Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Internal Controls

Session leaders:

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.

Tim Light, Lightatouch
Tim has 29 years experience of internal audit with Hampshire County Council. A past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians, he has undertaken internal audits at parish councils for the last ten years and delivers training on related topics.

Course overview:

This session give councillors and clerks an understanding of the need for internal controls and how they work, with practical examples and case studies.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• Financial risks
• Purpose of internal controls
• Case studies
• Examples of controls
• Review of internal controls

By the end of the session you will:
• Understand the council's and RFO's duties regarding internal control
• Be aware of the purpose of internal controls
• Be able to identify examples of internal controls
• Know when to review internal controls

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)


Thursday 9th December 2021, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Thursday 13th January 2022, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Wednesday 9th February 2022, 10.00am - 11.30am (FULLY BOOKED)

Last updated: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 13:03