Conference / Pre-accounts planning 2024

09:30, 21 February 2024 – 15:00, 22 February 2024, GMT Online

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About this event

This conference provides those responsible for financial reporting the opportunity to start to plan for the financial year-end. This year, the conference will run online over two days.

The programme will explore changes to accounting and reporting requirements and to raise any issues/questions with NHS England and DHSC colleagues.

Delegates will be given opportunities to interact via a series of question and answer sessions and focused workshops.

Ticket prices

Group discount: Organisations registering three or more places are eligible for a group booking discount. This 30% discount will automatically be applied to all registrations above the first two. 

Early booker prices available until the 17 NovemberEarly booker
HFMA Hub partner (NHS)£183.00 + VAT
Non-HFMA Hub Partner rate (NHS)£229.00 + VAT
Standard prices from the 18 NovemberStandard
HFMA Hub partner (NHS)£193.00 + VAT
Non-HFMA Hub Partner rate (NHS)£241.00 + VAT


Feb 21

    Chair’s opening remarks

    Andy Ray  / HFMA tutor

    As in previous years, this session will provide a strategic overview on behalf of the department of health and social care. Vaness and Tim will explore the importance of producing good quality accounts, how these feed into the national picture, including their effect on new funding streams and the autumn statement.

    They will also provide feedback on the group accounts, pulling out themes at this level as well as discussing the key challenges ahead for year 24/25, including what to expect in terms of consolidation schedules.

    Vanessa Singleton  / Vice Chair/Treasurer
    Tim Andrews   / director of finance (revenue) , Department of Health and Social Care

    This session will provide an update on financial reporting standards and public sector reporting
    standards that will affect NHS bodies in 2023/24 and future years. The session will also cover
    changes to auditing standards and regulation that may affect the audit of NHS bodies.

    Ben Sheriff   / associate partner , Deloitte LLP
    A. Getting started with NHS financial statements

    Synopsis TBC.

    Martin Linton   / assistant director of financial services , Whittington Health NHS Trust
    B. IFRS 17 – a beginner’s guide

    This session is designed to offer step by step guidance around what to expect in implementing IFRS 17.

    Steven will begin by introducing the concepts underpinning Insurance contracts, and how they might arise within your contractual agreements, what accounting to consider and what impact it could have on your budgets.

    Attending this workshop will ensure that you are on the front foot in planning, included will also be examples from the private sector who have adopted this from 23/24.

    Steven Wareing   / section head - accounting policy and guidance , Department of Health and Social Care
    Debbie Paterson  / HFMA senior technical manager

    Speaker(s) and synopsis TBC.

    Chair’s reflections and close.

    Andy Ray  / HFMA tutor
Feb 22

    Chair’s opening remarks

    Andy Ray  / HFMA tutor

    Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have been introducing RPA as a way of saving time and cutting costs. They started by turning their attention to invoicing as an initial proof of concept and now have bots processing 10,000 invoices per month.

    Enlisting the support of a third party as well as students keen to test their coding skills, they were able to build bots to do some of these more labour-intensive tasks, saving approximately 450 hours of administration time.

    18 months on and the trust is seeing many tangible results, with RPA now also being adopted and embedded by the workforce team as well as clinical services in the community, being used to identify patient need and saving on wasted clinical visits.

    Edd will join delegates today to outline their journey so far, how they were able to engage and educate staff as well as exploring what the future holds for their finance team as they look to incorporate and utilise an AI model to forecast.

    Edd Berry   / programme finance director , Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    A. Session title TBC

    Speaker(s) and synopsis TBC.

    B. Working well with auditors

    Speaker(s) and synopsis TBC.

    A. Providers

    Synopsis TBC.

    Ian Ratcliffe   / deputy director of sector accounting and consolidation , NHS England
    Eleanor Shirtliff   / head of provider financial accounting , NHS England
    Steve Hubbard   / deputy director of financial reporting , NHS England
    B. Commissioners

    Synopsis TBC.

    Rachel Owen   / senior finance manager , NHS England

Refund policy

  • 80% up to two weeks before the first day of the event
  • 50% refund between two weeks and two days before the first day of the event
  • No refund where cancellation is received with less than two days’ notice
  • Tickets can be substituted up until the day prior to the event start, to allow a colleague to attend in place of the original registrant.
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Supporting documents
PAP 2024 draft programme.pdf