4328 - Finance for Board

Date: February 7, 2020, 1:30 pm until: February 7, 2020, 5:00 pm

Event Type: Training

Venue: CHC Offices, Cardiff

Training Type: General

Member Price: £ 145

Non Member Price: £ 245

Who is this for:

This course is suitable for Board members with little (or even no) knowledge of financial statements.

Why should you attend?

Board members are expected to have a solid grasp of finance so you can best challenge the management team on finance reports, and make strategic decisions based on hard finance data.

Finance for Boards is designed to give you the essential finance knowledge to ensure you can competently meet your obligations and assist in making tough decisions.

Course overview:

1.      Key components of the accounts focusing on income - how can you tell if they drift from acceptable norms and what independent external data can you use to sense check your association's performance?

2.      Inter-relationship of the various accounting statements focusing on assets and liabilities - some jargon busting (i.e. explanation of concepts) and some more independent external data to have in your governance armoury.

3.      Governance in respect of the accounts - what are your responsibilities in signing off the accounts, what are the key judgements / variables to consider?

4.      Business Plan, Budget and Cash Flow - how these documents can assist your assessment of the accounts that you sign off.

About the trainer:

Nigel Perryman has over 30 years’ experience as a finance professional. He has served as both a Finance Director and Board Member for a range of organisations. Nigel was also formerly a Member of Council of Mortgage Lenders Social Housing Group and part of CIPFA/NHF editorial panel for the 'Housing Finance Manual'. Nigel has a proven track record as a strategic advisor and trainer who eats, breathes, and sleeps finance!


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