International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) are a set of accrual based accounting standards which aim to improve the quality of public sector financial reporting, leading to better informed assessments of the resource allocation decisions made by governments.

Countries who adopt these new standards aim to improve public sector financial reporting but with this adoption comes a big issue – how to train a very large number of public sector accountants about the new standards and how to work with them.

In 2014 Nelson Croom and long term partner, CPA Ireland, identified this issue and started to develop a training programme that can be used by public sector bodies around the world. The result of this work is the CPA Certificate in IPSAS Financial Reporting and

What is is the online platform on which students can study for, and ultimately gain, the CPA Certificate in IPSAS Financial Reporting.

The course consists of nine modules, with an assessment for each module and an overall assessment. It takes approximately 70 hours to complete and, on completion, graduates are issued with the Certificate.

Each module contains a study pack, activities, an action plan, an assignment, self-certification and an assessment. is the most comprehensive certificated course available on the market at present and provides our usual popular interactive learning experience which focuses on engaging learners by encouraging them to apply what they are learning to their daily work right from the outset.

Who is benefitting from the Certificate?

The Certificate is aimed at accountants working in national governments, regional governments, local governments and related governmental entities (e.g., agencies, boards and commissions) across the globe.

Countries that have already taken advantage of the course include Russia, South Africa and Nigeria with agreements already signed with the professional accounting bodies in these regions.

Find out more is available in individual, multiple and organisation purchase options. If you’d like to know more contact us on 020 7582 3309 and take a look at it today at