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 and 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.
14 November 2018Starts: 09:30Ends: 16:30
BNY Manchester PiccadillyOne Piccadilly GardensManchesterM1 1RN[See map]
£295.00 excl VAT
£235.00 excl VAT
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.
Who should attend
All finance professionals working in local government and those who supply services to the sector.
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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: email@example.com, T: 0131 221 8644, M: 0782 694 7719.
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.
Grant has over 25 years experience working with public sector organisations. His current client portfolio consists of clients in local government, the NHS and pension funds. He is Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Assurance Practice’s National Lead in Public Sector Financial Reporting and member of CIPFA LAAP. Specialist areas include capital finance and pensions accounting.
An active Pension Fund Trustee who chairs his scheme’s Audit Committee, Grant is also Grant Thornton’s National Public Sector Lead in respect of the Local Government Pension Scheme where, alongside developing the firm's audit approach, his focus has been on governance and pooling.
As co-author of the IIRC’s 'Refocusing Value Creation in the Public Sector', Grant retains an interest in improving corporate financial reporting. Specifically in helping organisations to better understand and report upon their performance and improve strategic decision making based on a broad range of quality financial and non-financial information and thereby demonstrate sustainable value creation.