Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
This introductory course provides a fundamental basis for understanding budgeting. You will learn how to set, monitor and report on local service budgets, as well as how to identify and understand variances within your budget and how to provide more meaningful forecasts and monitoring information.
12 October 2022Starts: 09:45Ends: 16:00
£345.00 excl VAT
£295.00 excl VAT
The programme is aimed primarily at local authority budget holders and non-finance managers who have responsibility for the setting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting of local service budgets. It is an ideal introduction for someone new to managing budgets or new to the sector.
It would also be useful to finance support staff who are new to the role of supporting budget holders with the provision of forecasting information, and to more experienced non-financial budget holders as a refresher.
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Jennifer joined CIPFA in 2022 after working for seven years in local government. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant who, for the past five years, has been working at Bury Metropolitan Council where she started as a revenue advisor in Public Health and Adult Social Care. From there she joined the authority's closedown and capital teams, with a particular focus on fixed assets and closure of capital accounts.
Her experience also includes working on a number of special projects including transformation, levelling up and land and property disposals scheme. As a CIPFA member, Jennifer is also an active volunteer within the CIPFA North West Region.