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Finance for Councillors

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:30

Course now FULL - for future dates, please contact our Training Officer.

1.30pm - sessions are 90 mins delivered from a virtual classroom and there will be exercises and discussions.
£30 + VAT

Recommended for: All councillors

Session overview: This session gives councillors a greater understanding of their duties regarding the council's finances. Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• Year end and accounts
• Internal and external audit

Session leader: 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.

Introduction to VAT

Tue, 15 Dec 2020 13:30

1.30pm - sessions are 90 mins delivered from a virtual classroom and there will be exercises and discussions.
£30 + VAT

Recommended for: Clerks and Finance Officers, essential for any council contemplating building projects.

Session overview: This session explains how VAT affects local councils, with exercises to help develop your understanding. Topics include:
• What law and guidance applies to councils
• business and non-business activities
• understanding whether sales are taxable or exempt from VAT
• when a council must register for VAT
• when VAT can be reclaimed
• Partial exemption

Session leader: 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.

CiLCA Training - Session Four

CiLCA Training - Session Four

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:30

9.30am-12.30pm

This is the essential qualification for Clerks and bookings are open for our September course. This is currently delivered via Zoom for our ongoing March course and students are loving it! So our September course will be via Zoom too. This also allows us to continue to keep the cost affordable.

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course. This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

Feedback from a Clerk on our October 2019 course, that finished in March: "I really have enjoyed the course - a great mix of seminar and teaching - would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering it."

Remember, Norfolk ALC is the only recognised CiLCA Training provider in the county and we are endorsed by NALC and SLCC.

10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 17 December, 11 February 2021 and 11 March 2021

Documents:
CiLCA Session Plan (PDF, 169 Kb)