Finance Working Group
The FWG comprises four members (Alex Pepper - Chair, Vicky Ryce, Adam Marshall, Lisa Thomas) with the Council Chair (Dawn Bampton) as an ex officio member. It has no delegated authority and can only make recommendations to full Council for consideration. It meets at key points during the financial year including prior to submission of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), budget setting and Precept setting.
The FWG monitors the finances alongside the Clerk, reviews month end accounts and other financial documentation and supports the Clerk in her role as Responsible Financial Officer, accountable for the management of the public purse. It provides a scrutiny role for the bank reconciliations, payments and monthly accounts preparation.