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
  • Managing your cash flow
  • Budgeting
  • Preventing fraud and abuse
  • Internal controls
  • Audits and relationships with auditors
  • Understanding industry changes and trends

Recommended participants: Staff who may be in middle management positions with fiscal management responsibilities or those who are ready to develop fiscal management skills in preparation for career advancement. This course is also appropriate for local council & area finance volunteers.

The course fee is $250.00 (2018) & $300.00 (2019) and participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

If you have registration questions, please contact Cecilia Williams at cecilia.williams@scouting.org or 1-972-580-2575.

Registration

DATE

LOCATION

SESSION TIMES 

August 26-28 
(Prior to Top Hands)

(Capacity reached)

Hilton Washington (same hotel as Top Hands)
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm 

September 18-20 

Northeast Illinois Council Service Center
Highland Park, Illinois 

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to NOON 

November 6-8, 2018

Grand Canyon Council Service Center
Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to NOON

DATE

LOCATION

SESSION TIMES 

February 26-28, 2019

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Service Center 
Tampa, FL

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

April 30-May 2, 2019

Garden State Council 
Rowan Scout Training Center 
Westampton, NJ

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

June 18-20, 2019

Buckeye Council Service Center 
Canton, OH

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon

August 11-13, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel (Prior to Top Hands) 
Dallas, TX

Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 4 pm

October 22-24, 2019

Cascade Pacific Council Service Center 
Portland, OR

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am to Noon