advisory and training services

We have specialist international advisory services to help improve public financial management (PFM) in public sector organisations around the world.

Advisory

Our highly experienced staff and associates help public sector bodies, governments, accountancy organisations and education and training providers to:

  • Strengthen their capacity to professionalise public financial management.
  • Develop public sector qualifications frameworks.
  • Design and deliver capacity development schemes that promote good PFM practice and build effective Supreme Audit Institutions.
  • Implement international standards including accounting, auditing, accounting education and ethical standards.

With unrivalled knowledge of the public sector and the latest global developments in PFM techniques and accounting and reporting standards, we are confident and experienced partners to:

  • Overseas governments whether central, regional or local
  • Professional accountancy organisations
  • Consultancy firms
  • Aid agencies including the World Bank, the European Union, the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) initiative, the Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid and many more.

We have formed a number of relationships with leading public sector players and operate extensively around the world including in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Training

We provide specialised financial and resource management training to a wide variety of public service and private sector organisations, including local government, health providers, educational establishments and government ministries and agencies.

Working with specialist training providers and our own in house specialists we can provide training in a range of locations offered via classroom, distance learning or a blend of both that is designed to meet your needs.

We provide training courses for both financial and non-financial staff in accounting, audit and financial management that improve their personal effectiveness and enables them to acquire new skills in areas such as:

  • PEFA (Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability)
  • IPSAS implementation
  • Benchmarking
  • Competitive tendering skills
  • Internal audit
  • Financial management

Our consultants are qualified training professionals with experience of working in key posts in public service organisations and are able to devise training solutions specifically tailored to customers' needs. They can also run professional qualification and 'train the trainer' training courses.