Financial Professional Development Program Review

By Tim Duhamel, Stephanie Porter

A full review of the Bloom financial professional development program, and highlights of the six key streams of professional development required for municipal finance.

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Course Content

Covers the six key streams of professional development required for municipal finance:

  1. Leadership/Management – and how it is essential for municipalities to be successful
  2. Budget – how developing new strategies and budgeting methods in today’s challenging economic climate is crucial to ensuring long term financial sustainability
  3. Reporting – an essential function for all municipalities, learn about the financial reporting requirements in the municipal reporting framework
  4. Treasury/Risk – how treasury management ensures that money is properly managed, tracked and accounted for
  5. Audit – develop an understanding of the audit cycle and timeline, with an overview of key milestones and deliverables in the Audit stream
  6. Technical/Skills – how having a wide array of skills is critical for today’s municipal financial officer

Course Info


Price:Complimentary

PD Credits: 1.5

Updated: June 11, 2020

Duration: 1:34:45


Course Synopsis

Finance Professional Development Program Review

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Stephanie Porter is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and

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Course Description

A full review of the Bloom financial professional development program, and highlights of the six key streams of professional development required for municipal finance:

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Learning Outcomes

Learn about the six key streams of professional development required for municipal finance:

  • Leadership/Management – Leadership is often misunderstood but is essential for municipalities to be successful!  For a municipality to reach its goals, leadership must be well understood and exercised at all levels of the organization.

  • Budget – Today’s economic climate has become extremely challenging for municipalities.  Developing new strategies and learning new budgeting methods to prepare for and overcome financial challenges is crucial to ensure long term financial sustainability.

  • Reporting – Financial reporting is an essential function for all municipalities.  The financial state of operations, capital projects, surplus and debt are just a few examples of financial reporting requirements in the municipal reporting framework.

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Who Should Attend?

Any municipal financial professionals and senior executives from small, medium, or large municipalities.

All municipal financial officers will benefit from having a fundamental understanding and core knowledge of all financial processes.

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