External Auditor training webinar

External Auditor training webinar

As you are aware, PKF Littlejohn LLP has been appointed by SAAA as external auditor to all the smaller authorities in your county areas for 2017/18 onwards.We would like to introduce ourselves and our approach to the limited assurance reviews and also to provide some training on the forthcoming changes under the new regime.

In order to reach as wide an audience as possible, we are running an interactive webinar on Tuesday 23rd January at 11am – 12.30pm, which will be available for you to beam to an audience or for your members to dial in to themselves at that time. This webinar will be recorded and made available to you all afterwards as well.

We plan to spend an hour presenting PowerPoint slides that will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to the PKF Littlejohn team
  • Overview of our approach to the limited assurance reviews
  • Common issues that arose during 2016/17
  • The new Annual Governance and Accountability Returns and Exemption Certificates
  • Other aspects of the 2017/18 approach to our reviews

After the presentation, there will be a half hour slot for an interactive question and answer session. Further questions can be emailed to us for a later response.

We have been able to visit some county areas in person during the winter with a few more still to come, and those who have already attended any of our sessions will have seen many of these slides before. Obviously as time goes on the uncertainty around next year’s arrangements decreases. So this session will fill in some of the gaps in earlier training sessions, e.g. in regard to the new forms and to our intermediate testing approach for 2017/18. Thus previous attendees are very welcome to join in as well if they wish.

Please respond to the email address below if you wish to receive an invitation to the webinar, including the weblink details for the day. This invitation will then be sent out to you in the New Year.

Kind regards


Rebecca Plane FCPFA
Senior Audit Manager
PKF Littlejohn LLP
T +44 (0) 20 7516 2200

Please note this event is not being run by WALC and is not specifically directed at local councils

Event date Tue 23 Jan 2018 11:00
Notes Interactive webinar
Event Categories External Events, Specialist Council Training