Finance for Non-Finance Managers

South Dublin City
Price: € 450. Discounted rate available
Duration: one day
Job Skills and CPD, Workshops
Schedule: TBC

Course description

Finance for Non-Finance Managers 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 course is aimed at providing an overview of these areas of finance.


The course will specifically deal with the following issues:

– an awareness of the role of the finance function in the organisation

– an understanding of financial reporting practices and techniques

– an understanding of the principles and concepts of costing and budget preparation

– an understanding of budgetary control and how to interpret a budgetary control report

– an overview of control and audit issues and the roles of external, internal and value for money audit.

Course Topics include:

– Financial Management roles and responsibilities

– Financial Reporting – concepts, principles and the cash and accruals basis of preparation

– Interpreting the Financial Statements and evaluating the entities performance

– Costing and Budget Preparation

– Budgetary Control – comparing actual expenditure to budgets

– Appraising Capital Investment

– Audit and Control

Dates, Venue and Fees

Date: 11 – 12 September 2019 | 11-12 November 2019
Venue: This course will take place at the Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62.
Fee: The cost of this course is €810 for corporate members of the IPA, and €900 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

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