Courses are typically attended by 10 to 12 people and there’s plenty of opportunities to discuss issues relating to your group. Lunch is included in the fee for full-day courses.
Most courses take place near to Ladbroke Grove tube station, London W10 5XL.
Excel for Financial Management (half day)
This session will give you an introduction to the Excel skills you may need in small charities and community organisations, and help you get the most out of the Six Steps for Better Financial Management course or its individual modules.
We run the course whenever we have enough participants to take part. Phone 020 8969 0747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register an interest.
Here is some more information and details of prices.
Other course descriptions are given below. Currently, there are not any courses running.
Financial administration / Six Steps to Better Financial Management (Five days)
A five-day course (or modules can be taken individually).
How to write a budget and prepare a cash flow, set-up and maintain a simple bookkeeping system, administer petty cash, reconcile the books with a bank statement and produce a finance report for a management committee that analyses expenditure against the budget.
To achieve a level 3 (A level) Credit4Learning Open College Network Certificate, participants must attend all 6 (5 days) modules.
Preparing budgets and cash flow (one day)
How to prepare a small budget. What are indirect costs, direct costs, contingencies? How does a cash flow work? Will break even analysis help your organisation? Budgets are used for grant applications and your internal financial control.
Basic bookkeeping (one day)
Setting up a simple bookkeeping system, choosing analysis column headings and their relationship to the budget, filing invoices and records of income, cheque signatures and controls, bank reconciliation, petty cash imprest system and cash income. Designed for small organisations.
We encourage people who registered to attend basic bookkeeping to also attend Bank Reconciliation and Petty Cash.
Bank reconciliation (half day, 9.50am)
Bank reconciliation checks the accuracy of your cash book entries and bank statements. The module can be taken by itself or as part of basic bookkeeping.
Petty cash (half day, 1.50pm)
The imprest system, choosing column headings, changing the size of the float, accounting for cash income, controls to prevent fraud.
Finance reports for management committees – Management Accounts (one day)
Producing a receipts and payments account from the bookkeeping system, comparing this statement to the budget, analysing variances and producing a statement of current assets and liabilities.
Final Accounts (one day)
You will learn how to turn a receipts and payment account into an income and expenditure account by bringing in accruals, including creditors, debtors and prepayments. The statement will also analyse restricted funds. You will also produce a balance sheet including depreciation of fixed assets.
Finance for Non-Financial Managers (One day)
This course will take you through the financial cycle. From setting objectives and budgeting to preparing annual accounts, with particular emphasis on comparing actual income and expenditure with budgeted income and expenditure as a management tool.
QuickBooks, Computerised Accounts (two days)
For organisations with turnovers over £100,000. You must be used to using a computer and have experience of bookkeeping on a regular basis.
We run QuickBooks courses quarterly when we have a minimum of 5 (five) participants.
SAGE Line 50, Computerised Accounts (two days)
For organisations with turnovers over £100,000. You need an understanding of double-entry bookkeeping which can be gained through Pitmans or your local College of Further Education. You must be used to using a computer and have experience of bookkeeping on a regular basis.
We now run Sage courses monthly or quarterly when we have a minimum of 5 (five) participants.
Understanding Annual Accounts / Introduction to Charity Accounts (half day, 9.50am)
If you have to make sense of charity accounts, and/or explain them to others, then this is the course for you. It will enable you to identify the different components of your annual report and accounts; interpret the funds position of your organisation; determine the overall financial position of your organisation and translate accounting terms into plain English.
Training during your Trustees’ meetings can be arranged. Phone: 0208 969 0747 to discuss a bespoke course for your trustees.
Full Cost Recovery (FCR) and Pricing – Full day
An accounting process by which you learn the real cost of a project including overheads, like management time and office resources. It is part of project accounting and financial modelling. It will help your organisation to make better decisions, better use of resources, be more focused, fund core costs use absorption costing for small bids and argue the case for higher levels of funding.
Finance for Trustees
Training during your Trustees’ meetings can be arranged.
The role of trustees, understanding budgets, finance reports, understanding your annual accounts, full cost recovery and pricing, the financial implications of contracts, insurance and other risks, etc.
Phone: 0208 969 0747 to discuss a bespoke course for your trustees.
Here is some more information and details of prices.
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