Finance in Local Government Intensive


Covering all aspects of local government finance this one week intensive residential program 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


Benefits for the Delegate

Participants will leave the intensive with a deeper understanding of finance within their council, and the practical skills they need to apply this to their role. 


Benefits for Council

Council can expect their participants to be enabled to return to work with the skills they need to aptly monitor and guide the finance function of their council. 


  Monday, 18 March - Friday, 22 March 2024
   9.00 am to 5.00 pm

 Member: $3,850 

 Non-Member: $4,650

Centre for Professional Development
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst NSW 2795

 Contact:  The Conference and Events Team
 Phone:  02 8297 1202

[email protected]

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Our Local Government One Week Intensive Residential Programs have been developed to enhance your knowledge and skills working in various functions of council. They are designed to be practical with presenters sharing their knowledge and insight to advance productivity, skill and professional development. An additional benefit from successfully completing two Intensive programs, Charles Sturt University is offers students credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience (8 credit points), or any other eligible Postgraduate Business Course offered with Charles Sturt University (up to 8 credit points assessed on application). 

The Local Government One Week Intensive Residential Program topics are Finance, Governance, Workforce Planning, and Integrated Planning and Reporting.

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