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Public Sector Financial Management

Wed, January 20, 2021 - Mon, June 14, 2021 (8:00 am - 12:00 am)


About the Course

The lifeblood of every organisation is good Financial Management.   Efficient and effective use of the financial resources in achieving organisational objectives is of paramount importance to the success of a programme or project and the basis of building sustainable organisations. This requires that both programme and finance officers get themselves acquainted with financial management skills and knowledge that will enable the project to succeed. Emphasis on excellent programme implementation without sound financial management skills and knowledge has resulted in good programmes either being discontinued requires financial accountability.

Course Objectives

This five-day course has been structured to cover key skills and knowledge needed in effectively managing the finances. It is aimed at strengthening the financial management skills and confidence of programme staff to integrate good financial management systems into operations management; and manage and control financial resources more efficiently and effectively.

Summary Outline

  • How to achieve good practice in financial management – key principles and frameworks
  • Building and using effective budgets – including project and donor budgets, and cash flow forecasts.
  • Budgeting and accounting for central support (‘core’) costs
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet – how to make sense of annual financial statements
  • Monitoring and controlling budgets – preparing and using budget comparison reports
  • Safeguarding our assets – internal control systems and procedures
  • Managing the audit process

Who should attend?

  • Finance Managers and Officers interested in developing their financial management skills and knowledge to improve finance systems and support for program staff.
  • Non-financial officers and managers who want to improve practice in financial planning, control and reporting;

Ticket Information

Public Sector Financial Management (In-person)



Public Sector Financial Management (Virtual)



Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - Friday, January 22, 2021

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, March 15, 2021 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 - Friday, June 18, 2021

12:00 am - 12:00 am

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