Local Council Finance for New Clerks – An Introduction Suitable Audience This session is aimed at Clerks and Officers new to their role. This training is delivered both face to face and online. When being delivered online, attendees will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully. Session Overview An introductory session for new clerks and officers in their first few months of the role and is designed to give them an overview of a council’s year, along with a basic understanding of the Responsible Financial Officer’s role. Topics include where to start, what’s the Practitioners Guide and how to use it, roles and responsibilities, budget setting and precept, what is financial control and risk management, The Annual Governance and Accountability Return and who and what does Internal and External Audit do. Session Benefits By the end of ‘Local Council Finance for New Clerks’ you will: • Better understand the council’s duties regarding financial management • Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance • Understand how the council's accounts are prepared • Recognise the importance of internal controls and risk management • Be aware of internal and external audit, how they fit with the completion of the AGAR process. • Recognise the importance of using the County Association and its resources. All current prices for these courses can be found on the Hampshire ALC website. Submission of a booking will amount to your acceptance of the LCPD Training & Events Terms & Conditions. You might also be interested in • Finance: Budgeting for Clerk and Finance Officers • Finance: Internal Controls • Finance: VAT • Finance: Year-End Accounts and Audit Back to Training/Events list Training & Events Directory Page 28 of 41 August 2023

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