Who should attend?
All Councillors, both new into the role, or wishing to update and renew their knowledge
Who is your trainer?
Steve Parkinson has been involved in financial training for 22 years and has been delivering finance courses for local councils since 2009. He served as Town Clerk for Alton in Hampshire from 2001 to 2015 and has 30 years of local government finance experience at county, district and town council level.
Steve has also worked for the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC), a national charity and the Audit Commission. A Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians since 1996, Steve is widely recognised for his knowledge of local council finance and VAT.
The Parkinson Partnership LLP delivers quality training for parish, town and community councils in England and Wales, providing training programmes for County Associations of Local Councils, as well as bespoke training for organisations and individuals. The partnership also provide specialist VAT, finance and management advice to local councils and charities.
Is it for you?
This session is designed to give councillors a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council's finances.
Topics include legislation and guidance, roles and responsibilities, precepts and budgeting, financial control, year end accounts, electors rights, the roles of internal and external audit and VAT.