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;

  • Understanding the legislation and officer obligations in regards to key planning and reporting documents
  • Learning major accounting concepts and financial terms
  • Undertaking effective budgeting, monitoring, forecasting and reporting

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.


Registrations are OPEN for 2021


Course Details

    3 hours
    Time: 9.30am - 12:30pm
    Price: $350 (inc. GST) for non-members / $245 (incl. GST) for LGPro members

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.

More Information

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

Cancellation Policy: LGPro is a member, not for profit 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+ days prior the workshop: full refund and/or transfer available
6 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.

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This workshop is designed to support non-finance professionals working in Local Government to perform their financial planning and reporting responsibilities. The major areas covered are: - Understanding the legislation and office obligations in regard to the preparation of the key planning and report documents - Learning the key accounting concepts and financial terms - Undertaking effective budgeting, monitoring, forecasting and... Details
When: November 23, 2021