Higher education roundtable series

Our higher education specialists understand the key challenges that institutions are currently facing. 

Throughout the year we will be holding roundtables to discuss these key challenges; providing examples and best practice advice on how you can ensure these issues are managed effectively within your institution. This also poses a fantastic opportunity to network with key sector professionals and others from fellow institutions. 

Presentations will cover:

  • Data analytics - Publications that we all read, talk about the future of technology and the volume of data produced in the past, being far exceeded by the volume generated in the last few years; Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and robotics, and in the audit world, data analytics, will transform utilisation of this data. Data analytics is more than an audit tool, and it is successfully used in, and by organisations to review and appraise their data accuracy, trend their data performance and understand the impact different data sets have on each other. In this session we will share our insights on the learning in data analytics as an enabler.
  • Global growth - Diversification strategies for Universities remain a focal point to support their growth plans in student numbers and international reach. International growth remains underpinned by the requirements of UKVI and compliance therewith and remains a significant risk for Institutions - if found to be non compliant. In this session we will share our insights on what your Institution needs to be looking out for and how best to comply with requirements.
  • Off-payroll working (IR35) changes ahead - HMRC are currently undertaking reviews of the off-payroll rules in the public sector, targeting amongst others Universities. To recap from 6 April 2017, it is for the Institution which uses the worker’s services to determine whether any payment, made either directly to a contractor working through an intermediary such as a personal service company or indirectly through an agency, should be subject to PAYE and National Insurance Contributions (NICs). Does your Institution consider these rules effectively and have robust procedures in place? In this session we will be joined by Caroline Jones, Employment Tax Specialist from British Universities Finance Group (BUFDG) and Susan Ball, Employer Solutions Partner from RSM who will discuss and recommend top tips.

This series is aimed at Directors of Finance, Chairs of Audit, and Legal professionals.

Locations

Liverpool - 2 October 2019
Birmingham - 22 January 2020
London - 28 January
Leeds - 18 March 2020

Timings

09.30 registration and breakfast
10.00 start
11:30 networking over coffee
12:00 close

The roundtables are free of charge to attend; however places are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Event details

Location: Various throughout the UK

October 2019 - March 2020

Liverpool

Start date

9.30am - 02 October 2019

End date

12.00pm - 02 October 2019


RSM, 20 Chapel Street
Liverpool
L3 9AG

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Birmingham

Start date

9.30am - 22 January 2020

End date

12.00pm - 22 January 2020


RSM, Temple Row
Birmingham
B2 5AF

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London

Start date

9.30am - 28 January 2020

End date

12.00pm - 28 January 2020


RSM, 25 Farringdon Street
London
EC4A 4AB

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Leeds

Start date

9.30am - 18 March 2020

End date

12.00pm - 18 March 2020


RSM, 29 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

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