Financial Management for Decision Makers

Financial Management for Decision Makers is a one-day workshop that will empower you to make decisions that lead to financially sustainable, value-for-money outcomes based on a thorough understanding of financial risk, reporting, and governance.

The workshop combines class discussions with practical exercises, giving you the opportunity to apply the techniques you learn in a real-life context. The material is presented in an easy-to-understand manner and contextualised for the public sector.

Topics covered

  • Financial governance frameworks
  • Financial reporting requirements
  • ‘True and fair’ declarations
  • Three-way financial statements
  • Financial sustainability
  • Financial risk management techniques
  • ‘Value for money’ frameworks
  • Efficient and effective asset management
  • Evaluation of value-adding opportunities
  • The interrelationships between financial statements, good financial decisions, and prudent and efficient asset management

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for decision makers and finance staff who are responsible for financial reporting, financial risk management and/or project evaluation. No knowledge of the topics is assumed; participants with prior experience may find the workshop useful to refresh and extend their knowledge.

The QTC Education Program is only available to Queensland Public Sector Employees (this includes employees of the Queensland Government, Queensland government departments, local governments, statutory corporations, and other entities to the extent they have an association or are related to the State of Queensland) and QTC employees. By registering for a workshop or webinar, you acknowledge that you are a Queensland Public Sector Employee. QTC/UQ reserves the right to unenroll any person that is not a Queensland Public Sector Employee or QTC employee from any workshop or webinar in the Education Program. If you are unenrolled from a workshop or webinar you will be entitled to receive a full refund of any workshop fees paid.



At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to understand:

  • the key drivers of financial risk management and financial sustainability
  • financial risk and sustainability issues
  • what a good financial governance framework looks like.

In addition, participants will be able to:

  • understand and interpret the financial statements of corporate entities
  • monitor an entity’s progress toward sustainability
  • ask proponents of new initiatives the right questions at the right times
  • deliver value-for-money outcomes for stakeholders.

Practical exercises

Participants will work together to analyse their own organisations’ financial reports as they learn how to interpret statutory financial information. They will also gain an understanding of the questions that should be asked and the tools that can be used to improve an entity’s financial performance.

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Continuing professional development

Completion of QTC Education Program workshops may be recognised for the purpose of continuing professional development hours for members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Governance Institute of Australia, and other professional bodies and associations.

Request this workshop

Financial Management for Decision Makers can be delivered as a tailored workshop. Our tailored workshops are contextualised to your sector and designed to address your specific organisational needs.

Contact the QTC Education Program team on 1800 974 551 or to discuss your organisational requirements, and your tailored workshop options. We encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter for alerts on upcoming workshops and online webinars.

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