Understanding Local Government Finance

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?

This course is suited to team leaders, supervisors and managers who need to improve their understanding of Local Governance finance. Commencing with an overview of the legislative requirements for accounting and finance, this course will then consider the budget process and the three major financial statements, ie Financial Position, Comprehensive Income and Cash Flows. Finally, financial performance will be considered with the introduction of financial ratio analysis techniques and consideration of council financial data.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain increased knowledge, skills and understanding of the Queensland local government finances. This program will help attendees raise their awareness and understanding of financial concepts and procedures as well as the use of this understanding to solve financial problems.

Short Course details

Short Course Topics
Overview of local government finance legislative requirements
The budget process
Review of three major financial statements
Financial position
Comprehensive income
Cash flows
Financial performance and ratio analysis techniques
Council financial data
Our training course provides participants with an interactive session that includes group discussions, case studies, and question and answer sessions. Customisation is available and based on individual council requirements.
Duration & location
Peak Services delivers Virtual or Instructor-led training workshops inhouse at your venue.
Fees & Inclusions
Please contact Peak Services for course fees or a proposal for onsite/in-house training.


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Upcoming Dates:

    Tuesday 22 March 2022
    Virtual Classroom
    Tuesday 21 June 2022
    Virtual Classroom