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Wed 22 Feb 2023
09:30 - 12:00

Venue: Via MS Teams

Provided by: Finance Training


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Virtual - Budgeting 1: Introduction to budgeting

Wed 22 Feb 2023

Description

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.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 22 Feb   09:30 - 12:00 09:30 - 12:00 Via MS Teams Max Smith
Objectives
  • 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”
Duration

2.5 hour webinar with some pre-course reading

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