Public Sector Finance

This finance course builds a foundational understanding of finance and accounting enabling managers to meet their financial responsibilities more confidently. In this finance course you will gain an understanding of key public sector finance legislation, regulations and policies. This finance course will establish a baseline knowledge of key financial terminology, concepts and conventions. The three key financial statements will be demystified, allowing you to confidently interpret the financial performance of the organisation and assess potential risks.

Taught over eight hours, participants will cover a range of content including some of the following:

  • The importance of financial acumen for managers and executives
  • Financial statements such as income statement, profit and Loss statements (P&L), balance sheets and statement of cash flows
  • Classification of transactions as assets, liabilities, income and expenditure
  • Key legislation and regulations and policies in public sector finance and accounting
  • The role of financial control in your organisation’s governance system
  • The role of financial controls in ensuring compliance and fraud minimisation

By the end of this public sector finance course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Working knowledge of public sector finance and accounting
  • An understanding of the key financial statements and how they interact with each other
  • An understanding of the fundamental financial principles and key financial terms
  • Greater familiarity with all the elements of financial planning, forecasting and budgeting
  • An understanding of how to evaluate and prioritise investments that support your organisation’s strategies using capital budgeting techniques

This social planning and community development course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities and will be delivered online, via a live video link.


Delivered Online