Early closure of local government accounts

10 Oct 2017 -
9:00am - 1:00pm
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For the past few years local authorities in Wales have been taking positive steps to close their accounts earlier, with an increase in the number of bodies achieving this year on year. 

This seminar forms part of our ongoing programme focusing on the early closure of accounts and what it means for local government bodies. Previous events include:

As this is the third and final seminar on this topic, it is important that the most relevant and helpful topics are discussed. From initial discussions and feedback from previous seminars, the most common topics arising are:

  • Asset valuations and capital accounting
  • Working paper requirements
  • Developing audit methodologies 

We want your views

We would like to invite views from local authorities on what would be most useful to discuss at the seminar. We would be interested to hear your views on the suggested topics and are open to further suggestions. Please provide feedback via email to good.practice@audit.wales or via your WAO Audit Manager/ Team leader.

Who the seminar is aimed at

This seminar is aimed at staff within Local Authorities, National Parks, Fire and Police bodies in the following roles:

  • Chief Accountant
  • Capital Accountants

Places are limited to three per organisation. 

Where and when

9am- 1pm
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

9am- 1pm
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Glasdir, Plas Yn Dre, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0DF