Financial Management

In many organisations the accountability and responsibility for budget management and control has been cascaded down to individual departments, budget centres and to individual budget-holders. This creates a need for those with the responsibility for these areas to understand the financial arrangements, the process of budgetary preparation, costing systems and budgetary control reports and documents available to assist in managing the budgets.  This intensive online course is designed to provide key insights and understandings for accountable budget-holders and those who support them in fulfilling this key role.

Commences:
18 June 2020 | 14 July 2020
Duration:
Five Hour Online Course

Finance for Non-Finance Managers within the Public Sector 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:
8 July | 6 August 2020
Duration:
Five Hour Online Course

The purpose of the annual financial statements is to provide useful information about the financial performance, position and cashflows of an organisation based on generally accepted accounting practice, norms and specific sectoral requirements. These statements are key elements of the holding to account process for the performance of organisations. Understandability, credibility and relevance are among the key principles which underpin the reports.  This series of four separate webinars will focus on key sectors of the public service and examine the format, content and the levels of data and information provision within the sets of accounts. The following key sectors will be examined and assessed in a separate webinar:

  • Central Government Appropriation Accounts
  • State Bodies Financial Statements
  • Local Authority Financial Statements
  • Charities, Statement of Recommended Practice (SoRP)
Commences:
9 June | 16 June | 23 June | 30 June 2020
Duration:
One Hour Webinar

This online course will begin with a simple review of the basic finance techniques (Time Value of Money, Arithmetic and Geometric Math, Discounting, Compounding, etc.) which will be followed by an introduction to the appraisal techniques of Accounting Rate of Return, Payback method, Discounted Payback method, Net Present Value, and Internal Rate of Return.  This is a very practical application session.

Commences:
11 June | 18 June 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hour Online Course

This Investment Appraisal Techniques online course will build on existing knowledge of the investment appraisal basic application session.  A simple review of the basic finance techniques (ARR, PB, DPB, NPV, IRR) will be followed by treatment of independent and mutually exclusive events, profitability index, and modified IRR. This is a very practical intermediate application session. Content will include use of the appraisal techniques.

Commences:
25 June 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hour Online Course

This course will build on existing knowledge of investment appraisal basic application session.  The participants will be introduced to the relevant cashflows and the treatment (based on accrual accounting) of adjustments for non-cash items such as depreciation, working capital.  An overview of the timing of different cashflows will also be presented (e.g. tax payments).  Finally, this course will be completed with a case study, taking a simple example and applying the new knowledge of cashflow construction. Some prior knowledge of accounting concepts (accrual accounting, depreciation, inflation, etc.) is required here.

Commences:
7 July 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hour Online Course

This course will build on existing knowledge of investment appraisal basic application and building cashflows (1).  This session is a practical application session where a case study will be examined through the capital investment decision making process.  Consideration will be given to projects of unequal lives, working through a case study to expand the learnings.

Commences:
7 July 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hour Online Course

This course will build on existing knowledge of performance or ratio analysis.  A simple review of the basic performance (liquidity, solvency, efficiency, profitability) ratios will be applied to a simple case study.  The participants will be taken through financial analysis techniques fundamental to assessing performance.  A final report will be reviewed and critiqued by the class.

Commences:
16 July 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hours

This course will build on existing knowledge of performance or ratio analysis and reporting techniques.  A simple review of the basic performance (liquidity, solvency, efficiency, profitability) ratios will be followed by an introduction to the DuPont Method of Analysis.  The participants will be taken through the technical application of DuPont to case studies.

Commences:
16 July 2020
Duration:
One and a Half Hour Online Course

The IPA in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and also in association with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) present this CPD Seminar for Professional Accountants.  Each CPD event will address a topic of specific relevance to professional accountants and finance professionals in the Irish Public Service.

Commences:
2020 Dates to be confirmed.
Duration:
One Day

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