Tuesday, 12 September 2023   6:30pm – 8:10pm

Tuesday, 26 September 2023   10:00am - 11:40am

Thursday, 5 October 2023   10:00am - 11:40am

Tuesday, 10 October 2023   6:30pm – 8:10pm

Tuesday, 17 October 2023   10:00am - 11:40am

Thursday, 2 November 2023   10:00am - 11:40am

Tuesday 7 October 2023   10:00am - 11:40am

Tuesday, 14 November 2023   6:30pm – 8:10pm



This session is for councillors only and is designed to give them a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• The Annual Governance & Accountability Return
• Internal and external audit
• How VAT applies to local councils

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

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years’ experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.


This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.

Your booking confirmation will contain a link to the online event. Please ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the session starts, make sure that your screen name includes your first and last names.