The Parkinson Partnership

We have an agreement for members with The Parkinson Partnership for finance training covering a range of topics in any given year. The topics are normally driven by the upcoming priorities for councils, for e.g. budget training will be in the Autumn and concludes just before the New Year. Similarly year end finance preparation will be geared to the period leading up to Spring.

Bookings
The method for booking on to these courses is different from those run by DAPTC. The links below are to The Parkinson Partnership website and they will confirm your booking. Once the training is complete we will then organise your invoice (£30/delegate/course) and if required CPD Points / Certificate. The courses are open to other councils around England so spaces book quickly, so don't hang about!

Waiting Lists
For fully booked training sessions, there is the option to click on the green “Join Waiting list” button (once you have clicked on the link below to the Parkinson Partnership webpage).  If a place is cancelled on the session, the system will email one person on the list every 30 minutes until the place is filled.


Finance for Councillors - for a greater understanding of your duties with regard to the council's finances
Internal Controls - session to give councillors and clerks an understanding of the need for internal controls and how they work 
The Role of Internal Audit - for councillors and officers that want to understand the role of the internal auditor and how to appoint one 
Procurement - for anyone involved in procuring goods and services, preparing tenders or entering into contracts on behalf of local councils 
New Clerks Finance - introductory session for inexperienced clerks in their first few months, designed to give an overview of a council's year 
Year-end & Audit - Receipts & Payments accounts (over £25,000) - for officers who want to understand how to prepare their council's Annual Governance & Accountability Return on a receipts and payments basis
Year-end & Audit - Income & Expenditure accounts - for officers who want to understand how to prepare their council's Annual Governance & Accountability Return in an income and expenditure basis 
Year-end & transparency - councils under £25,000 - for officers who want to understand how to prepare and publish their council's Annual Governance & Accountability Return on a receipts and payments basis
 Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership
Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership
Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership
Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership 
Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership 
Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership 


Click HERE for dates, more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership 

Click HERE for dates. more information and direct booking with The Parkinson Partnership 

 

Please ensure you keep the booking confirmation email from The Parkinson Partnership - this contains the Zoom code needed to join the training session. 

Course Booking Link for Parkinson Partnership

 

 ** NEW** Small Parishes clerk/RFO Finance Basics

DAPTC are offering two-hour training sessions covering the finance basics a clerk or RFO to a small parish needs to know. The content is suitable for those new to role or have some experience, but would like a refresher. The sessions will be very small – a maximum of three places on each – to ensure delegates have ample opportunity to ask questions.

Cost - £40/delegate

Please register your interest HERE. As soon as we have two or three expressions of interest we will be in contact with dates and times. Where possible we will look to provide in person training but if the geographic spread of delegates means this is not feasible, we will either offer online training via Zoom or in the DAPTC office in Dorchester.