ACCA Certificate in Public Financial Management (Cert PFM)


The ACCA Certificate in Public Financial Management will transform the finance capabilities of your organization. By delivering the public finance knowledge, skills and ethical values needed by organizations like yours, our new Certificate will help you build financial capability and assess your employees.

Course Content

The course is built around the public financial management cycle:

  • Planning and budgeting
  • Budget execution
  • Accounting and reporting
  • Audit, governance and oversight

It introduces the essentials of public financial management. It provides a practical and broad-based knowledge of public financial management, teaching the foundations of public sector finance and ensuring finance professionals in the public sector have a core understanding of what is involved.

Target Audience

The new Certificate in Public Financial Management will equip finance professionals working in your organisation with stronger and more relevant budgeting, financial reporting and financial management skills.

There are no formal educational requirements to beginning the Cert PFM.

It has been prepared for:

  • New entrants to the public sector.
  • Staff with practical experience but without formal professional qualifications.
  • Professional accountants moving into the public sector from the corporate sector or professional practice.

If you already have a professional accountancy qualification, this qualification can be a valuable source of CPD, offering an opportunity to top up existing competencies with specific knowledge and skills around public financial management.

If you do not hold a professional accountancy qualification, it offers you the opportunity to gain formal recognition of your capabilities.

*The course materials and assessment for the Certificate are available together for £255. Alternatively, these components can be purchased separately at a cost of £145 each.

Offered by

ACCA Global

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and we’re the world’s most forward thinking professional accountancy body.

We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper – which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.

Founded in 1904, we now have more than 227,000 fully qualified members and 544,000 future members worldwide. They’re amongst the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector you can imagine.

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ACCA Certificate in Public Financial Management (Cert PFM)

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