Covering all aspects of local government finance this one week intensive residential course will benefit new finance managers, senior accountants and accounting officers or anyone with a financial background wishing to expand their knowledge of local government finance.

The course will be presented by professionals from within the industry who are recognised specialists in their field and provide your staff with vital industry knowledge and guidance to progress their career. Ideally participants will have attained a formal undergraduate qualification in an accounting related discipline or have the equivalent in prior learning.


Who Should Attend? 



This course is open to everyone working in the local government sector and will be of particular interest to: 

- Newly appointed finance professionals
-  Managers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of finance within their council
- Local government professionals with an interest in finance



Course Registration Fees



 LG Professionals Member 
 $3,350.00
 Non-Member   $4,355.00
All prices include GST





Finance in Local Government One Week Intensive 2021 - Course Outline


 Monday, 26 April 2021
 9.00am - 10.00am  Welcome
 10.00am - 11.00am  Local Government Finance - An Overview and Big Picture 
Richard Sheridan, Director Finance and Governance, Cumberland Council (Presenting Online)
 11.00am - 11.30am Morning Tea
 11.30am - 1.00pm Long Term Financial Planning 
Haillie Ryzak, Director Strategy & Corporate Services, Blue Mountains City Council
 1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
 2.00pm - 3.00pm Local Government Revenue - Rates
Dennis Gooley, Revenue Manager, Lithgow City Council
 3.00pm - 3:30pm  Afternoon Tea
 3:30pm - 5:00pm  Office of Local Government - Legislative Framework

Sarah Gubb, Senior Performance Analyst, Office of Local Government
Tuesday, 27 April
 9.00am - 11.00am  Integrated Planning and Reporting
 Jo Ruffin, Strategic  and Social Planning Coordinator, Berrigan Shire Council
 11.00am - 11.30am   Morning Tea
11.30am - 1.00pm  Local Government Taxation Matters
Kevin Smith, Director of Technical Services, Australian Tax College
 1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
 2.00pm - 3.30pm Financial Statement and End of Financial Year Checklist
Tony Pizzuto, Business Development Manager, LG Solutions
 3.30pm - 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
 4.00pm - 5.00pm   Accounting for Assets, Liabilities, Equity and Preparation of Balance Sheet
Tony Pizzuto, Business Development Manager, LG Solutions
 Wednesday,  28 April 
 9.00am - 10.30am   Asset Management 
Geoff Paton, Assets Manager, Blayney Shire Council
 10.30am - 11.00am  Morning Tea
 311.00am - 12.00pm   Insurance 101
Keely Autrey, General Manager NSW, JLT Public Sector
 12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch
 1.00pm - 3.00pm  Fair Value in Accordance with the Australian Accounting Standards
David Edgerton, Director, APV Valuers and Asset Management
 3.00pm - 3.30pm  Afternoon Tea
 3.30pm - 4.30pm  Financial Implications of Workforce Planning
Thursday, 29 April 
  9.00am - 10.30am  Best Practice Water and Sewer
 10.30am - 11.00am Morning Tea
 11.00am - 12.30pm  Local Government Revenue - Grants and Other Contributions
 12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch
 1.30pm - 3.00pm Foundation of a Good Accounting System
 3.30pm - 4.30pm Debt Collection 
 Friday, 30 April 
 9.00am - 10.30am Audit Process and Requirements
Aanika Grant, Crowe Australasia 
 10.30am - 11.00am Morning Tea
 11.0am - 1.00pm Exam 

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