This Parkinson Partnership online course is aimed at giving clerks a full understanding of how to prepare their council's annual Governance & Accountability return, and comply with the requirements of the audit process.

Topics include:

* Closing the accounts

* Debtors and creditors

* Assets and borrowing

* Internal Audit

* Reviewing internal control

* The Annual Return

* Electors rights

* Publication requirements

By the end of the training course you will:

* be able to identify the steps needed as part of the audit process

* understand how to close the council's accounts

* understand how to complete the annual return

* be able to correctly allow the exercise of electors' rights

* recognise the need to review internal controls