Our financial services for local authorities

Robust and efficient financial processes are critical to the operation of a council and the wide range of public services it delivers. Challenged with ongoing savings pressures, local authorities across the UK need to make savings, generate revenue and maintain financial control to achieve strategic objectives.

As the UK’s largest provider of finance services to the public sector, Capita has the experience, technology and scale to transform your finance processes and deliver a successful financial strategy.

Through our financial services and use of software, we can help transform finance operations for local authorities. From supplier invoicing and debt recovery to digital invoice scanning, we can help you implement a cost effective, automated finance solution to make up to 30% worth of savings across your finance department.

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Our approach: A collaborative approach

We provide a solution that is right for your local authority.

Our services and software can be used as standalone solutions or as part of a suite of managed finance services.

We can either work alongside your existing in-house system or provide our own automated and managed finance solution to maximise savings.

30% worth of savings

We can help you make up to 30% worth of savings across your finance department 

600,000 invoices

We process over 600,000 invoices for our customers every year

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We offer a full range of transactional finance and accountancy services and technology, including:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Finance systems (or working alongside your existing systems)
  • General ledger maintenance
  • Financial accounting and strategy

Our financial services solutions can help you:

  • Generate significant cost savings
  • Streamline processes
  • Gain stronger financial control and governance
  • Obtain better debt recovery and a single view of debt
  • Improve invoicing times for making and receiving payments
  • Develop a full audit trail from approval to payment
  • Access more direct and cost effective procurement framework

What our customers say:

"Working with Capita has given us the expertise to successfully deliver a complex financial transformation against ambitious timescales, which is future proofing our finance service and delivering further opportunities for services. Alongside greater automation and financial transparency across the Council, Capita has also re-shaped the finance function to give us greater resilience and support through the accountancy functions provided - something that will prove invaluable as times of austerity continue.”

John Hooton Chief Executive, London Borough of Barnet