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Financial Management & Controls (including FMS6 updates)

Event code SCH 19/514 
Event description Duration / Who Should Attend:

One full day
9:30am till 4:30pm (45 minutes lunch break)

This session is open to Local Authority (Kent) schools only. The session is aimed at school based finance staff who would like to update their knowledge of financial management and controls in accordance with the Scheme for Financing Schools and KCC’s Financial Controls.

The session will include presentations by guest speakers who are experts in their own field. The session will also include any updates on the latest FMS6 upgrade where it might affect schools.

Although this course is aimed at all finance staff there will be an expectation that delegates attending will have a basic level of knowledge/understanding of school finance.


Course Description

• There will be discussions, briefings and presentations on the following areas:

Updates on FMS6 procedures such as the use of online payment to suppliers (BACS) using FMS6, online ordering (KCS Integration), emailing purchase orders to suppliers and using the IR35 Tax Legislation before processing invoices from individuals

• Presentation on Purchasing and Leasing from Governance and Law

• Briefing on financial controls in line with some of the main areas covered during compliance visits - Payroll, Governance, Virements, Lettings, Purchase Card transactions etc.

• Presentation and discussion on Fraud Awareness by Internal Audit
Training objectives Training Objectives

By the end of the session delegates will

• Be aware of new FMS6 functions on the latest FMS6 upgrade

• Gain a better understanding of current financial management and controls in line with Local Authority guidelines

• Use information provided by experts to assist with future financial management and decisions at the school

• Network with other school finance staff

Key stages
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Subject areas School Finance
Target audience
Administration Officer / Bursar / Business Manager / Finance Officer
target audience
Qualification level
Oakwood House Hotel, Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AE map
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - Schools Financial Services
Admin contact SFS Admin (
Sue Lindgren
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information
Start date Tuesday 21 May 2019
Times 9.30 - 16:30
Number of sessions 1