Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

2020/21 Accounts Closedown and Financial Reporting Workshops English Police Bodies


Event summary

The CIPFA FAN team, working again in partnership with Graham Liddell of LPFG Ltd, are delivering an extensive programme of accounts closedown and financial reporting webinars with separate events for English local authorities, English police bodies and authorities in Wales and Scotland.


19 January 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£295.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

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About this event

This year's closedown workshops will cover the latest changes to the Code's requirements and current developments in relation to 2020/21 local authority financial reporting. They will also look at the findings from the Redmond Review and changes arising from the latest Code of Audit Practice, plus the accounting issues in relation to COVID-19. The key considerations for authorities in preparation for the introduction of IFRS 16 Leases will be covered, including updates on the latest consultation areas and the actions required ahead of transition.

Who should attend?

The series is relevant to finance staff actively involved in the production of Code-compliant financial statements as well as those involved in supporting the accounts closedown process and preparing for the introduction of IFRS 16 Leases.

How you will benefit

Delegates will benefit from:

  • an improved understanding of the key considerations and accounting changes impacting on the preparation of the 2020/21 Statement of Accounts 
  • consolidation of learning points from the 2019/20 accounts closedown process and other topical or ongoing financial reporting issues including the Redmond Review
  • a greater awareness of the accounting requirements and broader implications of the new leasing standard IFRS 16 and an appreciation of how best to prepare for the changes arising
  • an improved understanding of how the principles and concepts in the Code are applied to COVID-19 related grants and Collection Fund accounting issues
  • networking via webinar chat and sharing knowledge and good practice amongst practitioner delegates and CIPFA advisors.


  • Accounting
  • / Accounts closedown
  • / Audit
  • / Business rates
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Local government
  • / Police
  • / Risk management

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Speaker - Caroline Newman, Finance Advisor, Finance Advisory Network (FAN)

Caroline has been a Finance Advisory Network advisor at CIPFA since early 2013. Prior to joining CIPFA, Caroline had 15 years practitioner experience at East Riding of Yorkshire Council during which she led the introduction of IFRS and the annual production of the statement of accounts for six years. As FAN Advisor she supports practitioners in all aspects of local government accounting and particularly in the technical area of collection fund accounting. E:, T: 07919 018938.

Speaker - 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:, T: 07879 665950