This half day (morning) course is recommended for:

Officers (and councillors) who want to understand how to prepare their council’s Annual Governance & Accountability Return and comply with the requirements of the audit process.

Session overview:

This session introduces the Annual Return and the stages of the audit process, enabling you to complete all the relevant steps correctly.  Topics include:

  • Closing the accounts
  • Debtors and creditors
  • Assets and borrowing
  • Internal audit
  • Reviewing internal control
  • The Annual Return
  • Electors rights
  • Publication requirements

Session benefits:

By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to identify the steps needed as part of the audit process
  • Understand how to close the council’s accounts
  • Understand how to complete the Annual Return
  • Be able to correctly allow the exercise of electors’ rights
  • Recognise the need to review internal controls

Session leader:  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.

Event Details

Event Date & Time

Wednesday 5th of February 2020 @ 09:30:00 AM


Blenheim Room, Begbroke Science Park, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxford OX5 1PF

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £50.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £100.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 29th of January 2020, or until all places have been filled

Booking Form

Bookings are no longer being taken for this event online.

Please call us on 0774 6943076 to find out if any places are available.