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 
 Non-Member   $4,355.00
All prices include GST

Content Covered

During this five day residential course we will cover:
  • Local Government Finance - An Overview and Big Picture
  • Fair Value in Accordance with the Australian Accounting Standards
  • Foundation of a Good Accounting System
  • Integrated Planning and Reporting
  • Local Government Revenue - Rates
  • Local Government Revenue - Grants and Other
  • Local Government Revenue - Development Contributions for Local Public Infrastructure
  • Debt Collection
  • Best Practice Water and Sewer
  • Local Government Taxation Matters
  • Asset Management
  • Accounting for Assets, Liabilities, Equity and Preparation of Balance Sheet
  • Financial Implications of Workforce Planning
  • Long Term Financial Planning
  • OLG - Presentation and Code Update
  • Financial Statement and End of Financial Year Checklist
  • Audit Process and Requirements

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