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Budgeting for Clerks and Finance Staff

This session is seasonal and held in the autumn when budgets are set

Course content

  • When to start the budget-setting process

  • The role of the Responsible Financial Officer and councillors in preparation of the budget

  • How to go about preparing the budget and setting the precept

  • Budget monitoring

  • The importance of internal controls and a councillor’s role in this process

The tutor is an experienced, practising Clerk/RFO with many years of successfully managing council budgets.