Our tailored financial management training for finance professionals, budget managers and members enhances financial awareness and capability, using a variety of learning methods and styles:
It is essential that elected Members have a sound and up to date understanding of finance, to enable them to fulfil their governance role effectively. Our trainers are skilled in explaining the impact of what can be highly complex finance issues, in a way that is readily understandable. Our training specifically focuses upon the role of the elected Member, particularly in relation to challenging financial matters, linking this back to best practice. We also provide tailored training for Cabinet, Scrutiny and Audit Committees.
Ensuring that every pound of budget counts in terms of maximising service outcomes. This session will provide all those who manage budgets with the opportunity to understand their role as a budget manager and be aware of the specific challenges of managing finance at a local authority.
A series of events to assist local authorities in understanding and modelling the implications of the Local Government Finance Bill.
Summary details of all our latest training sessions for 2011 are provided in our new training brochure and we have also provided a selection of testimonials from training clients. More detailed course outlines can be downloaded under individual sessions below.
Find out more about our budget scrutiny support, including a variety of training seminars for Members and facillitated sessions to assist scrutiny panels in understanding the draft budget papers for individual authorities.
Expertly facilitated joint action planning workshops. This will enable budget managers and finance professionals to work together to share thoughts and ideas for improving financial procedures and processes. In addition to providing decision makers with a focused action plan for improvement, these sessions are specifically designed to break down barriers and develop mutual understanding of each other’s roles and issues.
As finance officers are aware, there is currently a high volume and frequency of changes affecting local government finance and funding. This makes it difficult for finance offices to be confident that they are aware of all of the latest developments and how these relate to their particular role. This session will ensure that finance officers are fully up to date on the most important current issues and have time to consider how such issues will impact upon their authorities.
Explaining how the technical aspects of public sector accounting work in practice. Sessions include IFRS; SORP; Best Value Accounting Code of Practice; and the capital accounting regime.
Local authority finance can often appear complex and impenetrable. This session is specifically designed to explain where a local authority obtains its money from; how the local government finance system operates and what you can do to influence this on behalf of your authority; how authorities agree a budget; and how they monitor their spending plans.
Excellent financial management starts with an excellent finance team. This session is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for finance professionals to evaluate their role in supporting the performance and transformational agenda, assess performance against current best practice and set an action plan for the future.
"The training was superb. One of the best trainers I've encountered - and I would sign up again. The course was extremely clear in giving the broad context."Councillor Dr Susan Van De Ven, South Cambridgeshire DC