Finance for non-finance professionals

Finance for non-finance professionals

1 December 2020 (Facilitated Online)
In-house Enquiry



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 will teach learners how to strengthen their knowledge and ability in budget and financial management in the public sector. Designed for non-financial managers who have responsibility for a budget, the course provides the financial knowledge needed to be a financially savvy manager. It gives an overview of financial and accounting concepts, language and tools to assist in managing budgets successfully.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand and explain accounting terminology
  • Understand how funding allocations are developed and how to influence them
  • Understand the rules about expenditure, including regulations and Acts governing the use of different types of funds
  • Prepare unit budgeting, including salary budget
  • Analyse financial data and deliver financial reports suited to business needs
  • Understand internal controls and monthly reporting
  • Manage across several project budgets, and identify from financial reports when allocated funds should be reallocated.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


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

Business Enablers: Finance

  • Understand basic financial terminology, policies and processes, including the difference between recurrent and capital spending.
  • 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.
  • Understand and apply financial audit, reporting and compliance obligations.
  • Display an awareness of financial risk and exposure and solutions to address these.
  • Understand delegations and act within authority levels.
  • Identify risks to successful achievement of goals, and take appropriate steps to mitigate those risks.


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
Payments

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

Payments - Online Events

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

Online Events

Only people registered to the event can access the content. Do not share login details with people who have not registered to the event

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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