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Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire
SG4 8RD

Tel: 07956 590094

Who should attend?

Clerks, Responsible Financial Officers and Councillors of small and medium sized councils who have responsibility for financial administration and preparation of year end accounts and the Annual Return.

The workshop aims to give practical help to support both practitioners and elected members.

Who is presenting?

HAPTC, winner of the NALC "Outstanding Project of The Year" Award 2015 for the Clerk's Leadership Programme.

This course is written and delivered by Carina Helmn – County Officer and Lead Trainer, HAPTC, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kimpton Parish Council.

Carina has worked within the sector since 1993 and as Clerk to Kimpton Parish Council was awarded AON/NALC Clerk of the Year in 2004 in recognition of her commitment to the community. As County Officer she oversees the provision of legal and procedural advice to member councils and represents the parish and town councils on strategic partnerships. She is the Lead Officer for the County Training Partnership and was awarded the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) with Distinction.

Is it for you?

This workshop will be based on Governance and Accountability for Local Councils and will cover the following topics:

Completion and submission of the Annual Return and supporting documents

How to avoid a qualified audit

Preparation of year end financial statements

Year end payroll requirements

When to display Audit Notices

What are the Council Responsibilities?

What are the RFO Responsibilities?

Financial Policies and Risk Management

Asset Register

Reserves

Internal Controls and Internal Auditor

VAT reclaim

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