Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

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

Thursday 27 May 2021 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Tuesday 8 June 2021 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Thursday 10 June 2021 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Tuesday 15 June 2021 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Tuesday 22 June 2021 10:00-11:30 - fully booked
Thursday 24 June 2021 10:00-11:30
Tuesday 29 June 2021 10:00-11:30
Wednesday 30 June 2021 10:00-11:30
Thursday 8 July 2021 10:00-11:30
Thursday 15 July 2021 10:00-11:30
Wednesday 21 July 2021 10:00-11:30
Thursday 22 July 2021 10:00-11:30


Cost per delegate
£30 Members
£60 Non Members

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.

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Last updated: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 06:58