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Taking The Fear out of Finance
Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 12:30 – Sun, 26 Feb 2017, 14:30 GMT
Taking the Fear out of Finance - Finance Conference for Governing Body Members and Non Finance Staff
About the Conference
Finance can be a complex business and whilst board members don't need to understand each and every aspect of their organisation's finances, with important decisions being taken by the board around STRATEGIC PLANNING, RISK and BUDGETS it's important that they have an a sound understanding of the financial well-being of their organisation.
This weekend Finance Conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to get comfortable with complex strategic and operational finance issues in a relaxed learning environment. It will seek to demystify the language that accountants use and help you understand what questions to ask.
Over the course of the weekend, delegates will be able to ask all of the questions they have perhaps been wary about asking previously. We will take you through the regular reports you receive, highlighting the parts critical to Governing Body and Board Members giving you the confidence to ask questions and challenge effectively. Phrases such as “that’s a silly question” or “the answer is obviously…” will be banned. We also promise to use as little jargon as possible.
The weekend is hard-working, but strives to strike the balance between work and the opportunity to relax and meet up with others who are as committed as you are to the housing movement. There's also the opportunity to visit a local housing association on Saturday afternoon.
The conference will be held at the Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee. Situated in the City Centre, this modern, purpose built hotel features quay views and is close to both road and public transport links. It offers modern, well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring both a bath and separate shower. Free wi-fi is available to all guests. For your conference downtime, the shops of the city centre are close by or make use of the hotel’s excellent Yu Spa, which offers an ozone swimming pool, Japanese style hot tubs as well as sauna and steam rooms and a fully equipped fitness gym. The Spa also offers a full range of treatments and therapies. For details of all the facilities within the hotel, visit their website at www.apexhotels.co.uk and click on the link for Dundee.
Courtesy transport for this event will be provided from Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres to Dundee on Friday 24 February in time for registration and return on Sunday 26 February following the close of the event. Transport is not available outside these times. Please book via the online option or on the booking form.