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MPA 827: Financial Management in Canada’s Public Sector

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MPA-827: Financial Management in Canada’s Public Sector

Description An examination of the principles of financial management applicable to the public sector, including an introduction to budgeting, financial planning, capital and current expenditure forecasting and program costing.

Faculty: Andrew Graham

Source: Syllabus downloaded from downloaded from the from Andrew Graham's website at (accessed 10 January 2014).  

Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The class titles and the headings in the bibliography in the Syllabus suggest a number of the potential topics to be developed for the Atlas:

  • Financial Management in the Public Sector
  • Accountability and Risk - Key Concepts in Framing Financial Management 
  • Accounting Concepts 
  • Understanding Financial Statements 
  • Budgets - What They Do and How They Do It
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Cutting Your Budget - Reductions and Reallocations
  • Management Control - A Risk Based Approach
  • Cash Management
  • Real Time Control - In-Year Budget Management and Monitoring
  • External Reporting and Accountability
  • Audit and Oversight in Managing Your Money

Page created by: Ian Clark on 19 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.




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