Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
Northants CALC, PO Box 7936
Brackley NN13 9BY

Tel: 01327 831482

Finance for Councillors

Session overview:

This session is designed to give councillors 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
  • How VAT applies to local councils
  • The Annual Return
  • Internal and external audit

Session benefits:

By the end of Local Council Finance you will:

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

Who should attend
All councillors would benefit from this course

Course Tutor
Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP

Steve is a former Town Clerk and an accountant with 30 years' experience in public and voluntary sector finance. He now specialises in delivering training and advice on VAT and finance matters for the local council sector.

Date & Time

Wednesday 2 December 13:30-15:00 - fully booked
Tuesday 8 December 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Tuesday 15 December 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Thursday 14 January 2021 10:00-11:30- fully booked
Tuesday 2 February 2021 18:30-20:00
Thursday 24 February 2021 10:00-11:30
Thursday 18 March 2021 18:30-20:00


Cost per delegate
£30 Members
£60 Non Members

How to book
Please email with your preferred date

Please note: the course is open to all county associations and will therefore have clerks and councillors not from Northamptonshire in attendance. We hope that this will allow for this course to be delivered more often and throughout the year.

Cancellation policy