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Local authority financial statements are complex, and readers can find it difficult to identify the information they need. So what can you do to help your readers navigate their way to that crucial piece of information? How can you present the financial statements in a way that helps the public understand what is being shown? While there are no simple answers, this publication will help you to get to grips with the issues, and identify improvements in the way you produce your accounts.
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This publication is aimed at finance directors, chief accountants and those involved not only in producing the financial statements but also in making them as accessible to readers as possible. If you want to do your bit to help councillors and the public understand the accounts, this publication is for you.
This guide is available in book and PDF formats. Details of licensing arrangements for other categories of purchaser, which includes those organisations operating shared service arrangements, are available from CIPFA’s Publications Department.
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