A highly interactive training course on

International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)

Enhancing the Quality, Consistency & Transparency
of Public Sector Financial Reporting
Coventry Academy -  International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)

Course Schedules

 29 Apr-03 May 2024
 23-27 Sep 2024
 09-13 Dec 2024

Training course overview

In today's economy, the dubbed traditional public sector accounting no longer suffices.  There is much needed attention  for a role model in business accounting that differed significantly from private sector accounting.  The recent adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS )underpins quality and credibility of financial reporting and public confidence.

This Coventry Academy training course provides a holistic approach in terms of comprehending the guidelines of IPSAS and new accounting framework of  public sector entities.  Delegates will benefit for real case studies tackling the challenges of financial reporting and disclosure requirements under IPSAS.

This Coventry Academy training course will feature:

  • Understanding International Accounting Standards (IAS)
  • Learning Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Developing IPSAS Strategies
  • Implementing IPSAS standards
  • Producing financial statements

What are the goals?

By the end of this Coventry Academy training course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand  the organizational of  implementing  IPSAS
  • Comprehend the core IPSAS values
  • Explain the key differences in the new standards
  • Understand the financial reporting requirements under IPSAS
  • Set clear steps towards IPSAS implementation
  • Adopt the IPSAS disclosure requirements, including accounting policies

Who is this training course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Board level members who wish to develop their understanding of IPSAS
  • Auditing Professionals  working with public sector organizations
  • Corporate governance directors
  • Internal auditors
  • Corporate compliance officials
  • Professionals seeking to develop their understanding of the public sector accounting methods
  • Public sector finance and accounting personnel

How will this training course be presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes:

  • Interactive Case Studies from the real world/delegates’ company
  • Discussion and Evaluation of the latest international tools & techniques
  • Role play
  • Pre & Post Course Assessments

Participants will also be given a detailed set of handouts and examples in both printed and electronic format

Course Outline

Day One: Introduction to IPSASB and IPSAS
  • The challenges of Accounting in the public sector
  •  The characteristics of public sector entities
  • Presentation of  the Board (IPSASB)
  • IPSASB organization
  • The relationship between IPSASB and  IPSAS
  • The purpose of financial statements and any ongoing projects
Day Two: Financial Statements Presentation and Accounting Policy
  • Key IPSAS requirements within financial statements :IPSAS 1
  • Producing the statement of financial position
  • Producing the cash flow statement :IPSAS 2
  • Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates, and errors: IPSAS 3
  • Segment reporting: IPSAS 18
  • Disclosure standards and other topics, presentation of budget information :IPSAS 24
  • Reporting changes in net asset position
  • Producing compliant notes to the accounts
Day Three: Financial Information: Revenues, Cash & Budget
  • Non-exchange revenue :IPSAS-23
  • Exchange revenue :IPSAS- 9
  • Construction contracts :IPSAS- 11
  • The statement of cash receipts and payments
  • Presentation of budget information in the financial statements
Day Four: Accounting for Assets and Liabilities
  • Investment property,  Property plant and equipment: IPSAS- 16&17
  • Intangible assets and impairment :IPSAS- 31, 21 & 26
  • Inventories: IPSAS- 12
  • Borrowing costs Leases: IPSAS-5 & 13
  • Financial instruments: IPSAS- 28, 29&30
  • Provisions & Contingent liabilities and contingent assets :IPSAS 19
Day Five: Disclosures and Consolidation
  • Disclosures
  • Related party disclosures: IPSAS 20
  • Disclosure of financial information about the general government sector:IPSAS 22
  • Consolidation under the cash basis
  • The additional (non-mandatory) disclosures
  • Case studies

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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