Understanding Financial Reports of Public Bodies

Area:
South Dublin City
Price: € 450 (discount rate available for IPA Corporate Members)
Duration: One Day
Type:
Job Skills and CPD, Workshops
Times:
9:30am-5:00pm on course dates (weekdays)
Schedule: 03/10/2019

Course description

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.

This one-day course 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.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Framework of Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting Principles
  • Annual Financial Statements
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income & Expenditure Account; and
    • Cash Flow Statement
  • Assessing the reliability of information in published financial statements
  • Analysing published statements
  • Interpreting the analysis

Venue: Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 TC62

Fee: The cost of this one day programme is €405 per person for Corporate Members of the Institute and €450 per person for others.


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