Core Financial Skills

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 workshop runs from 9.30am - 4.30pm and major areas covered include:

  • 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

The workshop is delivered by Mark Davies, a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. Mark held a number of roles in Local Government and has also worked with Local Government Victoria in the design, development and implementation of Local Government Performance Reporting.

Upcoming workshops

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Workshop dates for 2019 will be released in late November

2018 dates

  • Wednesday 14 February (Wangaratta)
  • Thursday 15 March
  • Thursday 6 September

More information


For further information contact Thalia Petroulakis at or phone (03) 9268 6412