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Government Accounting

5 Day Training

Dates: 12 – 16 August 2024

Locations: Prospen Africa Conference Venue

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

The Government Accounting skills programme provides the learner with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to understand and apply the principles and concepts of accounting in the public sector. The programme includes all the necessary financial system references for those financial functions performed on a daily basis.

Course Objectives

On completion of this skills programme learners will be able to:

  • Apply procedures necessary for control over cash transactions and balances

  • Demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles, reporting requirements and the nature of functions in the public sector

  • Use accounting techniques and approaches to process financial information

  • Apply end of period accounting procedures in the preparation of financial statements

  • Utilise procedures for reporting and recording accounts receivable; and

  • Utilize procedures for recording and reporting on liabilities in the public sector.

Who should attend?

  • individuals who are or will be responsible for performing

  • accounting functions and tasks in organisations

  • public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished

  • public finance management and administration specialist; and

  • department and organization managers.

Public Sector Courses

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

Module One

  • Basic Principles, Reporting Requirements and the Nature of

  • Functions in the Public Sector

  • Introduction

  • Accounting process

  • Main users of accounting information

  • Controlling government’s financial affairs

  • Useful financial information

  • Basic costing concepts

  • Comparison of private sector accounting and public sector accounting

  • Comparison of manual and computerised accounting systems

  • Specific accounting processes

  • Information management systems

  • Code structures

  • Chart of accounts

  • Accounting equation

  • Classification of assets and liabilities

Module Two

  • Accounting Techniques and Approaches to Process Financial

  • Information

  • Budgeting process in the government sector

  • Professional ethics

  • Standard Chart of Accounts (SCoA)

  • Preparation of Financial Statements

  • Financial statements

  • External audit reports

  • Annual reports

  • Control Over Cash Transactions and Balances

  • Recording financial transactions

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