Budgets and Financial Management for Non-Financial People

In-House Training


Those responsible for managing projects with constraied budgets who need to identify and deal with budgetting issues including setting of budgets.


This course will include coverage on:

  • Overview of Public Finances
  • Embedding Financial Management Skills in Government
  • Accounting Basics
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Governance
  • Roles of Members, Managers and Accountants
  • Devolved Financial Management
  • Preparing Budgets
  • Cost Centres, Subjective Analysis and Profiling
  • Preparing Capital Programmes
  • Financial Regulations and Standing Orders
  • Budgetary Control and Monitoring Management Accounts
  • Practical Exercises in Budgeting
  • Final Accounts
  • Using Financial Information Systems
  • Linking Budgets to Policy
  • Budgeting for Value for Money


How to better understand factors affecting budgets and how to control them to keep projects in budget.

Who Should Attend

Non-Financial Managers, Local Councillor, Board Members or anyone else involved/intrested in Budgetting and Financial Management in the public sector who are not responsible for the accounting but who must still understand it!

Copeland Council Centre - where Adrian Waite gave a presentation of ‘Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector for Non-Financial People’ to Members and officers of the Council.

As Strategic Director of Copeland Borough Council in the 1990s, Adrian wrote the Outline Business Case for the Private Finance Initiative project that resulted in the Copeland Council Centre being built. It houses the headquarters of Copeland Borough Council and the offices of partner organisations including the Copeland Housing Association.

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

To find out what feedback we have received from people who have already attended our courses, please click HERE

For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or

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