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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. It also provides an overview of the changes to lease accounting under IFRS 16.


17 October 2023
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30



Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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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.
The workshop will also benefit local authority finance staff wishing to understand the broader considerations in relation to capital projects and related budgeting and planning.

How you will benefit

The training will provide attendees with:

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.
Practical examples of matching resources to capital projects and the accounting implications for preparation of the statutory accounts.


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

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Speaker - David Ellis, FAN Advisor, CIPFA

David Ellis

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30 year career in local government. He spent several years as chief accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts.

Tel: 07879 665950

Webchat is only available Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding UK bank holidays)