Advanced housing finance – for non-finance experts and those new to the sector – Half-day course

Housing finance can be tricky to get to grips with. Whilst the financial principles are similar to other sectors there are particular issues that all managers need to be aware of and understand.

Advanced housing finance – for non-finance experts and those new to the sector – Half-day course

Advanced housing finance This half-day virtual live training expands on the topics covered by the essential of housing finance training. Explained in straightforward language, it's geared to managers and senior staff working for registered providers or local authorities wanting to develop their understanding of financial matters.

The sessions will cover:

  • Regulation – “the Standards”
  • Budgeting and business planning including covenants
  • VfM
  • Active asset management
  • Risk
  • Stress testing
  • Financial statements.

Who should attend?

Essential for all managers, regardless of service area, wanting to develop their understanding of finance. Ideal for those new in post, new to the sector as well as everyone wanting to refresh their knowledge.

Ian Parker

Leadership and management Ian Parker

Ian Parker has worked in the public sector for 40 years. During his career he has worked in senior positions in local government and has been the Finance Director at four RPs. Ian has worked as a consultant for the last ten years and during that period has:

  • Developed HQN's VfM metric model
  • Provided advice to clients about the sector's VfM agenda
  • Undertaken in excess of 50 mock In Depth Assessments (IDAs)
  • Developed HQN's merger model.

Ian is HQN's Lead Finance Associate and in that role he provides advice to members of the Housing Finance Network and also ensures that they receive relevant news and technical updates.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing