PRACTICAL BUDGETING FOR NEW RFOs
Preparing a budget is one of the most important pieces of work a Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) does. The task can be confusing and daunting but there is a method!
As part of the course we'll give you a template Excel spreadsheet to help you to present your budget clearly.
This course is recommended for new RFOs who work for small to medium-sized councils who plan to use spreadsheets to create their council's next budget.
Legal background to local council finance
The role of the RFO and councillors in preparation of the budget
When to start the budget-setting process
How to go about preparing a clear budget and setting the precept
The importance of internal controls and how to improve your council's internal control process
The tutor is an experienced, practising Clerk/RFO with many years of successfully managing council budgets.
When & where
This course last ran in October 2020
If you'd like to attend this course but have missed this date get in touch and we could deliver this training in smaller groups or 1-1
£55 includes 3 months of after-course support to help you with your budgeting questions
20% discount for NPTS subscribers: £44
Average satisfaction rating in 2019 for this course was 99%.
Course fee includes a course handout, a template spreadsheet and a certificate.
Clerks can gain 1 CPD point from attending this course.