Developments in Finance and Accounting for Police and Fire

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Event summary

The CIPFA Police and Fire Network is pleased to announce its two annual events on Developments in Finance and Accounting for Police and Fire.

This year, we are focusing on changes to the Code of Practice for Local Authority Accounting in the UK, including IFRS 16 on leases, the first mandatory year of earlier closedown in England, the updated Treasury Management Code and Prudential Code and developments in governance issues.

Date

26 September 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30

Location

CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
London
Greater London
E1 8AN
[See map]

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

We will start with our usual updates on strategic and financial issues, and will focus on changes to the Code of Practice for Local Authority Accounting in the UK and the first mandatory year of earlier closedown in England. At each event we will hear from a practitioner who published their draft accounts weeks ahead of the 31 May deadline. We will also discuss people’s experiences for this year, audit issues and identify improvements for future years.

CIPFA recently updated the Treasury Management Code and Prudential Code and at the events we will examine the issues for police and crime commisioners, chief constables and fire and rescue authorities. We will also focus on IFRS 16 Leases, including the technical aspects of what it will mean and the practical actions needed now to prepare for adoption of the new standard. We will also consider governance issues including CIPFA’s recently published Practical Guide for Audit Committees in Local Authorities and Police.

Who should attend?

Chief financial officers and finance staff from police forces and OPCCs and fire and rescue authorities/services.

How will I benefit?

  • Find out about latest strategic, policy and finance developments facing the police and fire sectors.
  • Hear from a practitioner who published their draft accounts weeks ahead of the 31 May deadline on their experience of earlier closedown.
  • Discuss ideas for improving earlier closedown in future years.
  • Hear the latest CIPFA developments on accounting, Prudential Code, Treasury Management Code and governance issues.
  • Discuss the practical issues with colleagues from other OPCCs, police forces and fire and rescue authorities/services.

CPD hours

Four and a half.

Topics

  • Accounting
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Police
  • / Shared services

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Speaker - Alison Dewhirst, Police Advisor, Police Network

Alison Dewhirst

Alison has worked in and for policing for over twenty years since her first days as a researcher for City of London Police and has experienced an incredible amount of change in the sector over that time. Alison runs the CIPFA Police and Fire Network, running events and writing publications. She contributes to the CIPFA Police Panel and works closely with CIPFA policy and technical colleagues on police accounting issues. E: alison.dewhirst@cipfa.org, T: 01904 675587.

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.