IPSAS Training Courses

International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) are issued by the IPSAS Board (IPSASB) for use by public sector entities around the world in the preparation of their financial statements, and are intended to improve the quality of financial reporting.

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Public Financial Management (PFM) is the system by which financial resources are planned, directed and controlled to enable and influence the efficient and effective delivery of public service goals.

IPSAS and other PFM topics are comprehensively covered by the broad range of IASeminars courses on offer in various countries around the world.

IPSAS technical topics offered by IASeminars include:

  • First Time Adoption, Transition and Implementation
  • Overview of Accruals Basis IPSAS
  • Overview of Cash Basis IPSAS
  • IPSAS Technical Update
  • IPSAS vs. IFRS Comparison
  • IPSAS - Financial Instruments
  • IPSAS - Revenues
  • Presentation, Disclosure and Financial Reports

PFM topics offered by IASeminars include:

  • Overview of Public Financial Management
  • Public Sector Risk Management and Internal Audit
  • Detecting and Investigating Public Sector Accounting Frauds
  • Combatting Corruption in Government Procurement, Welfare and Tax Programs

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Our Most Popular IPSAS Courses:

IPSAS (Accrual Basis) - Immersion Workshop (8 days)

Course Code: 3000

The ultimate in-depth IPSAS learning experience, held in a great city! Spend two weeks learning and practicing IPSAS in detail under the guidance of our international specialists, and also supplement your training with a city tour and other benefits arranged by IASeminars.

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IPSAS Fundamentals - Comprehensive Workshop (5 days)

Course Code: 3011

This five-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the most important requirements for understanding and applying International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) under the accruals basis.

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IPSAS (Accruals Basis) - Basics (online)

Course Code: 3030e

This is an online instructor-led course. It has a modular form and you can take the modules in any order you like. Each module includes interactive lessons, a case study, practice and final exams and, on passing the final exam you, will be awarded a CPE certificate. The course instructor is available for discussion in the forum at any time but is also available for a weekly live video conference question and answer session.

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IPSAS Technical Update (1 day)

Course Code: 3081

This one-day course brings delegates up-to-date with the latest pronouncements from the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB), which focuses on the accounting and financial reporting needs of national, regional and local governments, related governmental agencies, and the constituencies they serve.

IPSAS - Presentation, Disclosure and Financial Reports (2 days)

Course Code: 3401

This two-day course examines the most important presentation and disclosure requirements for preparers of IPSAS accruals based financial reports. In addition to describing the principal presentation and disclosure requirements it includes a comprehensive review of the recently issued Recommended Practice Guidelines relating financial reports.

IPSAS - First-Time Adoption, Transition and Implementation (2 days)

Course Code: 3500

Using real-world examples and case studies, this two-day course provides a comprehensive look at the complex issues facing first-time adopters of accrual based IPSAS, whether transitioning from the Cash Basis IPSAS or from local accruals-based accounting frameworks. Coverage includes the current transitional provisions in IPSAS, IPSAS 33 and guidance on setting up the conversion project, with application demonstrated via practical case studies and examples.

Online courses

IPSAS (Accruals Basis) - Basics (online)

Course Code: 3030e

This IPSAS Basics online course reviews the key accounting requirements of the IPSAS accruals basis standards.

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Introducing IPSAS (online)

Course Code: 3901e

This level-1 (basic) module on introduction to IPSAS focuses on explaining and illustrating the role of the IPSASB.

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IPSAS - Long-Term (Non-Current) Assets (online)

Course Code: 3902e

This level-1 (basic) module on long-term assets explains the key accounting requirements of the IPSAS accruals basis standards relating to such assets.

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IPSAS - Current Assets (online)

Course Code: 3903e

This module describes the difference between inventory (current assets) and property, plant and equipment (long-term assets).

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IPSAS - Revenues and Expenses (online)

Course Code: 3904e

This module clearly explains the difference between exchange and non-exchange revenue transactions and how to classify them.

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IPSAS - The IPSASB Conceptual Framework & Key Accrual Accounting Concepts (online)

Course Code: 3905e

This module is focused on explaining the key accrual accounting concepts within the IPSASB Conceptual Framework.

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IPSAS - Financial Statements Fundamentals (online)

Course Code: 3906e

This level-1 (basic) module on financial statement fundamentals focuses on explaining and illustrating the key standards applied for the presentation of IPSAS-compliant financial statements.

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The IFAC Licence Agreement

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has entered into a licensing agreement with IASeminars for the use of excerpts from the official IFAC copyrighted English, Spanish and French versions of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) in both print and online format, for the purposes of delivering IPSAS training courses and related educational material. IPSASs are developed by the IPSAS Board, an international standard setting board supported by IFAC.