The summer is always a quiet time for SINTO training events and given the weather we have been having that is probably a good thing! However, planning is underway for the autumn season. This kicks off with Financial skills for librarians on the 11th September. The aim of this is to equip delegates with the basic understanding they need to undertake a first line financial management role in their library.
It is a broad generalisation but I suspect that most librarians are literate rather then numerate. When it comes to dealing with a budget for the first time many of us will experience anxiety. In many cases we will be operating within procedures set out by the finance department of our organisations but this course will explain the basic principles and jargon. It will cover payments to suppliers, dealing with income and understanding VAT.
The course is presented by Larraine Cooper, an independent trainer specialising in training and development in business planning, financial awareness, costing and pricing, budgetary control, budget setting techniques and management skills
This course will help anyone new to budget responsibility and will be a refresher and confidence booster for anyone who finds this aspect of their job challenging. For further details see the SINTO web site.