Finance For The Non Financial Manager


Event summary

A step towards a journey in the world of financial reporting through this engaging and interactive 1 hour course.

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Standard price

£49.00 excl VAT

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  • Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Local government

About this course

Target audience

This course is for anyone in Local Government finance in non-finance roles or who need a refresher course. This is also for students who attend the Finance for the Non-Financial Manager course.

What will you learn

This course will introduce you to the basics of financial accounting to assist you in understanding how to report financial information. This interactive and engaging course has been designed to get you involved in the learning process. It will test your understanding of the key concepts with small exercises and simple examples.

This course is part of 4 modules. Learners with no financial background are advised to follow the modules sequentially. This will help you get a grasp of the subject. For learners with prior knowledge or in need of a refresher, you can pick and choose the modules in any order.

Module 1 - Introduction to finance

  • Council spending
  • Regulation
  • Accountability

Module 2 - Financial skills

  • Sensible spending
  • Financial controls
  • Financial problems scenario

Module 3 - Accounting basics

  • Assets and liabilities
  • Accruals based accounting
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Debtors and creditors
  • Capital and revenue
  • Reporting statement of accounts

Module 4 Budgeting

  • Why budget?
  • Budgeting objective
  • Preparing a budget
  • Budgetary control cycles
  • Budgeting scenario


This course is completed online and takes approximately 1 hour.