Budgeting and Financial Control

Recommended for:

Officers and councillors that want to get to grips with preparing and managing a budget.

Session overview:

This session is aimed at those involved in preparing, approving and monitoring budgets, as well as those involved in the day to day financial management of a council.   Topics include:

  • setting a budget and precept
  • using spreadsheets
  • Inflation
  • Contingencies and reserves
  • how the council tax base affects the budget
  • budget monitoring
  • Financial management
  • Internal control

Session benefits:

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
  • Be aware of the need for 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 21st of October 2020 @ 02:00:00 PM


Online via Zoom

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £35.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £70.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 14th of October 2020, or until all places have been filled

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