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This free workshop has a focus on enabling you to become confident with finance terminology and to understand the linkage between effective financial management and your business strategies.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to structure a business to ensure best practices in financial management are embedded into everyday operations, including:

  • How to understand financial reports
  • What is the Chart of Accounts and is yours poorly designed?
  • The importance of Cash Flow projections and management.
  • What your Balance Sheet show you about the business.
  • Understanding your Profit and Loss report.
  • Using financial reports in business decision making including exploring the importance of budget processes and financial forecasting.
  • Protecting the business with internal controls.
  • Introducing accountability through reporting.
  • Identifying typical financial risks for SMEs.
  • Exploring the linkage between financial management and delivering on future plans and strategies.


Launceston TAS

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

8:15am - 1:00pm (local time)

CoWork Launceston

Level 1, 93 York Street

Launceston TAS 7000

Melbourne VIC

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

8:15am - 1:00pm (local time)

Ai Group

Level 2, 441 St Kilda Road

Melbourne VIC 3004

Sydney NSW

Thursday, 24 May 2018

8:15am - 1:00pm (local time)

Holroyd Centre

17 Miller Street

Merrylands NSW 2160

Brisbane QLD

Friday, 25 May 2018

8:15am - 1:00pm (local time)

Ai Group

202 Boundary Street

Spring Hill QLD 4000


Bernadette O'Connor

Management Governance Australia

Bernadette founded Management Governance Australia (MGA) in 2014 to focus on facilitating organizations to successfully navigate rapidly changing business environments.

As Executive Director, MGA, Bernadette O’Connor, draws on over 15 years (1998 – 2013) experience as Chief Executive Officer of three companies (Victoria & NSW) specializing in education and training (RTOs), employment services, apprenticeship services and disability services, and a further 15 years’ experience in designing and managing the delivery of local responses to the development needs of business and individuals.

Developing an understanding of your legal responsibilities as a Director, Owner and/or Manager.This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs' Programme in collaboration with Ai Group.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses.

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