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2018-08-17 10:30:00 2018-08-17 10:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Understanding Council Finances Understanding council finances was ideal for councillors wishing to understand or refresh their existing knowledge of responsibilities in finances, including... Australia Michael Green mgreen@mav.asn.au

Understanding Council Finances

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Understanding council finances was ideal for councillors wishing to understand  or refresh their existing knowledge of responsibilities in finances,  including recent changes to legislative arrangements.

Course Description

Understanding Council Finances is ideal for councillors wishing to understand or refresh existing knowledge of their responsibilities in finances, to including  recent changes to legislative arrangements.

As a councillor in local government, navigating through and understanding the complex financial documents and reports is a challenging task.

It is also difficult knowing the right questions to ask of officers when council is faced with critical financial decisions.

The workshop facilitator, Mark  Davies, is an experienced local government financial expert, and has spent over 20 years working within government.

Workshop outline

  • understanding of the planning and reporting framework
  • ability to read and interpret financial reports
  • ability to identify key indicators of financial performance
  • improved financial literacy.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for councillors and executive management and senior management.