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.

Early Bird Rate Extended


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


15 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5GL
[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 this 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 UK headquarters in the heart of London's financial district. The modern office in Canary Wharf is a short ride on the Jubilee Line from central London.

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 - Laura Deery, Technical Manager - Local Government & Finance Reporting, CIPFA

Laura is CIPFA’s technical manager for local government and finance reporting, with key responsibilities for the Service Reporting Code of Practice (SeRCOP) and the Local Authority Accounting Code of Practice Guidance Notes for Practitioners, and has authored a number of CIPFA publications covering all aspects of local authority accounting. Before joining CIPFA in September 2009 Laura worked as an associate, creating and developing the Cash Flow Statement Toolkit for UK local authorities, and the pro-forma statutory accounts for Northern Ireland. Laura’s wide ranging financial experience includes working as an audit manager on commercial external audits and was the group assistant director of finance in one of London’s largest RSLs.

Speaker - Philip King, Ernst & Young

Philip is an experienced Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Service group, with extensive experience of working with clients implementing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Philip is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He joined EY in 2012 and, prior to this, he worked for the Audit Commission for 17 years. Since joining EY, he has worked with a wide range of high profile public sector audit clients such as Transport for London, Greater London Authority, London Legacy Development Corporation and a number of County Councils. Philip leads on the operational delivery of the EY GPS Technical Network with direct responsibility for ensuring that the structure and skills of the Network are fit for purpose, that the Network links with other key GPS resources within the Firm and that relevant technical training is delivered to both auditors and clients. Philip has extensive experience over the past fifteen years in the development and delivery of national technical training to professional auditors and clients. He led on the development of client and auditor training programmes for the introduction of IFRS into Local Government at both a national and local level and continues to provide guidance and training on emerging IFRS issues.