CLERK TOOLKIT 7: Budget Review - Precept and Audit preparation

CLERK TOOLKIT 7: Budget Review - Precept and Audit preparation

This session will focus on budgets, internal controls, risks and audits.

Open only to Member Clerks and Council Officers.

Each session is stand alone and can be taken in any order.

Event date Tue 10 Jan 2023 18:30
Event Ends Tue 10 Jan 2023 21:00
Registered 0
Available places 8
Registration closes Tue 10 Jan 2023 8:00
Notes £25 to Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Clerk Training

The session will cover

  • Review preparation of budgets and appreciate the relationship with the precept calculation. Identify precept procedure and calculate its impact on council taxpayers.

  • Review of Annual Governance Statement and the accounting statements required for the annual audit. Put into context with relevant Transparency Code.

  • Identify the council’s internal controls and how they cross reference the 3 governing documents – SO’s, FR’s and C of C.

  • Identify the risks facing the council; review the council’s Risk Management Policy and prepare to carry out risk management & assessment procedures.

  • Review appointment of independent internal auditor and the work they are expected to do.


For those intending to complete the CiLCA qualification

LO's: 16, 20, 24, 29


2 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £50.00


Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

Gill Lungley

Clerk and WALC Tutor

Gill has been involved with local councils since the early 1990’s first as a parish councillor and then as the clerk to a variety of parish councils across Worcestershire, where she currently works part-time. Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and has achieved the Cert HE in Local Policy Studies (the forerunner to today’s CiLCA qualification) from Cheltenham and Gloucester College. Ongoing CPD has seen her gain the CiLCA 2012 additional requirement so that her councils are able to adopt the General Power of Competence, where eligible. Having worked alongside various trainers for WorcestershireCALC Gill added to her qualifications with PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) to support her in the delivery of her informative training sessions.

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils

Worcestershire Association of Local Councils

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