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Provided by: Finance Training

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IN PERSON - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting


This is a classroom version of the Budgeting 1: Introduction to Budgeting held at Greenwich House - All delegates will need to bring a laptop (docking stations, monitors, external keyboard and mice will be available in the room)

Please note - there is no parking available at Greenwich House. The Madingley Park and Ride is a 15-minute walk and the Universal Bus stops on Madingley Road.

This session introduces the theory and practice of budgeting, looking at why and how budgets can be set. Group exercises are used to prompt discussion around the types of costs that should be included in a budget and decision making when setting budgets.

The session will give an overview of the budgeting process in the university and then focus in more detail on practical tools for day-to-day budgeting.

Note: This session does not cover the detailed budgeting and rules relating to individual research grants.

Target audience

This session is designed for University staff involved with setting or managing budgets and financial targets.

  • Understand why we set budgets
  • Explain the University’s budgeting timetable and decision making process
  • Setting budgets
  • Analyse a budget report and explain why overs/under spends occur “variance analysis”

3 hour classroom session with some pre-course reading

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