Building Public Trust and the Role of Effective Financial Reporting
This key conference will help finance practitioners understand the important financial management issues and reporting changes that face local authorities and the crucial steps necessary to make in order to be prepared for those changes.
The essential updates, insight and material provided at this conference will be especially relevant in a period of uncertainty and sustained resource constraint.
03 December 2018Starts: 10:00Ends: 16:00
WLGA Cardiff OfficeLocal Government House Drake Walk Brigantine PlaceCardiff CF10 4LG[See map]
£295.00 excl VAT
£235.00 excl VAT
By attending the conference you will be able to:
There will also be opportunities throughout the day to network with colleagues in other local authorities facing the same issues and to engage directly with CIPFA representatives about issues raised during the conference or to discuss other questions you may have.
All finance professionals working in local government and those who supply services to the sector.
Attendees will be able to:
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Sarah Sheen is a Technical Manager at CIPFA and Secretary to the CIPFA/LASAAC Local Authority Accounting Code Board. She is responsible for key aspects of the Institute's technical work on local government and related sectors. In particular, she is responsible for the maintenance and development of the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom (the Code) on behalf of CIPFA/LASAAC.
She is a member of the FRAB Working Group and has also drafted substantial parts of CIPFA guidance including many of the issues we are considering today. She is technical lead on the Simplification and Streamlining Review.
Prior to working for CIPFA Sarah was a national lead for PwC providing technical accounting and financial reporting requirements and guidance advice to the tertiary education assurance practice and provided IFRS support for local government practitioners in Wales. Before working for PwC and CIPFA Sarah worked in a number of roles for a major local authority in Wales.
Lynn is the Risk Management Partner for PwC's national government and public sector practice. She sits on a number of professional committees including the FRC Committee on Accounting for Public Benefit Entities and chairs the CIPFA/LASAAC Committee responsible for the UK local authorities accounting code. Lynn is also a non-executive board member of RCT Homes.
Caroline has been a Finance Advisory Network advisor at CIPFA since early 2013, supporting practitioners in all aspects of local government accounting and particularly in the technical area of collection fund accounting. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 01964 533097.
Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser and has 25 years of public sector experience. Joanne worked in key areas including business rates, welfare reform, council tax and housing before moving to the CIPFA Counter Fraud centre in January 2017.
E: email@example.com, T: 0207 543 5786.
Having gained 17 years of experience working in Scottish local government, Gareth joined CIPFA in 2008. His role in CIPFA’s Edinburgh office includes supporting members and associated organisations with technical advice and guidance; provision of Scottish Finance Advisory Network events and support to subscribing organisations; secretariat services to LASAAC relating to Scottish local government accounting requirements; participation in the NHS Technical Accounting Group; delivery of public and in-house training events; and additional consultancy and project work as required. Gareth’s objective is to help his fellow finance practitioners address the practical challenges they face in meeting their professional responsibilities. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 0131 221 8644, M: 0782 694 7719.
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