Financial Management

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In this workshop we will focus on providing you with a broad understanding of financial management principles and practices covering financial governance and control; budgeting, forecasting and reporting; management accounting and management information; and important links with objective setting, business planning and risk management. The workshop will be interactive with time for open discussion and sharing of experiences

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a broad understanding of key financial principles and what good financial management looks like covering accounting, budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • Gain a broad understanding of the importance of financial governance and control, and what can happen when standards are not adhered to
  • Gain a broad understanding of the use of management accounting and costing techniques, and linking to business information and performance
  • Gain a better understanding of the business planning process/cycle and the interrelationship between finance and business planning, and risk management.

The agenda will include: 

  • Exploring the key elements of financial management and good practice
  • Effective budget management, forecasting and reporting
  • Effective and proportionate governance and control, and what can go wrong
  • Exploring the role and purpose of business planning and the links with effective budget management
  • Why financial planning needs to be a continuous process that flows with strategic direction, business planning and decision-making
  • Using financial information to inform strategic and local decisions
  • Engagement in the commissioning and financial cycles
  • Aspects of effective risk management

Trainer:  Grenville Page

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Cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances may occur at any time.  Where dates are varied by PHAST, course participants may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient. Please see our full cancellation policy.


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