Local Government Accounting Conference - What are the key changes to financial reporting?


Event summary

These 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.


27 June 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30


PWC Leeds
Cental Square
29 Wellington Street
[See map]

Standard price

£295.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£235.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This event will help finance practitioners to understand the important accounting changes facing local authorities, their impact, and to discuss the crucial steps necessary to make them. The essential material provided at this conference will be especially relevant in a period of uncertainty and resource constraint.

The prices are £235 + VAT for CIPFA members and network subscribers and £295 + VAT for non-members. Please note FAN or other pre-paid places may not be used to attend these events. 

By attending the conference you will be able to:

  • hear the very latest on the fundamental changes to the local authority accounting code for 2018/19 and 2019/20 (including a separate session on IFRS 16 Leases) and how to prepare for them
  • understand the new policy and legislative changes, particularly focusing on housing, welfare reform and business rates, and their impact
  • discover the issues you will face when implementing for the complex financial reporting standard IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
  • consider the important changes to the Prudential and Treasury Management Codes and hear about the new financial management Code and the impact that it might have on local authority budgets and financial management
  • hear the very latest in Whole of Government Accounts developments.

There will also be opportunities throughout the day to network with colleagues in other local authorities facing the same issues and to engage directly with CIPFA representatives about issues raised during the conference or to discuss other questions you may have.

Who should attend

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

How you will benefit

Attendee will benefit by:

  • hearing from accountancy and local government experts at CIPFA and leading local authority finance professionals at the essential accounting event for local government
  • having the opportunity to speak directly with CIPFA representatives, obtaining expert advice on any concerns and issues.


  • Accounting
  • / Audit
  • / Business rates
  • / Capital finance
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Housing
  • / IFRS
  • / Local government
  • / Pensions
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Police
  • / Revenues and benefits
  • / Treasury management

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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 - Joanne Pitt, Policy Manager (Local Government), CIPFA

Joanne Pitt

Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser and has 25 years of public sector experience. Joanne worked in key areas including business rates, welfare reform, council tax and housing before moving to the CIPFA Counter Fraud centre in January 2017. E: joanne.pitt@cipfa.org, T: 0207 543 5786.

Speaker - Don Peebles, Head of CIPFA Policy & Technical UK & International

Don Peebles

Don is a qualified accountant and leads CIPFA’s policy and technical work from the Institute’s Scottish HQ in Edinburgh.

Don’s background is local authority finance, having trained initially at a Scottish local authority. He also worked for Audit Scotland prior to joining CIPFA in 2002 as policy and technical officer becoming policy and technical manager in 2004 before becoming head of CIPFA Scotland in November 2013. E: don.peebles@cipfa.org, T: 0131 221 8640.

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. E: david.ellis@cipfa.org, T: 01502 584395.

Speaker - Steven Mair

Steve Mair

Steven is city treasurer at Westminster City Council. He was previously Oldham Council's S151 officer, where he took the lead in transforming its financial services, significantly reducing their cost base while driving up quality with a focus on raising skills, aspirations, achievements and reputation.He is educated to masters level in business administration and is a qualified accountant, and previously worked for a number of local and health authorities across west and south Yorkshire in a wide range of financial and management roles.