Financial Management

The responsibility for budget management and control is being cascaded down to individual Departments and Centres within Irish Local Government.  This creates a need for those with the responsibility for these areas and Elected Members to understand the financial processes, reports and documents that they are being asked to comment upon.

This half day Budget Management and Control for Local Government course is designed to provide the support needed by detailing the system of preparing budgets, the process by which actual expenditure is calculated and the control system used whereby actual and budgetary figures are compared to produce ‘variances’.  The process of analysing variances, for the purpose of explaining under or over spending is a key aspect of this course, in the same way that is the main means of effecting budgetary control in Local Government.

Budget Management and Control for Local Government

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Budget Management and Control for Local Government is a half-day course that will be delivered in one session (10:00am - 12:30pm). It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts. 

Scheduled Date:

  • 4 October 2022

Commences

4 October 2022 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Half Day Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee for this online course is €200 per person.  

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 and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

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

The responsibility for budget management and control is being cascaded down to individual Departments and Centres within Irish Local Government.  This creates a need for those with the responsibility for these areas and Elected Members to understand the financial processes, reports and documents that they are being asked to comment upon.

This half day Budget Management and Control for Local Government course is designed to provide the support needed by detailing the system of preparing budgets, the process by which actual expenditure is calculated and the control system used whereby actual and budgetary figures are compared to produce ‘variances’.  The process of analysing variances, for the purpose of explaining under or over spending is a key aspect of this course, in the same way that is the main means of effecting budgetary control in Local Government.

Who is this for?

This course is for Irish Local Government Officials with devolved budget responsibility and Elected Members who need to understand the financial processes, reports and documents that they are being asked to comment upon.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will understand:

  • the process of budget preparation and prepare a budget
  • the local government budgetary process
  • the basis on which actual expenditure is calculated and then compared against the budget to create a variance, to effect control analyse and interpret the variances on a budgetary control statement
Course Content

The Budget Management and Control for Local Government course will cover the following areas: 

  • Budget preparation
  • Budget control
  • Understanding and analysing variances
Course Leader

This course will be delivered by members of our experienced Finance Team: Dr Deirdre Bane, Majella Malone and Aidan Horan. 

 

 

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