There is a growing social and regulatory drive for public sector organizations to provide performance reporting that can be used to assess the delivery of organizations’ strategies. This pressure comes not only from government in its oversight capacity
but from all interested key stakeholders.
Integrated Reporting introduces a business approach to reporting in the public sector that fully embraces stakeholder inclusivity and the critical need for financial, economic, environmental, social and governance sustainability.
Public sector organisations already publish a extensive range of data on their broader impacts and performance. One of the key opportunities (and challenges) for public sector organisations is to use integrated reporting to understand and clarify
the connectivity of all of this information, with the aim of presenting a more complete and coherent picture.
The program answers questions such as:
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Increasingly the public sector and government seeks to show leadership in the area of sustainability to the wider public sector, businesses and citizens. This not only means setting and meeting goals for its own reporting, operations and procurement,
but also sharing the wider public sector practice and lessons learned.
This course provides an overview of the principles and practices sustainability accounting and reporting. The course will draw on published frameworks and guidance materials detailing minimum reporting requirements for central government bodies and
public sector entities. The key sustainability reporting areas that the course will introduce are:
The 2-day course contains reviews emerging trends in the development of sustainability accounting and reporting in the public sector. The core of the course is its provision of a high level overview of the major international sustainability reporting
standardisation initiatives such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)- Sector Supplement for Public Agencies.
The course will also introduce the guidance published by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) for audit institutions on sustainable development.
The course will review how sustainability reporting in the public sector compares with the private sector.
Financial management is a core competency for service line managers in the modern public sector. Many service line managers receive little or inadequate training in this competency and some may even be in denial about their important role in
managing financial resources. The consequences of poor financial management can seriously harm the financial stability of the service, availability of future funding, ability to deliver services, team morale and relationships between the
service and the finance team.
This 4-day course will develop competencies in financial management providing the knowledge and practical application skills to enable you to:
Learning points are explained in clear, simple language and are illustrated with real-world examples. Application is through problem solving and discussion of case studies. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from each
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A recent report from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) on the UK public sector found that over a third of organisations did not have effective mechanisms to manage risk. As public sector organisations come under increasing pressures
globally to reduce costs and improve accountability and performance, effective risk management and coordination with a strong internal audit function are critical to their success and survival. This course offers an overview of the elements of
a successful integrated risk management approach by reviewing best practices in public sector risk management and Internal Audit, from the adoption of enterprise risk management to the implementation of standards issued by the Institute of Internal
Auditors (IIA) in the day-to-day operation of the internal audit. Topics covered include why use enterprise risk management, approaches to enterprise risk management used by the public sector and recent updates, the IIA standards to be implemented
as best practice; managing the internal audit function, risk assessment and evaluation of internal controls design and testing their operating effectiveness. We will also cover in overview the documentation process for conducting Internal Audit
assignments, elements to be included in the working papers and how findings are reflected in the audit report. The course also examines how to structure an Internal Audit Department and the various skills needed with changes in the public sector
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The course is split into 11 modules across 8 days. Each module builds on the previous one with a series of case studies and exercises testing the delegates understanding of the issues. The course culminates with a module which brings all
the other modules together by focusing on the need to communicate financial information, and the impact of that information, to other people who do not necessarily have a detailed understanding of finance.
Successful completion of the course will provide delegates with much of the knowledge and many of the skills to help them to move into senior Public Sector roles in the following areas:
Registration fee for this unique event includes: