Strategic Financial Planning for the Public Sector is one of a series of books entitled “Essential Skills for the Public Sector”. It promotes the importance of strategic financial planning and how this can have a dramatic impact on financial monitoring and control, as well as assisting the organisation to achieve value for money. The areas covered include financial planning processes, risk analysis, resource management strategies, income generation and cost benefit analysis. The book is designed to give managers, particularly those responsible for financial decision making, ideas to maximise the use of their financial resources and meet the organisation’s long term financial goals. There are worked examples and practical exercises which allow the theory to be put into practice, encouraging self-development and continuous improvement. The style is simple, easy to read, and accessible to staff at all levels within an organisation. It is an essential addition to a manager’s toolkit of skills and knowledge.