Public sector financial management books and online assessments

Financial book, online assessments, and CPD training [Public Sector Finance]

Public sector financial management
Public sector financial management

HB publications offer a public sector financial management books and three financial competency assessments, which ensure that learners are confident and capable of making effective financial decisions in the public and non-profit sector. Contact us now to start improving your financial management skills.


Public sector financial management: Books

Strategic financial planning for public sector services, finance for non-financial public sector managers, and managing the devolved budget

These books are part of the ‘Essential skills for public sector’ series. As a public sector manager, it is essential to have effective financial management skills. These books explain the importance of strategic financial planning, financial reporting, and controlling budgets. All of these topics are essential for public sector managers to enable them to provide the best quality services.

The books provide examples to learn from and exercises, which enable learners to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. They are easy to read, written in a simple style, and are useful to all staff members involved in public sector financial management.

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Public sector financial management: Online assessments

HB Publications provides three online financial competency assessments for public sector managers to enhance their financial management skills: finance for non-financial managers, financial accounting techniques, and financial strategy.

After completion of the assessment, a report is provided to indicate the level of competency achieved. In total, three attempts of the assessments are permitted. The questions are taken from a databank of questions.

Financial strategy – online financial competency assessment

The online assessment includes the following:

  • Working within a corporate framework
  • Having a goal
  • Setting financial aims and objectives
  • Developing medium term financial strategies
  • Financial planning process
  • Accounting for risk
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Resource management
  • Financial management strategies
  • Other resource management strategies
  • Spend to save
  • Income generation
  • Financial partnerships
  • Understanding supply and demand
  • Financial decision making
  • Options appraisal
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Providing more for less

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Finance for non financial managers –  online financial competency assessment

The online assessment includes the following:

  • Basic financial terms and simple definitions
  • Types of income
  • Types of revenue expenditure
  • Types of assets and liabilities
  • Financial statements
  • Accounting terminology
  • Processing financial transactions
  • Financial accounting systems
  • Crucial accounting ratios
  • Financial performance indicators

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Financial accounting techniques – online financial competency assessment

The online assessment includes the following:

  • Basic financial terms and simple definitions
  • Basics of financial accounting
  • Processing financial transactions
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Payroll reconciliations
  • Other crucial reconciliations
  • Debtors and creditors
  • Prepayments and accruals
  • Provisions and reserves
  • Developing a trial balance
  • Year end accounting adjustments
  • Making journal entries
  • Accounting for grants
  • Producing financial statements
  • Financial accounting systems
  • Importance of division of duties

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