Finance Explained

Finance Explained


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This 3.5 hour online course will demystify the fundamental accounting concepts and terminology that underpin financial reporting, enabling managers, board members and other roles without formal financial qualifications to fulfill their responsibilities with confidence.


Target Audience

This course is intended to benefit those who do not have formal financial qualifications/training. Delivered using simple language, it will give attendees a better understanding of financial terminology and reports, inc: Management Accounts, Annual Accounts, Trustees/Directors’ Report, Statement of Financial Activities, Balance Sheet and Cash-flow. Great for those in either a first-hand finance role or not, i.e board members and senior managers. This course would also be useful for administrators and general managers that minute board meetings.



The course is an informal mix of the trainer’s presentation and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and draw on their own experiences.



Jeremy Smeeth is Director of Finance and Resources at Mountview Academy, and was previously Finance Director at Southbank Centre and Artsadmin. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and began working in performing arts financial management in 1997. From 2008 to 2012 he was Director of Finance and Administration at National Theatre of Scotland. Previously he was Finance Director at Artsadmin and Finance Manager for Shared Experience, Company of Angels, International Workshop Festival, Chickenshed and the Orange Tree Theatre.



Tuesday 20 July, 10am-1:30pm


Prices and How to Book

ITC members rate: £60 (£50+VAT) (login in to access) Non-members rate £84 (£70+VAT)
Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited.
The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.


Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.