Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Internal Controls

This session gives councillors and clerks an understanding of the need for internal controls and how they work, with practical examples and case studies.

Topics include: Roles and responsibilities/ Financial risks/ Purpose of internal controls/ Case studies/ Examples of controls/ Review of internal controls

By the end of the session you will: Understand the council's and RFO's duties regarding internal control/ Be aware of the purpose of internal controls/ Be able to identify examples of internal controls/ Know when to review internal controls

Session leaders: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP and Tim Light, Lightatouch

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 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.


This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully.

A number of these online sessions are being offered by Steve Parkinson to local councils and places are in high demand. Please email us at for forthcoming dates and to make a booking.

Last updated: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 10:28