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Advanced Public Financial Management Workshop

5 Day Training

Dates: 15 – 19 April 2024

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

This is a Non-Accredited Course

Course Introduction

The Advanced Public Financial Management Workshop is intricately designed to strengthen the capabilities in managing public finances effectively. It is pivotal for democratic governance, macroeconomic stability, the efficient allocation of resources, and poverty alleviation. This comprehensive workshop delves deep into the nuances of Public Financial Management (PFM), laying a strong foundation for understanding its role in the development process. Participants will gain invaluable insights into fostering efficient tax systems, results-driven budgeting, transparent public expenditure management, and robust macro-fiscal planning. This workshop is a cornerstone for enhancing public sector performance, thereby contributing to sustainable economic growth and societal well-being.

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of various financial analysis types and their application in public finance.

  • Learn diverse financial evolution methods for supporting new initiative submissions.

  • Develop skills to implement and manage a financial management plan effectively within an organization or agency.

  • Gain expertise in creating financial controls to ensure accountability.

  • Master the art of integrating financial management structures with strategic planning.

  • Develop forecasting abilities for long-term revenue and expense requirements, understanding their impact.

  • Enhance skills in thorough financial analysis and evaluation of organizations, teams, projects, and specific initiatives.

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Public sector finance professionals

  • Finance Managers, Officers, and Analysts engaged or interested in the public sector realm

  • Individuals seeking advanced knowledge in public financial management to enhance their skills and understanding of the field

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Foundations and Framework of Public Financial Management
Module 1: Introduction to Public Finance Fundamentals

  • Key principles of public finance
  • The role of public finance in governance and economic stability

Module 2: Government Funding Mechanisms

  • Overview of government funds and revenue sources
  • Analysis of funding allocation and utilization


Day 2: Budgeting, Asset Management, and Financial Reporting
Module 3: Capital vs. Operating Budgets

  • Comparison and implications of different budget types
  • Case studies on budget formulation and execution

Module 4: Asset Management and Financial Controls

  • Developing and implementing asset management plans
  • Establishing fiscal controls in public organizations

Module 5: Essentials of Local Government Financial Reporting

  • Understanding different sections of financial reports
  • Case study on interpreting and analysing financial reports


Day 3: Advanced Financial Analysis and Long-Term Planning
Module 6: Advanced Financial Analysis Techniques

  • Balance sheet analysis, income, and other financial statements
  • Different types of financial analysis in the public sector

Module 7: Long-Term Financial Planning and Funding

  • Developing a long-term funding strategy
  • Strategies for reserve fund establishment and management

Module 8: Enhancing Financial Presentation Skills

  • Techniques for improving the presentation of financial data
  • Practical exercises in financial data visualization


Day 4: Risk Management, Audits, and Financial Sustainability
Module 9: Financial Risk Management

  • Identifying and mitigating financial risks in the public sector
  • Case study on effective risk management strategies

Module 10: Auditing Processes and Financial Controls

  • Understanding the audit process and its importance
  • Developing effective financial controls and compliance mechanisms

Module 11: Developing Financial Sustainability

  • Strategies for effective resource development and management
  • Case study on sustainable financial practices in the public sector


Day 5: Practical Application and Case Study Analysis

  • Module 12: Practical Application Workshop
  • Participants apply learned concepts to simulated scenarios
  • Group exercises on budget preparation and financial analysis

Module 13: Comprehensive Case Study Analysis

  • Analysis of real-world case studies in public financial management
  • Group discussions and presentations on case study findings

Module 14: Course Review and Closing Remarks

  • Summary of key learnings and takeaways
  • Feedback session and discussion on post-course application and development

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