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Finance Training

Schools Financial Services offer a wide range of training solutions to meet your financial management needs.

Regular group training courses are offered in training centres across Kent.

Bespoke training can be tailored to provide expert knowledge and guidance on a 1:1 or small group basis and delivered at your school.

Training courses are offered to finance staff, Headteachers and governors and cover skills areas such as Budget Setting and Monitoring; Strategic Financial Management, Financial Controls, Senior Leaders and more.

Our suite of e-learning programmes is now available on CPD Online

Courses include Schools VAT, Financial Controls and the Scheme for Financing Schools, compliance and fraud, with more to follow.

Training Courses 2019
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Strategic Finance

  • Strategic Financial Management in Difficult Times
  • Embedding Finance in the School Improvement Plan
  • Improving the Quality of Budget Monitoring
  • Financial Management and Controls
  • Senior Leaders.

Budget Planning Software

  • Introduction to BPS
  • Budget Setting with Workshop
  • Budget Monitoring.

FMS6 Training

  • Introduction to School Finance
  • FMS6 Accounts Payable
  • FMS6 Accounts Receivable
  • FMS6 Healthcheck
  • FMS6 User Defined Reports
  • FMS6 Closedown for Beginners
  • FMS6 Closedown.

Academy Finance

  • Understanding Academy Finance.

Governor Training

  • School Finance - The Role of the Governor
  • Academy Finance - The Role of the Governor
  • Governor Body Training.

Finance Information Groups
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Schools Financial Services host finance update meetings for Kent maintained school bursars and finance staff at venues across the county. These are delivered by Schools Financial Services on behalf of Kent County Council to ensure that schools are aware of their financial responsibilities as well as providing all the latest updates and information needed.

Course booking
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CPD Online is the system used for booking all of our training courses.

For details and to book your place, search for our finance courses on CPD Online, search for 'finance' in the key word search.

A minimum number of delegates are required for Schools Financial Services to run courses.

Terms and conditions
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Course places are allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis and can only be booked on CPD Online. Please identify any special dietary requirements or needs. You will receive email confirmation of your course place once you have booked.

We reserve the right to cancel courses if they do not meet our minimum number of delegates. Individuals who fail to notify Schools Financial Services of a cancellation 14 working days before the course date, or do not attend a course they are booked on, will incur a cancellation charge. This charge will be £100 for a full day and £50 for a half day.

Please see The Education People website for full details of all the services we offer.

To discuss your specific training needs, please contact Schools Financial Services on 03000 41 54 15 or email