Fiscal Management I

Fiscal Management 1 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.

The course fee is $150.00 and participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

2015 DATES



March 24-26

ScoutingU—Westlake Campus, Westlake, Texas

This session will start at 9:00 am on March 24 and end at noon on March 26

April 28-30

Idaho Falls, Idaho—Grand Teton Council Service Center

 This session will start at 10:00 am on April 28 and will end at noon on April 30

May 17-19

Atlanta, Georgia—prior to the National Annual Meeting

NOTE: This session is not being held at the National Meeting site but will be hosted by Atlanta Area Council at their Service Center.

This session will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 17 and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday May 19

July 21–23

St. Louis, Missouri—Greater St. Louis Council Service Center

This session will start at 9:00 am on July 21 and end at noon on July 23

August 16–18

ScoutingU—Westlake Campus, Westlake, Texas - prior to Top Hands

This session will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 16 and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday August 18

October 13–15

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania—specific location to be determined

This session will start at 9:00 am on October 13 and end at noon on October 15

November 3–5

Phoenix Arizona—Grand Canyon Council Service Center

This session will start at 9:00 am on November 3 and end at noon on November 5