The Essential COFA Update

Event Details

Course Code: S3975
Speaker: Jo Morris
Specialisations: Management, Support Staff,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 6 September, 2017
Time: 13:30 - 16:45

Members Price: £105
Non Members Price: £150

Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

The world of compliance is ever changing and many of the changes affect the finance departments and the role of the COFA.  With changes to the Money Laundering Regulations and an update of the SRA Accounts Rules on the cards are you ready for the changes. Many of the cybercrime scams are directed at the finance departments. How are we handling these scams?

Are you the nominated COFA or deputy COFA?  How is it going so far?  Have you got everything in place and running smoothly?  Do you still need some assistance getting everything on course? Will you be taking on more responsibility with these changes?
If so, this course is for you.This course will cover many areas including:
þ Who is the COFA
þ What do they do and why does the firm need this compliance officer
þ The roles and responsibilities of the COFA
þ What policies, procedures and checklists must the COFA have in place
þ Another job for the finance department or the COFA – file reviews!
þ The collating of information for the reporting of breaches by the finance team
þ Self reporting and the reporting of material breaches to the SRA
þ Whistleblowing
þ Training of all staff in relation to their role assisting the COFA
þ An update of the SRA Accounts Rules
þ An update from the SRA Risk Outlook 2016/17
þ An update of cybercrime affecting the finance departments
þ An overview of the changes of legislation in the next year

Joanna Morris has over thirty years’ experience of working in solicitors practices from being a legal cashier to a practice manager.  Joanna is a consultant having previously worked in a top 40 law firm as a Risk and Regulatory Compliance Training Manager.  She has also worked as the Finance Compliance Manager for the first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in Wales.  She is a Diploma member of the Institute for Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).  Joanna is a qualified NVQ assessor and holds a Certificate in Education for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Jo was highly commended in June 2011 by the Legal Education and Training Group (LETG) in the category Best Programme for Lawyers for Solicitors Accounts Rules training for Hill Dickinson LLP.  She was also shortlisted in the category of Compliance Trainer of the Year for the Women in Compliance Awards 2014.

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