The ACCA Certificate in Public Financial Management (Cert PFM) will transform the PFM capabilities of your Ministry, Department or Agency. By delivering the public finance knowledge, skills and ethical values needed in the public sector, Cert PFM builds Public Financial Management capacity around the world.

Course Content

The course is built around the Public Financial Management budget cycle:

  • Planning and budgeting
  • Budget execution
  • Accounting and reporting
  • Audit, governance and oversight

The course introduces the essentials of Public Financial Management and provides a practical and broad-based knowledge. Teaching the foundations of public sector finance, this training ensures that finance professionals in the public sector have a solid understanding of this specialism.

Target Audience

The Certificate in Public Financial Management will equip finance professionals working in your Ministry, Department or Agency with stronger and more relevant budgeting, financial reporting and financial management skills.

There are no formal educational requirements to register for the Cert PFM course.

Cert PFM has been prepared for:

  • New entrants to the public sector
  • Staff with practical experience but without formal professional qualifications
  • Professional accountants moving into the public sector from the private sector or professional practice

Those who already have a professional accountancy qualification, this qualification can be a valuable source of CPD points, offering an opportunity to top up existing competencies with specific knowledge and skills around Public Financial Management.

For those without a professional accountancy qualification, Cert PFM offers the opportunity to gain formal recognition of your Public Financial Management knowledge and skills.

*The course materials and assessment for the Certificate are available together for £255. Alternatively, these components can be purchased separately at a cost of £145 each.

Dates On Demand
Length 40 Hours
Pace Self Paced
Fees Starting from £145*
Language English

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ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – the world’s most forward thinking professional accountancy body.

ACCA believes that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper – which is why they work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.

Founded in 1904, ACCA now has more than 227,000 fully qualified members and 544,000 future members worldwide. They’re amongst the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector imaginable.

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