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Wed 2 Jun 2021
09:30 - 12:00

Venue: Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

Provided by: Finance Training


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Virtual - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting in the University

Wed 2 Jun 2021


This session covers the theory and practice of budgeting in the University, how to interpret department budget reports and understand the causes of overspends (and underspends) against budgets. The course refers closely to Chapter 3 of the Financial Procedures Manual

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 with responsibility for managing budgets and financial targets, and who control and monitor income and expenditure.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 2 Jun   09:30 - 12:00 09:30 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk Max Smith
  • 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”

2.5 hour webinar with some pre-course reading

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