Charity finance for non-financial managers

This course will provide you with increased confidence and greater ability to review and assess your organisation's financial health. We will look at basic financial tools to help you to monitor resources, make better decisions for your organisation and communicate with financial professionals including your treasurer, finance officer or accountant.


Date 9 June 2017
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1


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By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the core financial documents that a charity must publish
  • understand the way accounts are presented
  • explore the key reporting areas of financial management and control
    read management accounts
  • understand the role and responsibilities of a treasurer and the role of all trustees in relation to the finances of the charity.


NCVO Conference Suite

Kings Cross


N1 9RL

Where are we?

Who should attend?

Those who feel they would benefit from a better understanding of their charity’s finances and accounts. This course is suitable for people who have little or no knowledge of finance.

Who runs it?

Howard Exton Smith has over 20 years' experience as a consultant, facilitator and coach specialising in personal and organisational development, governance and performance improvement.

Howard likes to make his sessions as practical as possible so he tries to give participants exercises to bring out certain issues rather than just tell them. And, he comes from a background in general management and as a former chair and trustee, he likes to think that he has been in your shoes and seeks to demystify the language, build your confidence and encourage you to form good, cooperative relationships with your finance people.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. We also offer a 30% discount for NCVO members.


  <£5m£5m or more
NCVO members £195 £345
Non-members £280 £495


How to book

Not quite what you are looking for?

You may be interested in our three-day Certificate in Sustainabie Fundraising Strategies course or our one day course on Writing Successful Bids.

If you are a trustee and want to focus on your financial responsibilities as a trustee then our Financial Intelligence for Trustees’ course will be of interest.

Contact us

Any questions please contact the training team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 020 7520 2587.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

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