Ichabod's provides a range of services covering the field of local authority accounting and finance.

Perhaps you want assistance to ensure that your statement of accounts meets statutory requirements and is auditor friendly?  Or you have ambitions to make the accounts as accessible as possible.  You may be about to enter into a transaction whose accounting implications could have a significant effect on the authority's financial position.  Or you need confirmation about the capital financing implications of a new initiative.

 Ichabod's officers have a solid track record of providing advice in these areas or training others in the necessary expertise.

Our main offering is the Local Government Accounting Technical Support Service. For an annual subscription of £2,100 (unitary authorities and counties) or £1,600 (districts and single service authorities), you will receive:

 Technical Enquiries and Support

  • (Reasonably) unlimited email responses to factual or relatively straightforwardly interpretive questions
  • Up to four responses requiring formal letter-headed opinions

  Briefings and Other Material

  • Briefings on topical issues - released within 48 hours of the relevant developments
  •  Standing briefings on important accounting topics
  • Annotated example accounts extracts
  • Statement of Accounts checklist

 Training Sessions

  • Annual roundtable event for two delegates held in February/March
  • For additional fees, exclusive training courses bookable by subscribers only (although non-subscribers can be invited)

  Accounts Reviews

  • For an additional £600, a detailed review of the draft statement of accounts before chief finance officer certification

Full details of the Support Service are set out in the attached document ...

Technical Service Offering 2019/20

2019/20 Prospectus