Course Details

Module 4 - Financial Management and Reporting

Duration: Half Day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar 


Target Audience

Elected Members and council staff



‘Financial Management and Reporting’ is the fourth module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements.

The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members.

Every council member must meet these requirements within the first 12 months of their four year term. The Standard also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting to ensure competency.

This module explores the responsibilities of good financial governance for Council and elected members. In this session elected members will gain a better understanding of their leadership role in long term financial and asset management planning, setting rates and monitoring budgets.



David Powell has over 35 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant including 25 years in Big 4 accounting firms with 10 years as a partner.  He consults to clients in a range of industries on IT audit, risk management, internal audit, probity and corporate governance.


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at
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