Year-end Accounts & Audit

Year-end Accounts & Audit

For officers who want to understand how to prepare their council’s Annual Governance & Accountability Return and comply with the requirements of the audit process.

This session introduces the Annual Return and the stages of the audit process, enabling you to complete all the relevant steps correctly.

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 Thu 10 Feb 2022 10:00
Event Ends Thu 10 Feb 2022 11:30
Registered 0
Available places 3
Registration closes Wed 9 Feb 2022 10:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Steve Parkinson
Location Online
Event Categories Finance Training

Registration is now closed

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Topics include:

  • Closing the accounts
  • Debtors and creditors
  • Assets and borrowing
  • Internal audit
  • Reviewing internal control
  • The Annual Return
  • Electors rights
  • Publication requirements

By the end of this session you will:

  • Be able to identify the steps needed as part of the audit process
  • Understand how to close the council’s accounts
  • Understand how to complete the Annual Return
  • Be able to correctly allow the exercise of electors’ rights
  • Recognise the need to review internal controls

This is an interactive session

you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.


1 CPD Points

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


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £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



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.