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Regulation of auditors of local public bodies - 16 October 2014

Comments from ACCA to the Financial Reporting Council .

Simplifying and streamlining statutory annual report and accounts - 03 October 2014

Comments from ACCA to HM Treasury.

Reforming Local Government - 30 September 2014

Comments from ACCA Cymru/Wales to the Welsh Government.

IPSASB strategy consultation - 31 July 2014

Comments from ACCA to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

Breaking out: public audit’s new role in a post-crash world (an English perspective) - 03 July 2014

This paper summarises an ACCA roundtable in Westminster in April 2014, discussing audit and accountability.

How e-business transforms public sector services in the UK - 29 January 2014

The report examines how the delivery of public services has been transformed by e-business and examines the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of both central government departments and local councils.

Strategic financial leadership in the UK public sector in a time of financial austerity - 21 October 2013

Prowle, et al. How are finance managers in public services coping with the demands placed on them and how can they demonstrate improved value by providing more effective strategic financial leadership.

Setting high professional standards for public services around the world - 01 February 2013

This paper sets out ACCA’s policy positions on a range of themes for public services for members, employers and a wide range of external stakeholders with an interest in public services.

Taking stock of PPP and PFI around the world - 08 March 2012

ACCA research report 126, by G. Winch, M. Onishi and S. Schmidt.

Other resources

Governance in the public sector - 29 September 2014

Gillian Fawcett, head of public sector, reflects on the role of ‘good governance’ in public services.

The Financial Reporting Supply Chain in Asia - 16 June 2014

Article by Brian Blood on the inaugural Financial Reporting for Economic Development Forum staged by the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA).

Key issues and challenges facing an international financial professional - 04 March 2014

Kevin Ross from Infrastructure UK presented on `Key Issues and Challenges Facing an International Financial Professional`.

Our commitment

The public sector is an important sector for ACCA and our ambition is for ACCA to be a major global source of thought leadership in the sector. In this article, Gillian Fawcett, our head of public sector, looks ahead to some of the public sector activity for ACCA in 2014.

Public sector activities

2nd ACCA UK Local Government Summit

Following the huge success of our first local government summit, we are pleased to be able to offer this event to ACCA members once again. Included in the event will be presentations, workshops and a networking drinks reception, offering a great opportunity to meet fellow finance professionals working in local government. Friday 17 October 2014.


International public sector conference 2014

ACCA’s annual international public sector conference takes place on 4 December in London. A number of excellent speakers have already been confirmed for this free event, with this year’s focus being on ‘Putting finance into politics’.

Conference registration

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