Public sector financial reporting and accounting

Keep your public sector career on track with this comprehensive course that guides you through key elements of applied financial reporting for organizations that follow PSAB standards.

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Effective financial reporting is critical to the success of every organization. This is especially true in the public sector, where organizations face an even greater need for transparency and the ability to report on results.

Join experts Martin Boucher and Steve Marcotte as they take you through this video course on public sector financial reporting and accounting. It includes an introduction to the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) and its standard setting in Canada.

You’ll also learn about the most integral requirements from the CPA Canada Public Sector Accounting Handbook and the CPA Canada Handbook – Accounting. Content is reinforced with real-life examples of application that use decision trees, interactive scenarios and assessments.

See the course outline for detailed learning objectives.

This course represents a portion of our Public Sector Certificate Program . If you are currently enrolled in that program, we do not recommend that you register for this stand-alone course.

However, upon completion, if you are interested in signing up for the Public Sector Certificate Program, you are eligible for advanced standing. To learn more, please contact Alyssa Hammerstrom .

Additional options and pricing may be available. See pricing and registration for more details.


15 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • the role of the public sector accounting board (PSAB) in setting public sector accounting standards and Canadian GAAP
  • the difference between financial reporting objectives for the public sector versus the private sector
  • how to create public sector financial statements
  • key elements of the following:
    • financial statements
    • revenue
    • tangible capital assets
    • liability for contaminated sites
    • emerging issues
    • consolidation
    • financial instruments
    • employee future benefits

Who should attend?

  • professionals who work for organizations that follow public sector accounting board (PSAB) standards
  • financial professionals in the public sector
  • CPAs who work with public sector bodies
  • financial executives with positions in government

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Keep building your knowledge and skills with this comprehensive course that guides you through key elements of financial management for the public sector.


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Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793