Webinar with John Somerset: Practical financial governance for independent schools

lady enjoys webinarJoin us for a webinar about financial governance for independent schools.

Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021

Time: 10am – 11am

The webinar will be led by John Somerset and conclude with a 30-minute Q&A session. John has more than 30 years' experience in chartered accounting and operates a financial benchmarking survey for non-government schools in Australia and New Zealand.

Our Finance Manager will also be available to respond to questions about the financial information required in new school applications.

It is highly recommended that applicants for new school registration attend this event and also seek independent financial advice for technical guidance specific to their application.

How to join us

The event will be delivered online through Webex.

Each attendee must register through Eventbrite:

When you register, you'll receive an email from Eventbrite that explains how to access the event on the day.

You can also use Eventbrite to submit questions in advance of the session.

What to expect

The webinar will cover specific information about school financial viability and sustainability, including:

  • ensuring financial resources to deliver courses, service debt and invest in buildings and equipment
  • maintenance of adequate working capital (cash reserves)
  • five-year budgets
  • reporting.

A more wide-ranging presentation about school financial governance was delivered in 2020. It is available to watch on our website at any time:

How to prepare for the briefing:

Before attending, please:

If you have any questions about the briefing, contact us: