alternative. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within five (5) business days prior to an event. If cancellation is received with more than five (5) business days before the event, a $5.00 administration fee will apply. Registered participants who fail to attend an event will be invoiced for the full fee, due 30 days from the date of the invoice. Registration can be transferred to another member of your organization, if you are unable to attend.