Financial Management and Control Beyond Ministries of Finance (2nd Webinar)

Webinar: September 26, 2017IOnline, 11:00-12:30 am CESTIAccounting and Auditing

Despite tangible gains in setting up the legislative frameworks for public internal control (PIC) in many SEE countries, there are difficulties with the materialization of the expected benefits of improved financial management and control (FMC). Current reform efforts in many countries remain largely technical, rather than managerial and FMC-related interventions are frequently made in isolation from broader budgetary and public administration reforms. Moreover, the ownership over the reform process between the MoF and the line ministries remains blurred.

This webinar is part of FMC webinar series and represents the second of three interlinked webinars. Recording of the first webinar is available here

Second FMC webinar topics

The second webinar builds upon the strategic consideration for implementing public internal financial control (PIFC) reforms in SEE explored in June. As budgetary and accounting reforms evolve in parallel, new requirements are imposed on service delivery managers and finance officers. FMC, aligned with international standards and best practice, is a significant enabling factor for their success. We will explore a frequent misconception about FMC as a technical reform reserved for MoFs and finance departments, rather than a managerial reform affecting institutions and functions across the public sector. The second webinar on FMC in line ministries will accordingly deal with the management side of PIFC, explore the linkages of FMC and other public finance management reforms, and how countries can leverage the effects of multiple reforms on their way of introducing and strengthening of FMC.

The second FMC webinar explores the topics of:

  • Is there a need to separate policy development and strategic planning from day to day operational management?
  • Who are the managers and are present management structures compatible with FMC?
  • What are the responsibilities of managers with the introduction of FMC and the training they will require?
  • What are the changes required to budgetary and accounting systems with the introduction of FMC?

Agenda of the second webinar:

Kaja Jurtela and Nihad Nakaš, CEF: Introductions

Noel Hepworth, Independent Public Policy Professional: The management side of FMC 

Davor Kozina, Central Harmonization Unit (Croatia): Perspective of the MoF 

Ivica Bošnjak, Zvjezdana Kvestić, Vjeran Štublin, Zagreb County (Croatia): Example of management in practice

Q&A

Target audience

  • Senior and operational staff in ministries of finance (Central Harmonization Unit, budget department, treasury department)
  • Senior and operational staff in central government line ministries (secretaries, officials responsible for public service delivery: e.g. police services, defense, health, education, etc., heads of finance departments, heads of internal audit departments) 
  • Senior public officials responsible for design/implementation/monitoring of Public Administration Reform strategy, Public Finance Management reform strategy, and/or Public Internal Financial Control strategy

Practical information 

When: September 26, 2017, at 11:00 AM CEST – the webinar session will open 30 minutes before the official start.

Where: From the convenience of your own computer, tablet or smartphone.

Language: English

Duration: up to 90 minutes

This webinar is free to join. Please feel free to bring this webinar under the attention also to your colleagues who may find the discussion particularly timely and useful!

How to join

Simply press here or the button “Register to this webinar now!” on the right. You will be directed to CEF Online Learning Campus. Please make sure you register and click the button Enroll under the title of this webinar. 

Please read the guidelines How to attend a webinar before the webinar starts. We use WebEX Conferencing Technology. Please note that you will be asked by WebEx to install a browser application on your computer when you use WebEx for the first time. This will only take a few minutes but may require you to inform your system administrator. 

Partners

This learning initiative is supported by:

Ministry of Finance Slovenia Slovenia's Development Cooperation