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Principles of Finance

4 July 2023 @ 10:30 am 5:00 pm

Empower your arts organisation with financial knowledge: learn the principles of finance in just one day

Course Introduction

Are you an arts professional or decision-maker in a UK arts organisation seeking to build a solid financial foundation? Do you want to learn the fundamentals of finance to enhance your organisation’s financial performance and stability?

Introducing our one-day course on Principles of Finance for UK Arts Organisations! This comprehensive, practical course is designed to equip you with the essential financial knowledge and skills needed to confidently navigate the financial landscape of the arts sector.

What You’ll Learn

After this intensive one-day course, you will:

  • Understand the financial language of business
  • Recognise the importance of planning, control and decision making.
  • Know how to prepare a simple budget
  • Better understand financial information
  • Gain a better understanding of how your budgets fit into a wider organisational structure.
  • Feel confident to talk about budgets and understand financial jargon

Course Highlights

  • Expert-led instruction from seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the UK arts scene
  • Real-life case studies and examples to bring financial concepts to life
  • Interactive exercises and group discussions for practical application and deeper understanding
  • Comprehensive course materials, resources, and templates to support your ongoing success
  • Learn as a peer group with other arts professionals

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • Arts professionals new to financial roles or decision-making
  • Executive directors, artistic directors, and general managers seeking a solid understanding of finance
  • Anyone looking to enhance their financial knowledge within the UK arts sector


Mahmood Reza is an experienced working accountant, business advisor, tax professional and educator. He has been actively involved in the charitable and creative and cultural sectors for over 30 years, both in a working, professional and voluntary capacity and currently sits on three charity boards.


This is a hybrid course. The trainer will be attending in-person at Rose Street. There are a number of tickets available to attend in-person and a number of live online places available for those who can’t attend in-person.

EARLYBIRD – UK Theatre & SOLT Members can book before 6 June 2023*

Refunds and Cancellations

You can cancel up until 10 working days prior to the course, and receive a full refund (not including Eventbrite Fee’s, which are non-refundable). Any cancellations after this will not be refunded, but tickets can be transferred to a future course up to one year later. For full terms, please see the section below.

Terms and Conditions

By registering for this course, you agree that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions. Read the Terms and Conditions.

Accessibility Information

If you are attending in-person, please visit the UK Theatre Accessibility page on our website for detailed information.

  • Attendees who require a Carer or Personal Assistant to accompany them on the course can book a free Carer ticket by emailing events@soltukt.co.uk.
  • Ramp access at ground floor level (there is otherwise one step into the building).
  • Reception and conference rooms are located on the first floor of the building. This can be accessed by the lift or via 25 stairs. Accessible toilets are available on the first and second floors.
  • Assistance Dogs welcome throughout the building and to all events – the nearest park is Jubilee Gardens (by Embankment tube station – a 7 minute walk).
  • Hearing loop systems are available in the meeting and conference rooms.
  • Regular breaks will be scheduled throughout the day.
  • If you are attending online, closed captions will be enabled on screen.

Please email events@soltukt.co.uk if you have any additional access needs or questions.


4 July 2023
10:30 am – 5:00 pm


UK Theatre

SOLT & UK Theatre

32 Rose Street
London, England WC2E 9ET United Kingdom
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