Financial Management

Financial management arrangements, financial reporting and accounting are three key and evolving areas for managers and staff within Government Departments and vote funded bodies. The main objectives of Financial Management include; (i) ensuring sound financial administration and the stewardship of public funds, (ii) ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and internal control systems, and (iii) providing clarity of financial accountability and responsibility throughout the organisation.

A key part of the accountability and compliance obligations relate to the financial reporting regime and the accounting standards, processes and procedures which are fundamental to the accuracy and integrity of financial and internal control systems. Accounting within a civil service environment can differ, in a number of important respects, from the accounting regimes practiced in the private sector or commercial environment, although the underlying principles remain the same.

For existing and new staff within the civil service and vote funded bodies, this one-day interactive course will provide a greater understanding of and familiarity with the various elements of Central Government Accounting and its role within the financial management systems.

Accounting for Civil Service and Vote Funded Bodies

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Key Facts

Commences

23 October 2018

Application Deadline

October 2018 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

One Day

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €405 for corporate members of the IPA, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Financial management arrangements, financial reporting and accounting are three key and evolving areas for managers and staff within Government Departments and vote funded bodies. The main objectives of Financial Management include; (i) ensuring sound financial administration and the stewardship of public funds, (ii) ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations and internal control systems, and (iii) providing clarity of financial accountability and responsibility throughout the organisation.

A key part of the accountability and compliance obligations relate to the financial reporting regime and the accounting standards, processes and procedures which are fundamental to the accuracy and integrity of financial and internal control systems. Accounting within a civil service environment can differ, in a number of important respects, from the accounting regimes practiced in the private sector or commercial environment, although the underlying principles remain the same.

For existing and new staff within the civil service and vote funded bodies, this one-day interactive course will provide a greater understanding of and familiarity with the various elements of Central Government Accounting and its role within the financial management systems.

Who is this for?

For existing and new staff within the civil service and vote funded bodies, this one-day interactive course will provide a greater understanding of and familiarity with the various elements of Central Government Accounting and its role within the financial management systems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the structures and functions of public sector finance, particularly the estimates and budgetary process.
  • Have greater awareness of the role of key stakeholders including - Department of Finance, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Comptroller & Auditor General, Public Accounts Committee.
  • Have a greater familiarity and knowledge of accounting and finance in a Vote Funded environment.
  • Have examined relevant sectoral financial reports and financial statements.
Course Content

Accounting for Civil Service and Vote Funded Bodies will cover the following areas:

  • The Estimates Process
  • Financial Management arrangements
  • Principles and framework of Accounting
  • Cash and Accrual Accounting
  • Government Accounting systems
  • Appropriation Accounts and Annual Financial Statements
  • Public Financial Procedures
  • Role of the key stakeholders in the process
Course Leader

This course will be delivered by one of our experienced Finance Specialists, Noreen Fahy and Majella Malone.

 

 

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