Training & Events Calendar

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ONLINE Law & Good Practice of Local Council Meetings

Tue, 07 Jun 2022 10:00

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1000-1300

Trainer: Alan Fairchild

Delegate fee: £55 members, £120 non-members (up to three free places for enhanced members)

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office

ONLINE HR Essentials

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:00

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Trainer: Chris Moses

Delegate Fee: £35 for members. Up to three free places for enhanced membership

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking Via DALC Office

VAT for unregistered councils (VAT126)

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:00

For clerks, finance staff and councillors from councils that are not VAT registered, but reclaim VAT on Form VAT126.

This session explains how VAT affects local councils. Essential for any council contemplating major building projects.

Topics include:
• how VAT law applies to local councils
• where to find the law and guidance
• business and non-business activities
• understanding whether sales are taxable or exempt from VAT
• when a council must register for VAT
• when VAT can be reclaimed
• Partial exemption
• Reclaiming VAT when using grants and donations

By the end of this session you will:
• Know where to find the relevant legislation and guidance
• Understand the key concepts of VAT
• Know when a council can or can't reclaim VAT
• Recognise when a council must register for VAT
• Be aware of activities that require special attention

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office: training@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

Finance for Councillors

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 18:30

This session is for councillors only and is designed to give them a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council's finances. This session is for councillors who work during the day. Please only book an evening session if you cannot attend a daytime event.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• The Annual Governance & Accountability Return
• Internal and external audit
• How VAT applies to local councils

By the end of the session you will:
• Understand the council's duties regarding financial management
• Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
• Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
• Recognise the importance of internal controls
• Understand how VAT law applies to your council

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office: training@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

The role of internal audit

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:00

For councillors and officers that want to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one. (Please note, this is NOT a training session for people who want to undertake internal audits)

This session explains the role of the internal auditor in providing assurance to the council that it has sound financial controls.

Topics include:
• legislation and guidance
• Roles and responsibilities
• Risk management
• Internal controls
• how the council appoints an internal auditor
• Scope of internal audit
• Reviewing internal control
• Internal audit reports

Session benefits:
By the end of this session you will:
• Understand the purpose of internal audit
• Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
• Understand how a council should appoint an internal auditor
• Recognise the importance of internal controls
• Be aware of the need to review effectiveness

Session leaders:
Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Tim Light, Lightatouch
Tim has 29 years experience of internal audit with Hampshire County Council. A past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians, he has undertaken internal audits at parish councils for the last ten years and delivers training on related topics.

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office: training@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

Internal Auditor Training

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:00

This course will be of benefit to any clerks and others who wish to conduct internal audits in the parish and town council sector. This course will be free of charge if you join our IA pool on a zero hours contract basis (details and hourly rate to be agreed following the workshop).

Venue:
TBC
Contact:
chiefofficer@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

ONLINE Finance for Councillors

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00

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Early booking strongly recommended as these 90-minute courses, run by the Parkinson Partnership, are being offered nationwide, so places are subject to availability.

Delegate fee: £30

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking Via DALC Office

Finance for Councillors

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00

This session is for councillors only and is designed to give them a greater understanding of their duties with regard to the council's finances. This session is for councillors who work during the day. Please only book an evening session if you cannot attend a daytime event.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• setting a budget and precept
• Financial control
• The Annual Governance & Accountability Return
• Internal and external audit
• How VAT applies to local councils

By the end of the session you will:
• Understand the council's duties regarding financial management
• Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
• Be aware of how the council's accounts are prepared and audited
• Recognise the importance of internal controls
• Understand how VAT law applies to your council

Session leader: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP
Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office: training@derbyshirealc.gov.uk

ONLINE CiLCA Unit 1

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:00

Click on course title for full details of the CiLCA training course and costings.

Venue:
Online via Zoom
Contact:
Booking via DALC office