Financial Management and Budgeting Fundamentals

Increase your confidence with finance and performance decision making.

  • Confidently understand financial and management accounting reports.
  • Apply knowledge to effectively use your organisation’s financial information.
  • Read and interpret financial reports and make key decisions regarding costs, revenues, profitability and management.
  • Understand the importance of non-financial performance indicators.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Simplifying the major accounting terms you need to know.
    • How to read and interpret financial reports.
    • What financial accounting reports can tell you (and what they can’t).
    • How management accounting can help you.
    • How to identify key performance indicators.
    • Performance evaluation including budgeting basics.
  • Should I attend?

    Ideal for people with a limited financial background who need to know the basics of budgets and financial documents for their work.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will learn and apply key finance and budgeting principles.

    Your exploration of the tools, concepts and techniques used by finance professionals will enhance your ability to communicate effectively with accountants.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your new skillset will streamline conversations between finance and non-finance people, bringing greater productivity to project discussions around budgets and finance.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
This course was very interesting and never dry, dull or boring.past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Writing for Decision Making or Finance for Non-Financial Managers.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing