Essentials of Financial Governance for Charity Trustees: Dublin - 25 October 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
25 Oct 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmelite Community Centre - 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2
Price details: 
Member Price: 55 Euro / Non-Member Price: 85 Euro
Financial Governance 25 Oct

Book now for this conveniently scheduled evening event that will get charity trustees up-to-speed with their financial governance role and responsibilities.

To book this course: go to the bottom of the page, select the appropriate option and click 'add to cart'.

SKU: EVT181796
Course details: 

A specially designed evening session to get charity trustees up-to-speed with their financial governance role. This session caters for trustees of all backgrounds - you do not need any prior financial know-how to attend this event.

Over the course of this interactive session you will explore the essential principles and practices of robust financial oversight for boards. You’ll identify the key questions that trustees should ask in order to assure themselves of financial compliance. By the end of the session you’ll have an overview of the necessary policies and procedures that charities and social enterprises need to have in order to protect their financial assets.

Participants will be able to

  • Understand the financial governance role played by trustees
  • Outline the essential principles of good financial governance for nonprofits
  • Identify key strategies that trustees can use in order to maintain financial compliance.

Please note that tea/coffee and sandwiches will be available at the venue from 5.30 to facilitate participants attending after work.

Facilitator: Brendan Lenihan, Navigo Consulting 

Brendan Lenihan

Brendan Lenihan is Managing Director of Navigo Consulting which specialises in strategy, business planning, governance and change. He is a Chartered Accountant and a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.  

His previous career experiences include being a Partner with Andersen (with whom he worked in the US and Ireland) and also holding executive roles in industry including as Group Finance Director of a multinational property company and also in one of Ireland’s largest nursing home operators.

He has held a number of non-executive roles in charities and not-for-profits, including currently as a Board Member and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Good Shepherd Cork, which provides emergency accommodation, residential care, support and education to homeless and vulnerable women and children, has an annual operating budget in excess of €2m and is undertaking significant capital projects. 

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Feedback from Attendees of The Wheel's Finance/SORP Workshops:

"As a charity ,we would be lost without the support from The Wheel.Well done today on a very informative session on SORP!" - Rainbows Ireland

"My first time attending one of these sessions. Certainly a good introduction for me, very helpful as a beginner in understanding what will be expected of non profit organisations." - J. Godden, Alone
"Checklist document was excellent as was the Information Pack." - C. Cowan, Drogheda Women's and Children's Refuge
"I found the presentation very informative, the notes were very good and will provide good reference material back in the office." - T. McCloskey, McCloskey & Co

Governance Code

The Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations in Ireland. All community and voluntary organisations should make themselves aware with the Code.

This new Code has been developed by the sector and for the sector, with the express purpose of enabling CVC organisations to achieve the highest standards of governance in the running of their organisations.

Who Should Attend: 

Board members of charities (Charity Trustees) or those considering joining the board of a charity.

How to Register: 

To book this course: go to the bottom of the page, select the appropriate option and click 'add to cart'.

Registration on the day from 5.45pm.

Course contact details

01 454 8727

Members of The Wheel receive reduced rates on events.