What is the best way to protect your organisation from fraud, loss or misuse of funds? Learn how to defend yourselves against poor financial practise on our financial safeguards course.
24 October 2019, Cardiff - Delivered through the medium of
This course provides an overview of the responsibilities held by
managers or trustees with specific involvement in voluntary sector
financial administration and how to protect your organisation from
financial loss or misuse.
How confident are you that your financial controls and policies
are thorough, robust and appropriate? Over the past few years
charities have received extensive media coverage for their
financial slip-ups, but what can we learn from the mistakes of
All charities require effective financial policies and
procedures to enable staff and volunteers to work safely and
effectively and reduce the risk of mismanagement or misuse of
This course will give you the opportunity to learn what can and
has gone wrong elsewhere so you can review your current practices
and establish good practice.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Give examples of the financial problems that can arise.
- Explain the procedures required for adequate and appropriate
financial controls within charities.
- Provide examples of good practice in relation to financial
- State the policies that should be in place for effective
financial management of a charity.
- Review existing policies against an organisational policy
- Understand legislative factors impacting on financial controls
Who this course is for
This course will be beneficial to any trustee, director, or
finance worker of a voluntary organisation
About the trainer
Shirley David BA Hon., Dip HE, MILM is a management consultant
and trainer working exclusively in the voluntary sector.
Following diverse management experience in both civil service and
finance sectors she managed a hospice at home service before
launching Business & Employment Support & Training in
1998. B.E.S.T works with registered charities and voluntary
organisations across Wales to provide training and consultancy
services covering finance, personnel and general governance
Consultancy projects have included finance reviews, project
evaluations and personnel reviews, as well as independent
examination of accounts and one-to-one mentoring. Shirley
David is also a registered QuickBooks Proadvisor for both desktop
and online products.
Training courses developed and delivered to the sector include
Charity Financial Management, Charity Personnel Management,
Legislation and Volunteer Management, People Skills (Handling
Difficult Behaviour), SORP Accounting, Basic Bookkeeping, Finance
and Risk Management, Trustee Training and Disability Equality
Training. Shirley is also qualified to level 3 in British
Sign Language and has delivered courses specifically for Deaf
people, including Customer Care for the British Deaf
Shirley has been involved in voluntary work herself all her
adult life including a variety of trustee roles within charities
such as Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services and
Pembrokeshire Sibling Group. She is currently acting as a
voluntary Communication Support Worker with the Sign and Share club
in Pembrokeshire and is also involved in volunteering with her
local church youth activities.