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.

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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
  • Local Government Revenue - Rates
  • Debt Collection
  • Local Government Revenue - Grants and Other
  • Local Government Revenue - Development Contributions for Local Public Infrastructure
  • Integrated Planning and Reporting
  • Financial Implications of Workforce Planning
  • Long Term Financial Planning
  • OLG - Presentation and Code Update
  • Financial Statement and End of Financial Year Checklist
  • Best Practice Water and Sewer
  • Accounting for Assets, Liabilities, Equity and Preparation of Balance Sheet
  • Local Government Taxation Matters
  • Audit Process and Requirements

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