Mastering Your Financial Environment

Mastering Your Financial Environment
To enrol into this course please navigate to the Upcoming courses page on the IPAA NSW website and search to see if the course is available. If there are no available courses please contact the IPAA NSW Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au

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


The course covers the state’s financial framework, budget cycle and appropriation mechanisms, performance planning and reporting tools, internal control requirements (including Treasurer’s Directions), cost analysis and management and financial forecasting required to master the financial environment. The key elements of the course include understanding the application of the NSW Financial Management Framework, learning about the application of costing techniques for decision-making, and becoming confident in budgeting and forecasting financial performance.

Learning Outcomes


  • Apply the NSW Government’s Financial Management Framework in managing scarce resources
  • Describe the NSW Government’s budgeting and appropriation mechanisms
  • Marshall and deploy resources to deliver on organisational goals
  • Plan and budget for the financial resources required to deliver on organisational goals
  • Read, analyse and act on financial reports and monitor financial performance
  • Assess financial and operational risks and establish effective, efficient and appropriate internal controls
  • Understand and apply costing techniques for decision-making
  • Prepare forecasts of financial performance

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


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

Business Enablers: Finance

  • Apply strategic management of financial and budgetary compliance and governance responsibilities within the organisation.
  • Define organisational directions and set priorities and business plans with reference to key financial indicators.
  • Anticipate operational and capital needs, and identify the most appropriate financing and funding strategies to meet them, through direct provision or purchase of services.
  • Ensure that the organisation informs strategic decisions with appropriate advice from finance professionals.
  • Establish effective governance to ensure the ethical and honest use of financial resources across the organisation.
  • Actively pursue financial risk minimisation strategies, plans and outcomes for the organisation.


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.
 

Terms and Conditions
Online Events

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Payments

Payment must be made either in full online at the time of confirming purchase or 14 days from the date of the invoice.
Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. 

Payments - Online Events

If you have an outstanding invoice for the event, you will not receive a link to the live event. 

Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the course start date — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 7–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–6 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event 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, provided that nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days before course/event start date; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

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


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