Institute of Financial Accountants

A budget review, business coaching, guidance on applying for research and development tax credits and a fair sprinkling of networking will all be on offer at the inaugural meeting of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) Scottish branch meeting this month. Professionals involved in accountancy, finance and tax in Scotland as well as IFA and Federation of Tax Advisers (FTA) members are welcome to attend the event, to be held at the Craiglockhart Campus of Napier Edinburgh University, on Wednesday 9th of April.

Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini
Justine Riccomini, who chairs the IFA’s Scottish branch, said that the organisation was “held in great esteem in the profession and at this inaugural branch meeting we will addressing some of the most pressing issues currently faced by accountants and tax advisers.”

The inaugural branch meeting, which is scheduled to run from 4.00pm to 8.00pm, will feature a range of high profile speakers discussing the Budget, business coaching advice from How2 Business Coaching and guidance from leading specialists Jumpstart on applying for and securing R&D tax credits from HMRC.

“It promises to be an exceptionally useful session and I am urging as many as possible of the IFA and FTA’s hundreds of members in Scotland to attend”, said Mrs Riccomini.

The IFA, “the voice of the SME”, is the internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body, whose members work for SMEs, or who run or work in small and medium-sized accounting practices (SMPs) that advise SMEs. It supports more than 10000 members and students in more than 80 countries with a programme of professional qualifications and education, as well as resources, events, training and seminars.