In a world of increasing transparency, there is a growing pressure being placed upon the public sector to standardize financial accounting. Standards adopted are the basis for the ‘new world’ of public reporting – creating greater confidence that public money is being handled effectively.
The aim of this course is for participants to understand IPSAS and the framework for public sector accounting. This course provides an overview of the most important requirements for preparing financial statements and disclosures under IPSAS.
Training sessions will actively and frequently involve delegates in practical exercises, case study analysis and discussions, assisted by carefully selected multi-media contributions from field leading experts. This will facilitate the development of analytical, evaluation, communication, team and leadership skills through self-directed discovery, peer assisted education and reflective learning.
Public and private sector finance and accounting professionals, or managers seeking to develop their understanding of the public sector accounting methods including: professionals who have a responsibility for auditing or working with public sector organizations; corporate governance directors; internal auditors; corporate compliance officials; and board level members who wish to develop their understanding of IPSAS.
Karl has many years’ experience in accounting and finance, specializing in government sectors and implementing IPSAS. His experience includes implementing IPSAS and general accounting standards for many oil and gas, and governmental departments in the Middle East.
Graduating from the University of Salford, Karl joined the Civil Service, before consulting with prestigious clients such as the UK Civil Service, KPMG, Barclays, DHL and British Telecom. Returning to education, he gained a Masters from Manchester Metropolitan University, and was elected to help run the Students’ Union.
In addition to being a Guest Lecturer for Business School of University of Central Lancashire, Karl has written articles on various topics including financial and energy consumer rights. He is currently working on a number of assignments in the Middle East implementing IPSAS and general accounting standards for oil and gas, technical, telecommunication and mechanical organiszations.
A skilled leader and deliverer of transformational strategies, Karl is adept at working effectively with employees at all levels in different sizes of organizations. As a trusted ‘safe pair of hands’ in a crisis, Karl has built up many years’ experience, coaching and delivering training in these and other key corporate areas such as: