Financial Fundamentals for Local Government

9:30am to 4:30pm (both days)
Finance and Accounting Officers and other Council Officers with financial and management accounting responsibilities.

Course Overview:
This two-day course will provide participants with an awareness and broad understanding of a smorgasbord of topical issues facing Local Government finance staff in South Australia.
The topics to be covered include:
    - audit committees
    - internal auditing
    - GST/FBT
    - efficiency and economy reviews
    - linking long-term financial plans to other strategic management plans
    - project evaluation techniques
    - compliance with legislation (Local Government Act 1999 and Regulations)
    - budget reviews
    - distinguishing capital expenditure (expansion versus renewal/replacement)
    - financial indicators
    - uniform presentation of finances.