Financial Management

Finance for Non-Finance Managers within the Public Sector is a two day online course that is intended to provide an overview of the main aspects of finance confronting an increasing number of individuals in public service organisations.  Devolved financial management responsibilities have led to a redefinition of many roles and the establishment of many budget holders.  This has led to an increased need for people with an understanding of financial reporting, management accounting and control and audit.  This is a Specialist-led online course which is aimed at providing an overview of these areas of finance.

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course has been modified for online delivery. 

From September it will be a two day online course that will be divided into two sessions per day (10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:30pm) with breaks. It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

Scheduled Dates^ and Times:

  • *27 August 2020 (9:30 am - 11:00 am, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00pm)
  • 24-25 September 2020 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:30pm)
  • 19-20 November 2020 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:30pm)

* Please note change of date from previously advertised 6 August 2020. 

^Please note dates may be subject to change.

Commences

27 August 2020 | 24-25 September | 19-20 November 2020 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Two Day Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this online course is €375 per person (August) and €720 per person (from September to be confirmed).

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

Finance for Non-Finance Managers within the Public Sector is a two day online course that is intended to provide an overview of the main aspects of finance confronting an increasing number of individuals in public service organisations.  Devolved financial management responsibilities have led to a redefinition of many roles and the establishment of many budget holders.  This has led to an increased need for people with an understanding of financial reporting, management accounting and control and audit.  This is a Specialist-led online course which is aimed at providing an overview of these areas of finance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Finance for Non Finance Managers Course, participants will have:

  • an awareness of the role of the finance function in the organisation
  • an understanding of financial reporting practices and techniques
  • an understanding of the principles and concepts of costing and budget preparation
  • an understanding of budgetary control and how to interpret a budgetary control report
  • an overview of control and audit issues and the roles of external, internal and value for money audit
Course Content

The Finance for Non Finance Managers will cover the following areas:

  • Financial Management roles and responsibilities
  • Financial Reporting – concepts, principles plus the cash and accruals basis of preparation
  • Interpreting the Financial Statements and evaluating the entities performance
  • Costing & Budget Preparation
  • Budgetary Control – comparing actual expenditure to budgets
  • Appraising Capital Investment
  • Audit and Control
Course Leader

The course will be delivered by one of our Finance Team: Majella Malone, Deirdre Bane and Aidan Horan.

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