Public Financial Management (PFM) Course

A strong PFM system is an essential aspect of the institutional framework for an effective state. The Public Financial Management (PFM) training in Dubai is designed to provide professionals with an introduction to the building blocks and architecture of a typical Public Finance Management (PFM) system. This PFM course equips participants with the skills and ethical values needed to build effective financial systems.

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  • 40 Hours Training
  • Online / Classroom / Onsite
  • 28 Jul, 2024 / 28 Jul, 2024
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What is this Public Financial Management course all about?

The Public Financial Management training in Dubai is designed to empower professionals by obtaining an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of theoretical as well as practical aspects of Public Financial Management. The PFM training at Learners Point is customized with classroom sessions and demonstrations by highly experienced trainers. The PFM course explores the fundamentals of government reforms and the key issues and solutions across the PFM landscape. This PFM course enables participants to take their knowledge of PFM to the next level.

Why is getting trained in Public Financial Management important?

Financial management is a core competency in the modern public sector, and getting trained on it brings a plethora of job opportunities. The Public Financial Management training in Dubai delivers the public finance knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary for building effective PFM systems. It enables professionals to become aware of the principles of Public Financial Management and fit in for roles that serve as cornerstones in Public Financial Management.

Why do companies hire professionals with Public Financial Management certification?

Professionals with Public Financial Management certification demonstrate a thorough understanding of PFM and the origins of PFM reforms. Organizations hire these certified professionals for their ability to improve the effectiveness of a PFM system that can generate widespread and long-lasting benefits. They play a crucial role in helping organizations to develop solutions to contemporary PFM challenges.

Industry Trends

Effective management of finances is a fundamental function for any organization, rising the demand for skilled finance management professionals. The Public Financial Management certification comes with its own set of merits and opportunities in the market. Let us see how.

Market trends

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of financial analysts is projected to grow faster than average at 16% before 2022, this growing employment rate is expected to reflect positively on the jobs in the public finance sector as well. Public finance is a fast-paced career that delivers a wealth of opportunities. Certified professionals are to experience the best job prospects in public finance in the coming years.

Salary Trends

Skilled and certified professionals have higher chances of bringing hefty paycheques. According to the BLS, Financial Analysts in public finance make an average of $69,210 (AED 254,215) per annum. Working in public finance provides plenty of advantages which include a high salary that’s above most government workers.

Demand & Opportunities

As public finance management systems are essential for the achievement of government policy and development objectives, the opportunities in this sector are plenty. The Public Finance Management certification gives an assurance of the necessary competency in related roles, thus making these opportunities easier to avail.

A few of the most-sought public finance jobs available in the Dubai region (as observed in popular Dubai job portals) follow:

  1. Finance Officers create and implement financial policies to guarantee operational efficiency
  2. Finance Managers are responsible for assessing financial reports and interpreting financial information 
  3. Finance Specialists ​​analyze financial information and develop financial strategies for organizations
  4. Financial Coordinators oversee, coordinate and administer the financial records, systems, and processes of the Society
  5. Financial Institution Specialists are responsible for analyzing financial information and developing financial strategies

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the Public Financial Management course will help you to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Public Financial Management (PFM) cycle
  • Explore the fundamentals of government reforms and the key issues and solutions across the PFM landscape
  • Comprehend and analyze financial activity reports
  • Operate key public financial controls
  • Develop financial oriented performance measures in the public sector

Course Module

  • PFM in the World
  • PFM's Importance
  • Role of the Budget in PFM
  • The Budget Cycle 
  • Key Elements of PFM 
  • Issues in PFM
  • Budget Preparation & Approval
  • A Political Excersize
  • Technical Aspects of Budgeting 
  • Principles of Budget Preparation 
  • Challenges of Budget Preparation 
  • Budget Creditability
  • Bottom-up Budgeting
  • Top up Budgeting
  • Budget Preparation Process 
  • Budget Approval 
  • Suplemplementary Budget 
  • Appropriations of the Budget
  • Tax Revenues
  • Non Tax Revenues 
  • Taxes to GDP 
  • Criteria of a Good Tax 
  • Tax Policy process
  • Definition & Need for Cash Management 
  • Modern Cash Management
  • Cash Rationing
  • Advanced features of Cash management
  • Fiscal Reporting
  • Budget Reporting
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Statistical Reporting
  • Cash Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting
  • From Cash to Accrual Accounting
  • Importance of Transparency
  • Lack of Transparency
  • Transparency Standards 
  • Recommendations to Transparency 
  • Official Development Assistance(ODA)
  • PFM Reform Strategy 
  • Performance Approach 
  • Keys to Success 
  • Implementation of FMIS 
  • Evolution of Ministries
  • Functions of Government 
  • Functions of Fiscal Policy 
  • Fiscal Responsibility 
  • Fiscal Reporting 
  • Challenges of Fiscal Policy 
  • Design of Fiscal Policy 
  • Fiscal Risks
  • Fiscal Risk Management Cycle
  • Medium Term Fiscal Framework 
  • Medium Term Budget Framework 
  • Relation to Other Institutions
  • Integration to PFM
  • Budget Execution Cycle
  • Budget Execution Controls
  • Financial Management Information System(FMIS)
  • Infrastructure Governance 
  • Public Investment Efficiency 
  • PIMA framework
  • PIMA Score of a Country
  • Oversight of the Executive
  • Supreme Audit Institution
  • Fiscal Councils
  • Legislature 
  • Citizens/ Voters
  • ODA Today
  • ODA Delivery Modalities 
  • Donor Funding
  • Aid Effectiveness

Program Dates

28 Jul
  • 02:00 PM
  • Sun
  • Classroom
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

Dr Srinivas is a leading industry professional in the field of finance and accounting. He is an established corporate trainer with demonstrated experience in his field. He is the holder of some of the world’s most valued professional credentials such as CMA, CPA, PMP, CCA, CFE, etc. He has an extensive educational background as well in finance which establishes his mettle in designing, developing and delivering excellent training programs. His training records mark exceptional results in guiding and teaching professionals of all experience levels and from diversified backgrounds. He integrates his excellent presentation skills with the knowledge of educational theories and methodologies to provide onsite and virtual training that is of unparalleled quality. His high community services contribution also ascertains his commitment to training potential aspirants to become tomorrow’s professionals.


  • ⦾ Ph.D. in Management, 2018 (Provisional yet to be received) OPJS University, India
  • ⦾ M.Sc. in Applied Psychology 2016, Bhartiyar University, India
  • ⦾ MBA in Finance 2012, Nagarjuna University, India
  • ⦾ LLB 1998, Osmania University, India
  • ⦾ M.Com 1994, Osmania University, India
  • ⦾ B. Com 1990, Osmania University, India


Professional Qualifications


  • ⦾ Certified Public Accountant, (CPA), The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, U.S.A
  • ⦾ Certified Management Accountant, (CMA), The Institute of Management Accountants, USA
  • ⦾ Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE), Association of Fraud Examiners, USA
  • ⦾ Certified Cost Accountant (ICWA-Inter), The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, India
  • ⦾ Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Dr. Srinivas, PhD, MSc, MBA, LLB, CMA, CPA, PMP

Mr. Kashif is an experienced management consultant having more than 20 years of training experience in corporate governance, risk management, compliance in finance, and many more. His vision has transformed many organizations into successful ventures in UAE and globally. Mr. Kashif’s sound judgment and input have helped many organizations to run smoothly. Being a well-known Chartered Accountant himself, Mr. Kashif knows about Process Auditing, Developing Internal Controls, Investment Management, and many more. Apart from his educational qualification, he is an experienced visionary. His insights have helped organizations immensely, and they are enjoying the reaps of success. He has won many international accolades to date. With the “Communicator of the Year” award under his belt, his teaching has motivated students to aim for excellence. Mr. Kashif uses different methodologies to accommodate various learning approaches and makes the teaching engaging and interactive. He is committed to assisting students in realizing their maximum potential and helping them into successful, well-rounded people, both within and beyond the classroom walls.

Work Experience

  • ⦾ Partner, NSKT Global, Dubai
  • ⦾ Group Internal Audit Manager, Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group, Dubai
  • ⦾ Head of Internal Audit, Dulsco, UAE
  • ⦾ Head of Risk & Internal Audit, Bukhatir Group, Sharjah
  • ⦾ Group Internal Auditor, Al Abbas Group, Dubai
  • ⦾ Senior Auditor, KPMG, Dubai
  • ⦾ Semi Senior, Deloitte, Saudi Arabia


Professional Certifications


  • ⦾ Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • ⦾ Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • ⦾ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • ⦾ Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • ⦾ COBIT 5

Mr. Kashif Husein

Why Count on Learners Point?

Being the leading provider of the Public Financial Management course in Dubai, at Learners Point we help professionals master the necessary skill sets to successfully complete the Public Financial Management (PFM) certification.

Following are the USPs our Public Financial Management training course offers you:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our Public Financial Management training course evaluating practical requirements
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while delivering in a demanding role
  • Our bespoke Public Financial Management course also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer a guided learning experience to enhance the quality of our Public Financial Management training program
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional

Learners Experience

"The PFM course enhanced my knowledge of cash management, debt financing, and risk assessment in public finances. This expertise has been pivotal in my role as a Treasury Manager, ensuring efficient fund management for my organization."

David Akram

Treasury Manager

"I can confidently say that the PFM course was a game-changer in my career. It equipped me with the skills needed to advise governments on optimizing their financial systems. Today, I work as a Public Finance Consultant, helping nations achieve fiscal sustainability."

Hina Korkam

Public Finance Consultant

"After completing the PFM course, I was able to streamline our public financial management processes. The course's insights into budgeting and financial reporting were invaluable, and I now serve as a Financial Controller in a government agency."

Milina Luik

Financial Controller

"The PFM course provided me with a deep understanding of government finances and fiscal policies. It has been instrumental in my career as a Budget Analyst, allowing me to make data-driven decisions that positively impact our organization's financial health."

Mamud Ali

Budget Analyst

"It was so satisfied by the way Learners Point Academy has conveyed the entire course of Public Financial Management so easily to me. The trainer was too knowledgeable and has guided me throughout."

Obaid Al Mesmari

Director - Financial Sustainability Management - ITC

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FAQs on Public Financial Management (PFM) Course

The public sector finance field has plenty of great opportunities waiting for skilled and qualified professionals. Especially with the knowledge of public finance management, one can easily find his/her way to top positions as it equips them with the versatility to take their career paths to higher levels. With great pay and opportunities for growth, public sector finance management is a lucrative career path.
The Public Financial Management training in Dubai offers you an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of theoretical as well as practical aspects of Public Financial Management. The PFM course explores the fundamentals of government reforms and the key issues and solutions across the PFM landscape and enables you to take your knowledge of PFM to the next level.
To enroll for the Public Financial Management course in Dubai, we recommend professionals have an understanding of basic financial principles in the public or private sector.
At Learners Point, if a participant doesn’t wish to proceed with the training after the registration due to any reason, he or she is entitled to a 100% refund. However, the refund will be issued only if we are notified in writing within 2 days from the date of registration. The refund will be processed within 4 weeks from the day of exit.
Implementation of accrual accounting in the public sector is a significant priority across many jurisdictions. The rapid growth of the Gulf region's banking and financial services industry is fuelling demand for finance professionals, especially in the public sector. This can lead to a bright future and impressive job prospects for public sector finance professionals in the UAE.
This Public Financial Management course in Dubai is ideal for finance or accounting professionals wanting to achieve a thorough understanding of the public sector financial management systems.
The training at Learners Point is interactive, immersive, and intensive hands-on programs. We offer 3 modes of delivery and participants can choose from instructor-led classroom-based group coaching, one-to-one training session, or high-quality live and interactive online sessions as per convenience.
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