Key accounting and financial principles

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.

The council executive team has a critical role in relation to abiding by local government financial requirements, monitoring the council’s financial performance, and ensuring its longer-term financial sustainability.  

All members of this team therefore need a solid understanding of key accounting and financial principles.  This half-day workshop is designed to provide such understanding.

Key content:

  • Basic accounting concepts and principles
  • Financial management requirements for local government
  • The strategic, financial, and operational plans and their links to financial accountability
  • Accounting standards and statutory obligations of councils and senior executives
  • Understanding and interpreting financial statements and their links to each other
  • Monitoring the performance of your council through trends, ratios and KPIs
  • The board’s role in setting budgets, signing off on reports and monitoring performance
  • Case studies/skills practice

Upcoming Dates:

    Call Peak Training to book your workshop. (07) 3000 2148