Financial Management

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 two-day course is aimed at providing an overview of these areas of finance.

Commences:
31 March - 1 April 2020 | 26-27 May 2020
Duration:
Two Days

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. 

Commences:
19 May 2020
Duration:
One Day

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

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:
19 March 2020 | 28 May 2020
Duration:
One Day

This one-day course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of how an Irish Local Authority sources their income to fund day to day expenditure and capital expenditure. The course will also provide participants with an appreciation of how the budget process works in a Local Authority and an understanding of the Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet of a Local Authority. Finally, the course will examine the role of internal and external audit in a local government context.

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

The Board Members of a public body must ensure that there is not only robust financial reporting processes in the organisation which they govern, but also that there is a sound system of internal control in place in the organisation.  While all Board Members are unlikely to be financial experts, they are collectively accountable for the statutory accounts and meeting other relevant reporting and disclosure requirements.  The Public Body Financial Governance for Senior Managers workshop will assist Board Members and other Senior Executives to understand the key concepts and issues which arise in the review of the financial reports and systems in a public interest body.

Commences:
25 February 2020
Duration:
Half Day
Application Deadline:
February 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 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.

Commences:
13 February 2020 | 21 May 2020
Duration:
One Day

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