Finance for Clerks & RFOs

Tuesday 30 October 2018 10am - 3.30pm

£75 +VAT

Recommended for: Officers that have financial matters as part of their role, or that have an interest in finance.

Session overview:

This session is designed to give practitioners a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council's finances, with practical exercises to help you understand. Topics include:

  • legislation and the national Governance and Accountability Guidance
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • setting a budget and precept
  • Financial control
  • Borrowing
  • VAT for local councils
  • Accounting for assets
  • The Annual Return
  • Internal and external audit

Session benefits:

By the end of Local Council Finance you will:

  • Understand the council's and the RFO's duties regarding financial management
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand how a council raises and manages money
  • Know how VAT law applies to your council
  • Understand how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years' experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

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