Core Financial Skills

About the workshop

Our Core Financial Skills workshop is designed to support people working in Local Government who are new, or who have been recently appointed to a role with budget responsibilities.

It is also beneficial for people who are working in the sector and who would like to improve their knowledge of Local Government financial planning and reporting.

The online workshop covers the following areas;

  • Legislative obligations - Officer obligations in regard to financial management
  • Accounting concepts and terms - How to interpret the financial concepts, terms and definitions that appear in financial statements
  • Financial documents - How to read the financial plan, budget, quarterly report and audited statements

Upcoming Workshops

Online Delivery:
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Your Facilitator

Mark Davies

Mark Davies is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years experience in both the private and public sectors. Mark held a number of senior roles in Local Government including Chief Executive Officer and has since worked with Local Government Victoria in the design, development and implementation of Local Government Performance Reporting Framework, key author of the financial provisions of the Local Government Act 2020, Commissioner on the Ararat Rural City commission of enquiry and Interim Administrator at Central Goldfields Shire.

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Course Details

    3 hours
    Time: 9.30am - 12:30pm
  • Investment*: 

    • Member: $262 incl. GST
    • Non-member: $375 incl. GST

This course includes some simple pre-work which will be shared prior the workshop via the calendar invitation. It is recommended to set aside an hour or two to complete this.

*Pricing is valid from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Prices will increase by 2% from 1 July 2024.

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members
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More Information

For further information email [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400

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Cancellation Policy: LGPro is an independent member association and all money generated is used to develop quality professional development activities and services. Our events and programs are budgeted on a minimum number of attendees so providing us with sufficient notice regarding non-attendance is imperative to the success of all our events. Where a substitute delegate cannot be appointed, the following will apply for any cancellations:

7+ business days prior the workshop: full refund and/or transfer available
6 business days prior the workshop: no refund available, however substitute participants are welcome.
A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.

All cancellations and substitutes must be received in writing by LGPro.
* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

LGPro's full cancellation policy.