Budgeting for Clerks and Finance Staff

This session is aimed at new and existing officers of parish & town councils, who are involved in preparing and monitoring budgets.

This is an interactive course and offers the opportunity to network with other clerks and finance officers from Councils across England and Wales to share best practice and ideas.

Key areas covered in this course include: 

  • Setting a budget and precept
  • Contingencies and reserves
  • How the council tax base affects the budget
  • Inflation
  • Budget monitoring

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand how and when to prepare a budget

  • Know how to approve and issue a precept

  • Be aware of the factors that affect a budget

  • Understand how to manage a budget

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.

When booking onto this course, the details that you provide will be used to book you onto a third party website where you will receive booking confirmation. Your details will only be used for the purposes of sending joining instructions.

Who Should Attend
Clerks and Finance Officers are welcome to attend this course.

£33 +VAT Members
£66 +VAT Non Members

Course tutor

Steve Parkinson

Partner, Parkinson Partnership 

Steve is an AAT Licensed Accountant and is a former Town Clerk 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.  

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