Financial Management

The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting.

The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making. The skills and knowledge that students develop in this module are crucial in performing the finance professional roles of steward, enabler and innovator and underpin much of the activity associated with the business partner role.

The Financial Accounting Module provides an introduction to accounting theory, ethics, bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements, which are all fundamental to the stewardship role performed by finance professionals in modern organisations.

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Commences:
19-20 October 2020
Duration:
14 Days over 9 Months
Application Deadline:
October 2020

A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that all financial data is captured and that the final accounts can be relied upon and fully reflect all that has happened in any organisation. Double entry bookkeeping is a widely used system of recording transactions and provides the basis for many IT based accounting systems.  The Accounting Fundamentals course will examine in detail the whole bookkeeping process from the beginning of a transaction through to the preparation of a trial balance and will consider journals and corrections. It will also consider how the bookkeeping process sits within an accrual accounting or cash reporting framework.  This is a Specialist-Led Online Course that is designed for those who need a working knowledge of the principles of the double entry bookkeeping system.

Commences:
28 September | 23 November 2020
Duration:
Four and a Half Hour Online Course

Accounting for Civil Service and Vote Funded Bodies is a one-day interactive course that will provide a greater understanding of and familiarity with the various elements of Central Government Accounting and its role within the financial management systems.

Commences:
2 October | 2 December 2020
Duration:
One Day Online Course

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.

Commences:
24-25 September | 19-20 November 2020
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

The Data for Non-Finance Managers is a two-day course provides introductory level instruction on statistics for finance and financial management decision making.  Understanding data and the science behind data analysis has become a very important element to financial decision making.  This short specialist-led online course is aimed for those who wish to start a data science journey to decision making.

Commences:
17-18 September | 12-13 November 2020
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

The Introduction to Cost Analysis for Non-Finance Managers course situates the theory of costs within the context of scarcity and choice for decision making.  Taking an economic principles approach, this online course will review different types of costs, identify behaviours, economies and diseconomies of scale, short-run and long-run decisions.  Following completion of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the economic principles which drive cost based decision making.

Commences:
1 October | 1 December 2020
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

The Introduction to Cost Forecasting for Non-Finance Managers course complements the introduction to cost analysis course and should be taken with prior knowledge or having completed the previous course.  Sometimes, cost forecasting is considered as much an art as it is a science.  However, decision making demand a framework for forecasting.  The delivery outlines some basic forecasting techniques used in cost forecasting.

Commences:
1 October | 1 December 2020
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

Demand and Supply Analysis for Non-Finance Managers is a one-day online course that provides introductory level instruction on the economic principles of demand analysis.  The knowledge gained in this course creates the building block for cost benefit analysis understanding and the economic principles course for Non-Financial Managers.

Commences:
8 October | 8 December 2020
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Economic Principles for Non-Finance Managers in the Public Sector is a one-day online course that anchors the participant with the basic economic principles which drive the presence of government in the marketplace.  In particular, the content below address some of the issues of Cost Benefit analysis contained within the Public Spending Code.

Commences:
7 September | 5 November 2020
Duration:
One Day Online Course

The Risk and Uncertainty in Investment Appraisal for Non-Finance Managers course is directed toward individuals who have a background in the basic principles of finance and wish to consider risk within the context of the Public Spending Code.  The course will introduce the concept of risk identification and quantification, the capital asset pricing model and risk premium.  A practice exercise will be conducted in the area of sensitivity, and scenario analysis, expected value and a basic Monte Carlo simulation.

Commences:
22 September | 10 November 2020
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

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