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.
28 November 2018Starts: 09:30Ends: 16:30
BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Ltd160 Queen Victoria StreetLondonGreater LondonEC4V 4LA[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.
Who should attend
All finance professionals working in local government and those who supply services to the sector.
Attendees will benefit:
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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.
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.
Don is a qualified accountant and leads CIPFA’s policy and technical work from the Institute’s Scottish HQ in Edinburgh.
Don’s background is local authority finance, having trained initially at a Scottish local authority. He also worked for Audit Scotland prior to joining CIPFA in 2002 as Policy and Technical Officer, becoming Policy and Technical Manager in 2004 before becoming Head of CIPFA Scotland in November 2013. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 0131 221 8640.
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.