Finance

These sessions are designed to help you take control of your finances, control your costs and budget effectively.

Budgets and Accounts

Budgets and accounts are essential in the financial management of voluntary organisations.  In this, session, budgets will be introduced, and how to completely and accurately maintain accounts for the organisation will be made clear.

Finance for Non-Finance People

In this session, some basic finance concepts will be looked at, which would be useful for non-finance staff with responsibilities involving finance issues, events and activities of the organisation, and income and expenditure.

Writing a Budget

This session will be useful for those who require a brief introduction to budgets, either people new to the process or those who find budgeting difficult.  Budget assumptions, identification of budget lines, and the need for and rationale of budgets will be explained, which will provide you with confidence in budgeting in the future.  The session will also look at case study budgets to help you understand how budgets can be used as creative development and monitoring tools for organisations.

Presenting Financial Information

This session will consider the important aspects that need attention in presenting financial information for the board to review as well as in external reporting.  In addition, the link between management and statutory accounts will be drawn and explained to help you understand how to present financial information in a positive and constructive manner.

Costs – Controlling and Reducing

Managing an organisation requires an understanding of costs, which this session can provide you with.  Case studies will be included to help in analysing costs and understanding where they come from.  This will not only allow you to think about cost savings tactically, but will also enable you to control costs more effectively, which will financially strengthen your organisation.