Financial Management

A critical component of the Public Spending Code is the financial analysis which supports your projects / programmes.  The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has provided two excel files to guide the financial analysis for proposals / projects / programmes under €1 million and over €1 million. This training delivers a workshop to help participants navigate and populate the financial analysis templates.  In addition, the course aims to develop the skills and knowledge of the participants in investment appraisal tools and techniques to support a financial analysis.

This programme, Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis, builds on our general Public Spending Code course and attendance is recommended at that course prior to taking this programme.

Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This online course is delivered over two sessions, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm and 2:30pm. It will be remotely delivered through MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts. 

Scheduled Dates:

  • 24 October 2022
  • 14 December 2022

Commences

24 October 2022 | 14 December 2022 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that the Public Spending Code: Introduction to Capital Projects course is completed prior to this course.

Duration

One Day Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €360 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.

Progression

Further Public Spending Code Courses are also available:

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The Programme

A critical component of the Public Spending Code is the financial analysis which supports your projects / programmes.  The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has provided two excel files to guide the financial analysis for proposals / projects / programmes under €1 million and over €1 million. This training delivers a workshop to help participants navigate and populate the financial analysis templates.  In addition, the course aims to develop the skills and knowledge of the participants in investment appraisal tools and techniques to support a financial analysis.

This programme, Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis, builds on our general Public Spending Code course and attendance is recommended at that course prior to taking this programme.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis, you will be able to:

  1. Navigate an introduction to financial mathematics together with practical Investment Appraisal methodologies 
  2. Identify and measure cashflows, calculate the net financial impact and incorporate bias, risk, and uncertainty
  3. Identify a cashflows and counterfactual case of a project / programme
  4. Discuss common mistakes in financial appraisal

Course Content

Students of this Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis course will be guided through the critical understanding of the time value of money, which supports financial analysis projections (compounding) and the present value of projects / programmes (discounted cashflows).

Cashflow will be analysed through different methodologies, such as payback / discounted payback method, net present value, benefit / cost ratio, international rate of return, and modified internal rate of return.

Discussion on sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis will also be reviewed in this session.

Course Leader

This course will be delivered by Dr. Deirdre Bane, Senior Finance Specialist at the IPA.

 

 

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