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Introduction to Local Government Reporting – Principles and Practices


Event summary

This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the principles and practices which underpin the financial reporting framework within local government. Additionally, delegates will be taken through the statutory framework behind local government financial reporting, the main accounting standards that the code is based on, and the financial statements themselves.


25 May 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

  • local authority finance staff who are new to local government financial reporting or those who want to improve and update their knowledge in this area
  • those from outside the sector who wish to gain knowledge of how local government reporting works and the legislative and regulatory framework that underpins it

How you will benefit

Attendees will gain an:

  • awareness of the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting (the code)
  • understanding of the legislation and regulation that underpins local government reporting
  • understanding of the accounting concepts and principles within local government financial reporting
  • overview and understanding of the main accounting standards that the code is based on
  • overview of the presentation of, and the inter-relationships between, the different financial statements


  • Accounting
  • / Audit
  • / Capital finance
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / IFRS
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Risk management

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Speaker - Graham Liddell

Graham is a well-known thought leader on public sector audit, governance and financial reporting. He has worked extensively across the public sector in the UK in both internal and external audit including as Head of Internal Audit at Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Hull, as the Audit Commission’s local government technical lead and in establishing Grant Thornton’s highly regarded public sector technical team. He is Managing Director of LPFG Ltd, an independent consultancy providing support to the public sector and a visiting lecturer on audit and assurance at Canterbury and Christ Church University.