I wrote previously about the work I do for Ibba Girls Boarding School in South Sudan and the trip I made to the school in February 2015 to recruit a new finance manager. The school is (almost entirely) funded by a UK charity, the Friends of Ibba Girls School (FIGS), and it is important to FIGS that the school has high standards of probity and governance to go with the high quality education. That’s why the school is willing to employ a finance manager whose primary job is to manage the school’s cash on a day to day basis.Read More
I enjoyed being at the CIPFA Audit Conference earlier this week. Here are my presentation slides.
At rather short notice I have agreed to speak at the upcoming CIPFA Audit Conference in York on 22 May. I'm not a specialist in audit but fortunately my topic is broader than that: the financial and performance challenges facing the public sector. I've some ideas about what I want to say already but the preparation of a 40 minute talk will take me probably ten times that (and I'll do it the Presentation Zen way).
Back in November I gave a presentation to a conference of police authority treasurers and police force finance directors about strategic partnerships in policing and I posted my slides here. In that presentation I tried hard to make sure that my comments were balanced, giving both the positive messages that advocates of private sector involvement would make and the counter-arguments. As a result of having some time on my hands I've boiled down my presentation into a one pag document which you are welcome to download. Can a SP save money
It's been ages since I last wrote a post for this blog. The last one I write mentioned I would talking at a couple of events organised by CIPFA. I was asked to talk about my experience of making budget savings and that meant I spent much of my time pointing out what doesn't work. That said, I think the sessions went well. I certainly received nice feedback.
I've made a small QuickTime movie of the slides I used for those sessions in case anyone wants to see them or even download them.
I will try to get back into the swing of writing on this blog more often since there is plenty happening in terms of public sector finance as organisations face up to reducing their budgets for 2012/13. Perhaps I'll write about that next.