Finance for Councillors

Finance for Councillors

This session is for councillors only and is designed to give them a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council’s finances. This session is for councillors who work during the day. 

This session is being run by The Parkinson Partnership LLP.  There will be Members in attendance from other Associations. WALC personnel may not be present.

Event date Wed 19 Jan 2022 10:00
Event Ends Wed 19 Jan 2022 11:30
Registered 0
Available places 5
Registration closes Wed 19 Jan 2022 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Steve Parkinson
Location Online
Event Categories Finance Training

Topics include:


  • Roles and responsibilities
  • setting a budget and precept
  • Financial control
  • The Annual Governance & Accountability Return
  • Internal and external audit
  • How VAT applies to local councils

By the end of the session you will:


  • Understand the council's duties regarding financial management
  • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
  • Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
  • Recognise the importance of internal controls
  • Understand how VAT law applies to your council


1 CPD Point

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


£30 to Member Councils

Non members £60.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
  • Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four

Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email and we will amend any relevant invoices.


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

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.