Introduction to Local Authority Capital Accounting

Event summary

This course provides delegates with a solid understanding of local authority capital accounting concepts and principles, looking at accounting for capital expenditure and its financing, and drawing in the key elements from the Prudential framework.


05 September 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


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

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5892.

About this event

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed primarily at local authority accountants who are new to the local authority capital planning and accounting agenda, or who would like to refresh their knowledge in this ever-changing technical area of local authority accounting

How you will benefit

The training will provide attendees with:

  • Practical examples of matching resources to capital projects and the accounting implications for preparation of the statutory accounts
  • An understanding of the principles and concepts relating to capital planning, accounting and financing, including key definitions and an overview of the frameworks governing this technical area.
  • An awareness of the key concepts covered by the Prudential Code and their application to local authority capital expenditure and financing.


  • Accounting
  • / Capital finance
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / IFRS
  • / Local government
  • / Police
  • / Professional development
  • / Treasury management

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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:, T: 01502 584395.