Professional Certificate in Public Financial Management
1st - 4th March 2022, Virtual Learning
'The budget is a contract between the citizens and state, showing how resources are raised and allocated for the delivery of public services' - OECD
The effective management of finances is a fundamental function for any organisation but particularly so in the public sector. Governments, under the scrutiny of the citizens they represent, are increasingly under pressure to improve public services whilst at the same time identifying ways to cut spending and increase efficiency.
This programme recognises these difficulties and ensures that participants leave the programme with a full understanding of effective financial management in the public sector - including budgeting systems, auditing, preparing financial statements and tracking expenditure. This programme has also been designed with the view that there is no 'off the shelf' budget methodology; different organisations require different approaches and this programme will analyse a number of methodologies, comparing their strengths and weaknesses so participants can make an informed decision as to which is most suitable for their organisation.
The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to: