Fiscal Management I

This course is designed to give council staff and volunteers a greater understanding of the fiscal management and administrative processes of a local council. The greatest benefits from this course occur when the Scout executive and accounting specialist attend together as well as the council treasurer or other finance volunteers. Due to changes in administrative and accounting requirements of not-for-profit organizations, participation in the course is suggested at least every three years.

Topics include: learning to create and evaluate financial statements without knowing debits and credits, who sets the accounting standards, interpreting your council’s financial statements, making your financial data easy to understand for board members, managing your cash flow, budgeting, preventing fraud and abuse, internal controls, audits and relationships with auditors, and understanding industry changes and trends.

The deadline for registration is three weeks prior to the start of the course. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

2014 DATES

March 11-13     Irving, Texas, National Office

This session will start at 1:00 pm on March 11 and end at noon on March 13

May 18–20 Nashville, Tennessee (prior to the National Annual Meeting)

NOTE:This session is not being held at the Gaylord but will be hosted by Middle Tennesee Council at their Service Center.

This session will start at 1:00 pm on May 18 and end at 5:00 PM on May 20

July 20–26 Philmont Training Center (NER Week) canceled due to attendance
August 17–19 Anaheim, California (prior to Top Hands Conference)
October 7–9 Boise, Idaho (hosted by Jitasa)
November 3–5 Wilmington, Delaware (prior to NER Board Meeting)