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SRA Accounts Rules Training

Legal Finance Professionals provide the following SRA Accounts Rules Training courses.

  • SRA Accounts Rules for Solicitors: A Practical Guide to Compliance
  • Acting for Solicitors - A Guide for Reporting Accountants
  • NEW: SRA Accounts Rules 2018 - An Introduction to the New Rules

Acting for Solicitors - A Guide for Reporting Accountants (Live Webinar)

3 CPD Hours

“The course was very well presented and informative. This was the best presented course I have been on in a while and questions were well answered. Thank you.” S.S. Audit & Accounts Manager, South East

This course has been tailored to meet the specific needs of accountants involved in the ‘audit’ of firms of solicitors under the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and focuses on the role of the accountant and the expectations of the Solicitors Regulation Authority when completing an Accountant's Report.

Delegates attending this course will benefit from Richard Lane's expert knowledge and experience of this important topic.

This course will cover the following topics -

The Role of the SRA

  • The new regulatory regime
  • SRA Inspection Visits under Rule 31

The Role of the Reporting Accountant under the SRA Accounts Rules 2011

  • Duty of care
  • Administrative issues
  • Test procedures
  • Completing the Accountant's Report Form & Checklist

High Risk and Problem Areas

  • Understanding risk in a solicitor's firm
  • Identifying problems

Open Forum

  • Your questions answered

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of staff from accountancy firms who act for solicitors' practices or Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and is appropriate for all levels from audit staff to partners. It is also suitable for those with an interest in understanding the role of the Reporting Accountant including sole practitioners, partners, members, directors, managers, fee earners, compliance/risk officers, practice managers and finance staff.

NEW: SRA Accounts Rules 2018: An Introduction to the New Rules (Live Webinar)

1 CPD Hours

The draft version of the SRA Accounts Rules 2018, published by the SRA in June 2017, have been reduced to seven pages in length and consists of just twelve rules. Inevitably, such a major revamp of the SRA Accounts Rules means that much has changed but at the same time the broader underlying principles remain, by and large, intact. With the new SRA Accounts Rules 2018 expected to come into force before the end of the year, subject matter expert, Richard Lane, will be looking at the impact of the new rules upon those solicitors' firms and Alternative Business Structures (ABS) who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

NEW: A Practical Guide to the New SRA Accounts Rules [2019]

3 CPD Hours

This course focuses on the the new SRA Accounts Rules [2019] which are expected to come into force in April 2019.
Whilst the new SRA Accounts Rules have been significantly reduced in their length, careful consideration of the impact of the new rules is required to ensure that a firm's accounting procedures and systems are revised to remain compliant with the new rules. In some very important areas, if firms do not change their current approach they will be in breach of the new SRA Accounts Rules when they take effect.

Delegates attending this course will benefit from Richard Lane's expert knowledge and experience of the SRA Accounts Rules with clear and practical guidance being provided to ensure that your firm is compliant with the new SRA Accounts Rules when they are launched.

The course content is as follows -

Introduction

  • Background to the new SRA Accounts Rules

Responsibility for Compliance

  • The responsibilities of the COFA, principals & staff

Correcting Mistakes

  • What to do when breaches occur

The New SRA Accounts Rules v SRA Account Rules 2011

  • What remains the same
  • What has changed

The New SRA Accounts Rules Explained

  • The key provisions
  • Pitfalls to be avoided
  • SRA additional guidance

Open Forum

  • A chance to ask questions and seek advice on specific issues

This course is designed to meet the needs of Compliance Officers for Finance and Administration (COFA's), sole practitioners, partners, members, directors, managers, fee earners, compliance/risk officers, practice managers and finance staff working within a solicitors practice or Alternative Business Structure (ABS).


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