19 August 2021 Volume :9 Issue :36

Helping Achieve Efficient Public Service Delivery

Helping Achieve Efficient Public Service Delivery
Municipal Finance Management Course on offer.Click here for isiZulu version

Making good financial decisions and correctly calculating the economic impact of public sector projects require those involved to have the necessary high level skills and expertise.

The current public sector environment demands these skills as bad decisions can lead to the failure of public sector initiatives with serious repercussions. Thus, municipal officials in positions of authority have a huge responsibility on their shoulders, especially in the area of decisions that have financial implications.

To help municipal officials reach required levels of competence and provide them with a sound financial background, UKZN’s Extended Learning Division (UEL) has developed the Municipal Finance Management Programme explicitly tailored to the requirements of officials working in the public sector. Through this programme, employees within the public sector receive the opportunity to improve their financial acumen and ultimately improve public service delivery.

The content of the Municipal Finance Management Programme provides delegates with skills to enable them to efficiently implement financial controls and risk management in the municipal context, through enhancing personal competencies, knowledge, and skills. Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of reporting requirements; learn how to use tools to make the appropriate financial decisions; and demonstrate their knowledge and experience in financial management to make use of the available resources effectively, efficiently and economically.

Understanding the government’s public sector provision policy framework is essential for public sector employees while managing the assets and liabilities of a municipality through the application of internal controls is necessary to prevent fraud. The strategic planning process and implementation policy and performance management procedures of public sector processes require individuals to be capable of fulfilling the overall goals and objectives of local government.

To secure a place on the programme or find out more about it, click here or contact us directly through Nokwanda Mokoena tel: +27 31 260 1234 or email: MokoenaN@ukzn.ac.za

Words: Nkosingiphile Ntshangase

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