CIPFA Local Government Accounting Conference

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Event summary

Latest developments in local authority financial reporting

The CIPFA Local Government Accounting Conferences are the key events to attend to find out the very latest developments on what are important and substantial changes to local government finance, particularly local government financial reporting.


15 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 17:00


KPMG Leeds
1 Sovereign Square
Sovereign Street
West Yorkshire
[See map]

Standard price

£295.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£235.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The essential material provided at this conference will be especially relevant in a period of uncertainty and resource constraint in order to understand the important accounting changes facing local authorities. It will help delegates to understand the impact of the accounting changes and to discuss the crucial steps necessary to implement them.

Benefits of attending:

Attendees will be able to:

  • hear the very latest on the fundamental changes to the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting for 2018/19 and how to prepare for them
  • understand the new policy and legislative changes that will impact on finance and financial reporting
  • consider the important changes to the Prudential and Treasury Management Codes following the recent consultation and the impact that they might have on local authority budgets
  • explore how financial reporting will change in the medium term, including the impact of the new leasing standard and what practical issues you will be faced with
  • consider the latest changes to the 2017/18 Code and other financial reporting ‘hot topics’ and what this will mean for the 2017/18 financial statements
  • discover what key issues arose from the audits of the 2016/17 financial statements and what lessons this will provide for the 2017/18 financial statements.

Who should attend?

All finance professionals working in local government and those who supply services to the sector.

The venue

KPMG is kindly hosting the Local Government Accounting Conference in its modern office in Leeds, one of the UK’s largest financial and business centres. One of its largest offices outside of London, the venue on Sovereign Street is only two minutes from Leeds station. 

CPD hours



  • Accounting
  • / Accounts closedown
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting

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Speaker - Lynn Pamment, Risk Management Partner, PwC

Lynn Pamment

Lynn is the risk management partner for PwC's national government and public sector practice. She sits on a number of professional committees including the FRC Committee on Accounting for Public Benefit Entities and chairs the CIPFA/LASAAC Committee responsible for the UK local authorities accounting code. Lynn is also a non-executive board member of RCT Homes.

Speaker - Alison Scott, CIPFA Assistant Director, Policy and Technical

Alison Scott

Alison joined CIPFA in November 2006 as a technical manager after nearly 16 years working as a practitioner. She held a number of positions public finance ranging from graduate trainee to chief finance officer. During this time she has worked on a wide variety of projects including major reorganisations, outsourcing projects and PFI schemes.

Speaker - Greg McIntosh, Director, KPMG

Greg McIntosh

Greg joined KPMG in 2001 after 20 years at the Audit Commission. He has been a director for fourteen years and specialises in the delivery of specialist technical support to the firm’s public sector practice on financial accounting and financial reporting issues as part of the firm’s department for professional practice. In February 2012 he became a member of the CIPFA/LASAAC Board and he has spoken many times at conferences and events on public sector accounting.

Speaker - David Ellis

David Ellis

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30-year career in local government, spending several years as chief accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts.

Speaker - Neil Gibson, Ernst & Young

Neil Gibson

Neil has over 40 years’ experience in the public sector. Starting work at Liverpool City Council in the mid-1970s he gained the accounting technician qualification and then was a CIPFA finalist prize winner. Neil joined the newly created Audit Commission in 1984. During his time at the Audit Commission he gained an MBA from Durham University, as well as extensive practical audit and accounting experience across the public sector with five years as national technical lead for local government and community safety. Neil initiated and ran the highly-successful Audit Commission Accounts Update workshops. In 2012, on transfer to EY, Neil became part of the Financial Accounting Advisory Service and a core member of the GPS Technical Network establishing EY response to accounting changes. Neil is a member of the CIPFA/HAMFIG/external auditors working group on Highways Network Asset. Neil established and ran the highly valued EY Public Sector Accounting Workshops.