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IPSAS Certificate

The ICAEW IPSAS Certificate strengthens your understanding of current developments in public sector accounting and explains key accounting and operational implications of IPSAS adoption.

Benefits

  • Relevant to all who are expected to use, prepare or interpret IPSAS financial statements.
  • Practical and user friendly programme, developed by leading experts in international public sector accounting standards.
  • Online assessment with immediate results and certificate on successful completion.
  • Flexible, interactive online learning to suit all learning needs and fit around existing commitments.
  • No entry requirements.

What is the ICAEW IPSAS Certificate?

The ICAEW IPSAS Certificate has been developed in partnership with PwC’s leading international experts on public sector accounting. It provides public sector accountants with a highly valuable and content rich e-learning certified programme for all stages of the implementation process and beyond. It follows a hands-on-approach, from principles to practice, with concise technical guidance, practical examples and tips, practice questions, planning and revision aids.

The ICAEW IPSAS Certificate at a glance

 
Level Certificate
Start date  Anytime
Entry requirements  There are no entry requirements for this programme.
Whom is it for?

All who are expected to use, prepare or interpret IPSAS financial statements.

What does it cover?

The Certificate includes 8 learning modules guiding your understanding of current developments in public sector accounting and explains key accounting and operational implications of IPSAS adoption.

  • Module 1: Introduction, conceptual framework and general principles. 
  • Module 2: Presentation of financial statements and disclosure standards. 
  • Module 3: Fixed assets.
  • Module 4: Inventories and revenue.
  • Module 5: Liabilities and expenses.
  • Module 6: Financial instruments and foreign currency transactions.
  • Module 7: Consolidation.
  • Module 8: First-time adoption. 

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Study time  30-40 hours on average, over 12 months.
Format  Online self-study programme. 
How does it work?

On registration you will be given a link to the Certificate’s homepage. Here you will find links to the 8 modules, your consolidated revision notes, IPSAS action plans and the online assessment. Each module has its own ‘homepage’ with core learning materials, learning activities, practical applications and revision preparation for the final multiple choice assessment.

Cost 
  • Standard rate: £250
  • ICAEW and PwC members: £230
  • Volume discounts: 10% for 10-24 learners; 15% for 25-50 learners. If you have more than 50 learners, please contact us.
How to apply 

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