Local Authority Capital Accounting - A Reference Manual for Practitioners



This publication is a practical reference manual dealing with all the capital accounting issues commonly faced by local authorities. Written in an informal and accessible style, it is suitable for newcomers to the topic as well as to those with experience who want to check and improve their understanding.
This is an extended and updated edition of the book published in 2016.







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Intended to be read alongside other CIPFA publications, including the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting, the Guidance Notes for Practitioners and the Practitioner’s Guide to Capital Finance in Local Government, this book demonstrates the requirements of capital accounting through fully worked and explained examples covering all the major transaction types and asset classes. 

A comprehensive reference section, drawing upon frequently asked capital questions received by CIPFA’s Finance Advisory Network, Technical Enquiry Service and TISonline discussion forum, provides further discussion of typical areas of concern.

There are top tips on the real-life application of the Code of Practice, including advice on the most effective use of financial systems, working with non-finance colleagues such as valuers, and getting through the external audit as smoothly as possible.

With clear cross-referencing to allow readers to follow a topic as it appeals to them, this publication provides unique insight and practical support in one of the most technical and demanding areas of local authority accounting.

This edition has been updated to reflect new statutory guidance and the suspension of arrangements for the recognition of the highways Network Asset. The opportunity has also been taken to add a few more frequently asked questions (FAQs).

This book is available online only.

The digital, online version is available as both searchable HTML and a bookmarked downloadable PDF of the publication that can be shared throughout your organisation. Customers will need to register and login to CIPFA’s website to access the publication.

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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