Reviewing the big 3 financial reports effectively

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This online training gives councillors and officers a thorough grounding in the key financial reports that Councils publish each year.

The course looked at:

  • Understanding of the financial planning and control process at their council.
  • Understanding the structure of their council’s financial planning and control reports.
  • Begin to formulate lines of questioning on key local issues and concerns highlighted through their review of these key council documents.

Course materials and outline

Course materials:

Slides Reviewing the Big Three 2023


Written by Ian Fifield, this guide for councillors is also useful reference guide for officers wanting to understand local government finance.

LGA – Councillor work – finance for non-finance portfolio holders/cabinet members

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Our finance training is part of our Build your own curriculum, which includes training on:

  • communication essentials
  • being an effective councillor
  • management fundamentals (for new or existing managers).

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