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Perspectives on Cost Accounting for Public Sector Course


Public Sector organizations are regularly being challenged to improve their performance in a very dynamic and resource-constrained environment. One way to manage and improve performance in the public sector is to understand their costs and the behavior of factors that drive their costs. Better cost information enables Public sector managers in decision making, reviewing and understanding how efficiently and effectively public resources are used. This programme therefore, provides a solid foundation in understanding costing in the public sector.


5 Days


  • Accountants,
  • finance officers,
  • Budget officers and managers who appreciate and apply cost accounting principles in their work.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance and role of cost accounting
  • Explain the role of relevant costing in the public sector
  • Appreciate how cost accounting assist public sector management processes
  • Collect information on the costing process from internal, external and investments made
  • Collect information for management analysis and control


  • Techniques of cost accounting:
  • Importance of cost accounting in the public sector
  • Cost accounting: From a management perspective
  • Overview of costing
  • Marginal costing
  •  Absorption costing
  •  Cost-benefit analysis
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Activity-based costing Standard costing and variance analysis


The instructor-led training are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 14th January 2019.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 21-01-2019
Event End Date 25-01-2019
Cut off date 14-01-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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