Nuts & Bolts and Finance Essentials Workshop 2018


Moore Stephens and IT Vision come together to bring you an integrated Nuts & Bolts and Finance Essentials Workshop.

This combined workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of local government accounting, starting with the basics and terminology; reconciliation processes; balance day adjustments; asset accounting; costing allocations and monthly reporting requirements while incorporating SynergySoft processes, leading to a unique combination of accounting knowledge and software ultilisation.  It will also incorporate a Q&A session after each topic to answer questions on local government finance and SynergySoft. 

Who is the Event For?

Officers with an accounting or finance focus who are new to local government (or their role) or those looking for a refresher - for example, Manager of Finance, Accountants, Senior Finance Officers, Finance Officers or similar.

Please note that some previous experience with SynergySoft is assumed for the Finance Essentials component of the workshop.

Please bring to the workshop:

  • A calculator
  • Your recent monthly financial statements (as a reference)
  • Questions for group discussion


Paul Breman - Presenter
Paul has been involved in the local government industry for over 30 years.  He has held positions at a variety of local governments in WA ranging from large metropolitan to small rural local governments. Prior to Moore Stephens, Paul's most recent position was as the Executive Manager of Corporate Services, Shire of Esperance.
Paul is a CA with an in-depth knowledge of local government accounting, management and governance practices.  He brings to the firm a rare strength of local government experience which demonstrates the firms long term committment to the industry.  His experience and "hands on" knowledge is widely recognised in the industry.  As a practitioner he is the recipient of numerous financial management awards including WA Public Sector CPA of the Year 2001.

Michelle Martin - Presenter
Michelle is a Finance Consultant with 9 years local government experience in the Financial Management and day to day operations of debtors, creditors, cashier, payroll, rates and infringements. 

She is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Jasmine Cirulis - Presenter

Jasmine is a professional trainer and facilitator with over 7 years' experience in local government.  She has experience improving business processes both in private industry and as a consultant.

She currently coordinates the Finance Consulting Team for IT Vision, specialising in end to end procurement and core financials.




Rothschild Room, Perth Zoo
Labouchere Road
South Perth, Western Australia 6151 
Paid parking is available in the main parking area on Labouchere Road, directly across from the Rothschild Function Room, Perth Zoo.  The cost of parking for the duration of the workshop will be approximately $18.00 per day.

Location Map and Directions

Additional Information

GST will be added at registration checkout.

The 10% discount has already been applied to the combined two day workshop.

Cost includes workshop manual, morning / afternoon tea and lunch.


Cancellation Policy

We understand that circumstances may arise which prevent a delegate from attending once registered.  In that instance, our policy is to accept a substitute.  In the event that cancellation of the registration is made, Moore Stephens (WA) Pty Ltd will charge a 30% fee to meet administration costs for registrations cancelled more than 9 days prior to the workshop.  No refund can be made for cancellations less than 9 days prior to the workshop.

Contact Us

Angele Grone
P: 9225 5355

Combined - Day 1 & Day 2

  • Thursday, 29 November 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Registration from 8:30 AM)
  • Rothschild Room, Perth Zoo
  • $1450.00 Excludes GST

Day 1

  • Thursday, 29 November 2018
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Registration from 8:30 AM)
  • Rothschild Room, Perth Zoo
  • $810.00 Excludes GST

Day 2

  • Friday, 30 November 2018
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Registration from 8:30 AM)
  • Rothschild Room, Perth Zoo
  • $810.00 Excludes GST