Finance For Non-Finance Managers

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Those in Public Management roles must be able to strike a balance between creating public value and managing the bottom line, and sound financial management is critical to the long-term health of any public body.


Those in Senior Management and leadership positions need to be able to read financial reports accurately, ask the right questions of their financial officers and make strategic management decisions based on a solid understanding of the general business principles that apply to all public bodies.


At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.


Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • Mission, money, and impact
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Tools, frameworks and concepts in financial management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation

Who Can Attend:

This training course is designed for those in management positions who are responsible for overseeing public funds across central and local government.

Learning Outcomes:

New approaches into how participants make decisions, the consequences of those decisions and the alternative strategies that might be available to them.

Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and problems with their peers in a structured discussion where expert academics and practitioners will support them. 



10:00 - 16:00


£625 + VAT


Civil Service College, Westminster, London


Virtual 23 May 2024 Book

Face to Face 18 July 2024 Book6

Virtual 12 September 2024 Book8

Virtual 19 November 2024 Book2

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional and has held senior posts in both large and smaller organisations. In recent years, she has held a number of voluntary positions in the public sector.

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Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional having held senior posts in both large (Chief Financial Officer AstraZeneca UK) and smaller organisations.  She started her career as a graduate recruit to The Post Office before moving into the private sector with ICI and AstraZeneca.  She has held voluntary positions in recent years in the public sector including Independent Director of a housing trust.

As an independent consultant Jane has been a director of a number of start-up businesses and provided consultancy, facilitation and finance and management training to a number of large organisations.

She is passionate about the important role that Finance has to play across all organisations, the need to ensure finance issues are properly understood by non-finance specialists and to ensure financial issues are properly incorporated in decision making at all levels.

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