CLERK TOOLKIT: Precept and Audit preparation

CLERK TOOLKIT: Precept and Audit preparation

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

The Clerk's Toolkit series are now being run in partnership with Worcestershire Association of Local Councils allowing us to double our training offer in this area.

Event date Tue 8 Mar 2022 18:30
Event Ends Tue 8 Mar 2022 21:00
Registered 2
Available places 3
Registration closes Mon 7 Mar 2022 8:00
Notes £20 to WALC Members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Online
Event Categories Clerk's Toolkit

The session will

  • 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

Recommended course fee


WALC are offering further discounts for our Members on the recommended price for this course.

WALC Members will pay

  • £20.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of over £6,000
  • £15.00 to Officers from WALC Member Councils with a budget of £6,000 or less

Non members price on enquiry.


1.5 CPD Points


Terms and Conditions of Registration

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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