FEE: $2, 000



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.


IPSAS is becoming and will become the World standard for Public Sector entities. IFRS having replaced IAS is now becoming the world standard, but in many ways was not specific enough to the needs of the Public Sector. The United Nations and World Bank coming to this realization have favored IPSAS which is a modified form of IFRS tailored to the Public Sector.

This course will help the delegates to assist not only in meeting the challenges of introducing IPSAS, but also to secure the benefits of improved financial management to help secure organizational objectives and goals of each public service organization. It will also compare IFRS against IPSAS so that the participants can see the main differences.  



By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how IPSAS will fit with their organization
  • Comprehend the core IPSAS values
  • Explain the key differences in the new standards
  • Recognize what compliant statements will look like
  • Deploy key strategies for migration to IPSAS standards
  • Set clear steps towards implementation
  • Adopt IPSAS disclosure requirements, including accounting policies



  • Introduction, principles and development
    • Background into financial accounting
    • Importance of standards
    • Economic drivers
    • Key principles of Global Accounting Standards
    • The development of Global Accounting Standards
    • Underlying financial principles
    • Disclosure and transparency aspects
  • Other general Standards
    • International Accounting Standards (IAS)
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • The current global adoption of Global Accounting Standards
  • Key organizational benefits
    • Domestic best practice
    • Global best practice
  • Effective implementation strategy
    • The strategic planning process roadmap
    • Mapping regional standards to Global Accounting Standards
    • Resource planning
  • Migration to IPSAS
    • Scoping dual reporting
    • Financial function migration
      • Phasing and specific functional challenges
    • Strategy sense checks
  • The IPSAS Standards
    • Review of current IPSAS Standards
    • The correct application of individual IPSAS Standards
    • Overcoming key challenges
    • Obtaining guidance and support from International Federation of Accountants
  • IPSAS compliant financial statements
    • Key IPSAS requirements within financial statements
    • Producing the statement of financial position
    • Producing the statement of financial performance
    • Producing the cash flow statement
    • Reporting changes in net asset position
    • Producing compliant notes to the accounts



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;

  • Head of finance/ accounts/ Budget
  • Head of Accounts & Audits
  • Accountants & Auditors
  • Bursars
  • Budget Officers
  • Treasurers
  • Project Accountants/ Programme managers
  • Finance & Budget Appropriation officers
  • Strategic Financial officers
  • Planning, Research and statistics desk officers
  • Corporate governance directors
  • Internal auditors; corporate compliance officials; and
  • Board level members who wish to develop their understanding of IPSAS.



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


Our programmes is practical in design orientation and utilizes up-till- date learning delivery methods including: syndicate work, group discussions, real – life case studies and lectures. The uniqueness of this programme is the strong emphasis on individual active participation and sharing of professional experiences. At Leading Edge Academy, we provide much –too- rare opportunity for our programmes participants to interact and mingle in an apex social setting exceptionally unique for peer- to – peer networking

We shall be deploying wide screen projectors to enable wide view thereby helping trainees to gain quick overviews of icons and their functionalities. trainees will receive courseware to guide them in subsequent practices and provide off – the – training references for practical adaptations. Our IT training gadgets including interactive devices that enable demonstrations. With the best hands, the training exercises have been adapted to suit adult learning experience.


The course fee of $2, 000 (Two Thousand Dollars only) covers:

  • Tuition fee
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Medical and industry tourism
  • Personal Assessment Test
  • Course materials
  • Writing materials and workshop bag
  • Daily buffet, lunch and double tea – breaks
  • Electronic documentation and online network access
  • Report of the course
  • Executive certificate

Participants should pay in through the account below:

Account Name:          Leading Edge Academy

Bank Name:                Access Bank Plc

Account No:               0060293978 (Naira)

                                      0016819814 (Domiciliary Account)

Sort Code:                  070080173


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