Financial Understanding for Elected Members

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

Who should Attend?

Elected Members. This program is designed to improve understanding of financial management and procedures as it relates to individual sections and departments in Council. Participants will explore tools, concepts and techniques used by financial analysts. They will also be guided through a practical and best practice approach to understanding budgets and financial reports. The end result is a solid understanding of key finance and budgeting principles so that the participant can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to establish, prepare and monitor budgets
  • Provide quality and timely advice to council
  • Provide financial and business performance information
  • Prepare financial reports for a reporting entity
  • Establish and maintain accounting information systems
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures

Short Course details

Short Course Topics
Preparation of budgets
Understanding financial reports
Understanding local government
Finance governance and accountability
Financial management
Asset management
Our instructor-led training course provides participants with an interactive session including group discussions, case study reviews and Question and Answer sessions. Our trainers can customise or tailor the course to your specifications or needs and deliver in-house providing you with a cost-effective and efficient training session.
Duration & location
Our standard structure for this workshop is 1 full day and can be delivered in any metropolitan or regional area of Queensland. Customisation is available based on individual council requirements.
Fees & Inclusions

Our training course will include:

  • Instructor-led training
  • Statement of Attendance
  • Course Workbook

Upcoming Dates: