Finance for Non-Finance Professionals:  Understanding Financial Reports and Accounts

5 March 2020: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
JHub, 152 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1SD
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Part 1: 5th March 2020, 09:30 – 12:30     

Part 2: 19th March 2020, 09:30 – 12:30

Directors, staff and trustees of small charities often have responsibility over a number of areas of which they have little or no expertise.

On the 5th and 19th March 2020 we will be running the popular Finance for Non-Finance Professionals course: Understanding Financial Reports and Accounts. This two-part workshop has been designed for charity leaders who have financial responsibilities but no previous financial experience. It teaches the basics of accounts, financial obligations and to understand how finance and financial reporting works.

This course is unique to Pears Foundation and has been developed specifically with small to medium sized charities in mind. The sessions are delivered in small groups which means that our trusted facilitator can tailor the course to the needs of the attendees.

The course is split over two half-days, each focusing on a different area, and participants are expected to attend both parts:

Understanding Accounts:

  • Learn how to look through your organisation’s accounts and balance sheets with confidence – understand what the terminology means, who they are for, and what they could tell a funder about your charity.

Internal reporting:

  • Learn to present management information to managers or trustees in a useful and effective way and understand what should be included in a budget and why.

The course is only open to Pears Grantees and aimed at anyone with little or no previous financial experience but who have financial responsibilities in their charities and need to understand and interpret financial information. It especially suits charity directors, staff  and trustees.

If you’re interested in attending, or think a member of your team will benefit from this course, please email

Directions to JHub are available here.

Priority will be given to participants who can attend both dates.