The local authority aim to detect and prevent any fraudulent benefit claims, stopping and reducing payment in fraudulent cases and preventing over-payment claims.
Standard accounting procedures including carry forward, balance sheet, reserves, cash flow, certification of accounts, financial statements and accounting policies
Processing of funds and grants (inwards and outwards) and write-off of debts.
Process of developing, implementing and monitoring financial plans, including reviews. Preparing budgets and managing cash flow and reserves.
Management of pension fund, trust funds and passporting (The transfer, without reduction, of funds from central government to identified services)
The council should indemnify each member and officer of the council against any claim, liability, loss and/or damage in relation to any action of, or failure to act by a member or officer when acting on behalf of the council in carrying out their duties.
Charging of staff time and/or use of equipment between departments within the organisation
Adoption and development of policies and procedures for accounting practice
Calculation of income tax, national insurance, VAT and stamp duties