Getting to Grips with Finance – new edition for 2016
This newly revised edition of Getting to Grips with Finance is available to Leadership Foundation members in both digital and hard copy. Since its original publication in 2009 this has been one of our most popular publications in the Getting to Grips series. Members can pre-order hard copies for delivery - please email, your name, the number require, and a delivery address to our mailing house in Suffolk as follows: Jade Biginton, E: email@example.com
What’s it about?
Designed primarily with governors in mind, the publication will also be an informative guide for anyone keen to get a good basic understanding of how higher education finance works.
This update has been produced in association with the Committee for University Chairs and the professional representative body for finance staff in higher education, BUFDG. It covers everything from: governing the institution’s finances; where the money comes from; where it goes; key elements of financial management; accountability rules; working with management; and much more.
As with the other publications in the Getting to Grips series it’s in an easy-to-read format that can be dipped into as needs be, and includes ‘self-challenge questions’, suggested tasks, and thought-provoking dilemmas that provide key learning points. We do of course understand the specifics in each university will be different in this hugely diverse sector and readers are of course encouraged to discuss themes and issues with their clerk/secretary to the board or finance director.
For those looking for more on finance issues, the publication also includes active hyperlinks (online edition only) and references on where to go to find more detailed and specialist finance information.
The Getting to Grips series
The whole Getting to Grips series can be found online here. It includes editions on: Audit; Estate and Infrastructure; Human Resource Management; Risk; Academic standards, quality and the student experience; Internationalisation; Research and knowledge transfer; Being a new governor; Information and communications technology; and Procurement.
More from the Leadership Foundation
New for 2016: our first senior leadership development programme for non-finance specialists, Building Legal and Financial Capabilities and there is also a considerable finance element to Leadership Matters, our new programme for senior women in higher education.
We also have a full programme of events for governors and those interested in governance: