Published accounts are the backbone of the accountability and reporting system used in the public, semi-state and private sectors. The information contained in these reports is critical for those charged with the responsibility of monitoring agency performance. However, this information is only useful where it can be interpreted accurately and in the correct context.
Understanding the Financial Reports of Public Bodies is a one-day course that is designed for those who need a basic knowledge of the principles of the financial reporting system, from the nature of the information that goes into published accounts, to understanding what it is the statements actually report. This course will take participants through the structure of the financial reporting process and, in addition, will provide the tools that are necessary to assess and interpret what it is the published accounts are saying about the organisations performance.