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Building, Prioritising and Managing Your Budget

Building, Prioritising and Managing Your Budget

Friday 23 October 2020 (9:00am-5:00pm)

Via Adobe Connect interactive virtual workshop

Professional & Associate Member $675
Affiliate Members $775
Non Members $875



If you are a NSW public sector employee, then you are eligible for Affiliate membership free of charge. Click here to join.


This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au for a quote.


Course Overview

This course focuses on enhancing learners’ skills in planning and budgeting to maximise the use of scarce resources. It provides learners with an opportunity to better understand the planning drivers and key assumptions that underpin budget development and the key tools to be applied in allocating, monitoring, managing and forecasting budget outcomes. It includes understanding the alternative approaches to budgeting and budget models, linking planning to budgeting, and identifying the planning variables and assumptions that need to be documented in order to set the budget.


Learning Outcomes

  • Link entity level budget to the NSW State Budget process
  • Describe the role and elements of the entity level budget and identify the key budget elements — revenues, expenses, OPEX, CAPEX and cash flows
  • Identify the planning variables and assumptions needed in allocating the budget
  • Phase or roll the budget — allocating the budget across the year and rolling the budget forward into future years
  • Evaluate traditional budgeting approaches and finetune traditional budgeting to support agile decision-making
  • Develop key indicators to monitor budget performance and budget management strategies
  • Analyse and evaluate actual to budget performance and provide feedback on proposed corrective actions
  • Identify implications and corrective actions for significant variations from budget, including reforecasting the budget.

Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom

Our virtual classroom consists of a facilitator teaching the class to students who are dialled in remotely to the class session. Presentation slides and other digital files can be presented during the training session using the Adobe Connect platform and the student may either focus on these resources or the facilitator. 

To enable connection, you will require the following set-up:

- Sufficient internet connection – Adobe connect is successful on a 4G network. Any network better than 4G will enhance the student’s experience;
- A PC with a web-camera, microphone and the capacity to run the Adobe connect application to allow the facilitator to better interact with students in the same manner as a traditional classroom; and
- Sufficient sized monitor or screen 

Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Adept to Advanced level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:


Business Enablers: Finance


  • Understand impacts of funding allocations on business planning and budgets, including value for money, choice between direct provision and purchase of services, and financial implications of decisions.
  • Identify discrepancies or variances in financial and budget reports, and take corrective action where appropriate.
  • Seek specialist advice and support where required.
  • Make decisions and prepare business cases paying due regard to financial considerations.


Results: Deliver results


  • Identify resource needs and ensure goals are achieved within budget and deadlines.
  • Identify changed priorities and ensure allocation of resources meets new business needs.
  • Ensure financial implications of changed priorities are explicit and budgeted for.
  • Control output of business unit to ensure government outcomes are achieved within budget.


Course Materials

All course materials (including the workbooks) will be made available through our digital learning space, Illuminate. Your Illuminate access details will be provided 7 days prior to the course date.


Enquiries: For more information on our learning programs, please contact the IPAA NSW Learning Team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au.

When
23/10/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where
Via Adobe Connect NSW AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.
 

Terms and Conditions
Payments

Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. Please contact an IPAA NSW staff member if an exception is required.

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Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the event – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the event – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by an IPAA NSW staff member
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the start date – no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 6-10 business days of the start date – 50% of the fee is payable
  • Cancellation received less than 6 business days prior to the start date – 100% of the fee is payable
  • No show – 100% of the fee is payable
  • Registrations received less than 6 business days prior to the start date are non-refundable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend and event or course, 100% of the fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full.
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty if nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days prior to the course start date. Transferring from a member to a non-member will result in a fee increase in line with the non-member course fee.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
We may in our discretion waive cancellation charges in exceptional circumstances, but we will not waive cancellation charges on account of work commitments.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration fee will be refunded.

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