Skip to content

Organisation Description

HB Publications is an expert provider of finance and management skills to the public and non-profit sectors. Our services are delivered worldwide through books and e-books, online assessments, self-development materials, training and consultancy. We have delivered training and consultancy services to hundreds of clients in the private and public sector.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Budget Setting; Management and Control

    Training Course | HB Publications/HB Consulting

    HB Publications/HB Consulting

    This course is targeted at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have to take budget management extremely seriously; particularly in the current climate of budget reductions and increasing demands on public sector services. Budget Management is now an integral part of general service management and therefore required across all areas of service within the public sector. It is increasingly becoming an essential knowledge area for most management positions. The course covers all aspects of budget setting; management and control; including key techniques such as variance analysis and commitment accounting.

  • Managing Budgets in the Public and Non Profit Sector

    Online Course | HB Publications/HB Consulting

    HB Publications/HB Consulting

    This course will assist managers in monitoring and controlling budgets. It focuses on the importance of delivering objectives with the funds available; and achieving value for money. We provide budget holders with tools and techniques to manage budgets effectively; particularly if they have a non-finance background. We explain terminology; and set out best practice processes and procedures; and provide ideas to manage more difficult budgets. We also cover basic monitoring techniques such as variance analysis; commitment accounting; projecting outturns; and budget drivers. This comprehensive course is designed to develop skills and knowledge in this most important area.

  • Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services

    Online Course | HB Publications/HB Consulting

    HB Publications/HB Consulting

    This is a self-development programme in the area of costing and pricing public sector services. It is aimed at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have to understand the cost of the services they have to provide. This is important to ensure they achieve value for money from the resources under their control. Calculating the unit cost of a service enables the manager or budget holder to monitor efficiency and effectiveness. Costing and pricing is particularly relevant for services that are being charged for; or are being compared with other public and private sector providers.

  • Finance for Non-Financial Public Sector Managers

    Online Course | HB Publications/HB Consulting

    HB Publications/HB Consulting

    This is an innovative approach to self-development of skills and abilities in the area of finance. It is aimed at public sector managers who are non-financial professionals who have financial responsibilities and would benefit from an understanding of financial accounts. This programme covers financial terminology and the key financial statements; the income and expenditure account and the balance sheet. The current public and non-profit sectors have to ensure they are viable and the principles of accounting assist managers understand their organisation’s financial position.

  • Managing the Devolved Budget

    Online Course | HB Publications/HB Consulting

    HB Publications/HB Consulting

    This is an innovative approach to self-development of skills and abilities in the area of managing budgets. It is aimed at public sector managers (and those working in a non-profit environment) who have responsibility for managing and controlling budgets. These managers are often non-financial professionals who have to manage budgets as part of their overall management responsibilities; or within their job specification. The programme aims to improve the financial competence of learners in the area of managing budgets and to enhance both the underpinning knowledge of the subject and the ability to practically implement budget management techniques in the workplace.