The Council's Financial Strategy stresses the need for integrity and probity in the administration of its financial affairs and requires that financial targets be met whilst securing the maximum value for money.
The Accountancy Section is central to achieving these aims and safeguarding the financial health of the Authority without which the Council's services would be in jeopardy. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive package of financial support services to all parts of the Council which reflect current best practice and meets statutory requirements.
The Accountancy service is provided predominantly, in house. Insurance Administration and Pension Fund Investments are handled by private firms.
The core functions of the Accountancy Section are :
- Budget Preparation
- Setting of Council Tax
- Production of Council Tax Leaflet
- Budget Monitoring
- Financial Reporting
- Closing of Accounts
- Production of the Statement of Accounts
- Completion of statistical returns
- Treasury management
- Provision of computerised accounting and reporting system
- Pension fund investments
Contact the Accountancy Department
The team are available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
The Accountancy Department
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8891 7200