Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Finance for Councillors

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.

Course overview:

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

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.


£40 per delegate (member rate)

£115 per delegate (non-member rate)


Wednesday 19th January 2022, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Tuesday 24th May 2022, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Tuesday 5th July 2022, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Last updated: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:21