Finance Skills: Governance and Accountability e-learning


Event summary

This e-learning course offers a comprehensive introduction to best practice governance principles that can be applied to any public service organisation. It can be taken on its own or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount, this will be applied at checkout.

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CIPFA E-Learning

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£99.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The Finance Skills: Governance and Accountability e-learning explores the principles of good governance, the role of an efficient board, the concepts of accountability and other public service principles, and how performance (including financial management) can be effectively scrutinised within an effective governance framework.

It provides a solid foundation leading into the Diploma in Corporate Governance.

Learning outcomes ­

On completing the e-learning, you will understand:

  • the development of corporate governance principles and the concept of accountability in the public sector
  • the expected Standards in Public Life and the extent to which they have been incorporated in a public body
  • how effective management contributes to good governance in a public body

Who is it aimed at?

The e-learning is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand robust governance. It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.

How is it delivered?

The e-learning is delivered via CIPFA's online learning environment. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you.

How long will it take to complete?

The e-learning will take around four hours to complete. If you are studying online, you will have access to all of the learning materials for three months.


There is no assessment for this e-learning if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.


The course costs £99 +VAT.

This e-learning carries four CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

Find out more about CPD requirements.

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