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Managing and being responsible for public funds is one of the most important tasks of a public sector manager, particularly in the current environment where budgets are constrained and in many cases reducing. This is an area of skill and knowledge that cannot be taken for granted, as many public sector managers will have had no formal training in this area. It is an ideal practical text to assist managers become more effective and efficient in the way in which they undertake budget management. The outcome being improved value for money services which benefit the whole community. This book is one of a series of books entitled "Essential Skills for the Public Sector". Its target readership is any person in the public sector who manages a budget. It covers the process of devolvement; preparing budgets; controlling and monitoring budgets; understanding financial information; and the link between management and financial responsibility. The style of the book encourages self-development and continuous improvement with the inclusion of skill based exercises, and practical self-assessment activities. The style is simple, easy to read, and accessible to staff at all levels within an organisation.
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Table of Contents

Devolving the Budget;Setting the Budget;Budgetary Control;Financial Management Information;Management and Financial Responsibility

About the Author

Jennifer Bean and Lascelles Hussey are highly experienced consultants with an excellent track record of working with non-profit and public sector organisations. They are both UK Chartered Accountants and hold Masters in Business Administration. Their expertise is in taking business principles and best practice and applying them to public sector organisations in a practical way.

Reviews

"I think this is an excellent book. So many of the issues I come across in my role are thoughtfully addressed. Well done to the authors." -- Brett A. Childs Finance Training, NZ Ministry of Social Development; "This book is a popular title and has been used by many organisations and individuals. It is included on some university reading lists and should be available in all library catalogues."-- HB Publications

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