Budgets, Cashflow Forecasting and Management Accounts
This course is aimed at those who have the responsibility for managing, organising and governing the financial resources of any small business – particularly charities, not-for-profits and those businesses that are project based.
We look at what a budget is, how to create a budget, how to calculate your resources in line with your objectives, what information to include and how to manage unrestricted and restricted funds (for those organisations that have to manage different pots of funding).
We learn when and how project budgets are used, what to include in a project budget, define direct and support costs of projects and how project budgets can support funding requests.
We look at what a cashflow forecast is? How to create one? Why is it so important and what does it tell us. A template is included for you to use.
What are management accounts? Why are management accounts useful? How do you present manaagement accounts and how are they used?
If you are a bookkeeper, admin support worker, a manager who has the responsibility for managing the finances or a trustee or treasurer and you want to understand these ideas and concepts better – then this course is for you. No previous knowledge is assumed, and we’ll look at jargon and terminology and take you through making a budget, understand a budget step by step. We create a cashflow forecast stpe by step.
If you have the responsibility for reporting back to funders and you NEED to understand what you’re doing at work or in a voluntary role – this course is for you.
Your course tutor runs a bookkeeping service, and has been studying, working in or teaching this material since 1996. She has a 1st class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing and an MSc in Investment Management and is online daily to answer any questions or queries that you might have.