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Sustainable healthcare systems: an international study - 03 February 2015

This report reveals how well the existing healthcare systems in 11 countries are coping with the challenges of changing demographics and technological and economic change.

Work of the Communities and Local Government Committee - 23 January 2015

Written evidence from ACCA for the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s Inquiry.

Smart budgeting: integrating financial and strategic planning for outcomes - 08 December 2014

This report from the New Local Government Network (NLGN) in association with the ACCA and Mazars recommends radical changes to the way local government approaches the budgeting process.

Updating the PEFA performance measurement framework - 30 October 2014

Comments from ACCA to the PEFA Secretariat.

Draft code of audit practice - 30 October 2014

ACCA's responses to the consultation questions of the National Audit Office.

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.

Whole of government accounts: who is using them? - 22 September 2014

This is the first stage of a two-part study that begins to explore whether transparency is currently being achieved and whether essential user information needs are being met. It will provide new insights into the external drivers needed to promote consolidated financial reporting by governments. This report summarises the key issues from a comparative study and suggests ideas for future research. It sets out the historical context of consolidated public sector accounts reforms in the five countries and present a review of the literature.

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 - 21 October 2013

This report investigates how well finance managers in public services are providing effective strategic financial leadership in testing times.

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

Dealing with fraud in the public sector - 23 April 2015

Alan Bryce and Mark Cheeseman discuss questions raised by members who attended a Public Sector Network lection at ACCA's headquarters on 20 March 2015. The topic of the lecture was 'Dealing with fraud in the public sector'.

The ACCA international public sector conference 2014 - 04 December 2014

Video presentations from the 2014 conference explore the theme 'putting finance into politics'.

Governance in the public sector - 29 September 2014

In this video presentation, 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`.

The ACCA international public sector conference 2013 - 05 December 2013

Video presentations from the ACCA international public sector conference 2013 explore the theme of 'financial reporting for an open world'.

Leading experts set out how to secure the future of the NHS

In this timely and important report, experts from the health world set out their views on what needs to change to ensure the long-term sustainability of the NHS.

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Are you ready for IPSAS?

The new online ACCA Certificate in IPSAS has been specifically developed for public sector organisations to train their staff so they can be prepared for the introduction of IPSAS.

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