Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Accounts Closedown and Financial Reporting Workshops 2021-22 (English Police Bodies)


Event summary

CIPFA's Finance Advisory Network is pleased to announce its 2021/22 Accounts Closedown and Financial Reporting workshops, with an extensive programme of technical update webinars for practitioners. As with previous years, separate events will be run for English local authorities and police bodies, and those in Wales and Scotland. They will again be delivered online.


03 February 2022
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00

Standard price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This year's closedown workshops will cover the latest changes to the code's requirements and recent developments in relation to 2021/22 local authority financial reporting. They will also cover topical updates on key areas of relevance to those involved in the accounts closedown and preparation process. The workshops will consider a variety of accounting issues linked to COVID-19 and focus on the practical preparation issues for the IFRS 16 leases standard as the transition date approaches.

Who should attend?

The series is relevant to finance staff actively involved in the production of code-compliant financial statements as well as those involved in supporting the accounts closedown process and those preparing for the implementation of IFRS 16 Leases.

How you will benefit from attending?

Attendees will have a chance to:

  • improve understanding of the key considerations and accounting changes impacting on the preparation of the 2021/22 statement of accounts
  • consolidate key learning points from the 2020/21 accounts closedown and audit process, as well as other topical or ongoing financial reporting issues, including the Redmond Review
  • learn about the practical implementation issues to focus on for the introduction of IFRS 16 Leases in the UK Accounting Code on 1 April 2022
  • be updated on how the principles and concepts in the code are applied to pandemic-related accounting issues
  • discuss and ask questions on topical accounting and financial reporting issues affecting the 2021/22 closedown process
  • network, share knowledge and good practice amongst fellow practitioners and CIPFA advisors


  • Accounting
  • / Accounts closedown
  • / Audit
  • / Financial reporting
  • / IFRS
  • / Local government
  • / Police

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Speaker - David Ellis, FAN Advisor, CIPFA

David Ellis

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30 year career in local government. He spent several years as chief accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts.

Tel: 07879 665950

Speaker - Alison Bonathan

Alison Bonathan

Alison Bonathan is a Technical Manager at CIPFA. Before joining CIPFA, Alison had a long career in academia and professional training specialising in audit and international financial reporting.