Finance & Transparency Training Courses October 2018 Papworth Everard North Hall

2nd October (Wednesday) Papworth Everard North Hall

Transparency & Audit ((3 hrs 2pm—5 pm) Cost £40

This session introduces the concepts of transparency and the publication of information, showing how it links to and overlaps audit requirements. Topics include:

  • Transparency for councils under £25,000
  • Audit exemption for councils under £25,000
  • Transparency for larger councils
  • Publication schemes
  • The audit process
  • The public’s rights
  • The Annual Return

Session benefits: By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand how to comply with transparency requirements
  • Be aware of the benefits of publishing information
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand what your council should publish
  • Be aware of the stages of the audit process
Transparency & Audit

Finance for Councillors (2 hrs - evening 7—9 pm) Cost £35

Recommended for: All councillors

  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand how VAT law applies to your council
  • Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls 
Session benefits: By the end of Local Council Finance you will:
  • Understand the council's duties regarding financial management
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Understand how VAT law applies to your council
  • Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and auditedRecognise the importance of internal controls

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Finance for Councillors

3rd October (Wednesday) Papworth Everard North Hall

Finance for Clerks and RFOs (full day 10am until 3 or 4pm) Cost £75

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
Finance for Clerks and RFOs