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Introduction to Local Government Reporting Principles and Practices


Event summary

This Financial Advisory Network open training course will provide delegates with a solid understanding of the local government financial reporting framework. The workshop will provide an overview of the purpose and objectives of the UK Local Authority Accounting Code of Practice and examine the main legislation and accounting standards that empowers, guides and limits financial reporting. It will also review the key accounting concepts and principles behind the code and explore areas of reporting specific to local government, such as the Collection Fund and Housing Revenue Account. Finally, the workshop explores the presentation of the financial statements and the inter-relationships between them.


30 November 2022
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?

  • 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 accounting framework that underpins it.

How you will benefit from attending

Attendees will understand:

  • the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK
  • key legislation that underpins local government financial reporting
  • accounting concepts and principles within local government financial reporting
  • the main accounting standards the code is based on
  • the presentation of, and the inter-relationships between, the different financial statements


  • Accounting
  • / Financial reporting
  • / IFRS
  • / Local government
  • / Police
  • / Professional development

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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