The International Public Sector Financial Accountability Index found that 65% of governments plan to report on an accrual basis by 2023. Given this finding, the next essential question is: how can governments around the world best use the information arising from accrual accounting for the benefit of citizens?

Join Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy at ACCA, as he shares the key findings and recommendations from this wide sweeping piece of research, which was completed in partnership with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).


Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA

Alex works in the Professional Insights team at ACCA, as the Head of Public Sector Policy. He leads on developing thought leadership for the public sector and represents ACCA at a range of events and senior forums.

Alex has previous experience in the UK and Canadian Civil Service, including working as a Senior Economist – specialising in tax policy – at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Canada. He has frequently given evidence to committees and ministerial roundtables, and was a member of the Home Office Employers' Representative Group on EU Exit. His published research includes work on talent management in the public sector, immigration and skills, social mobility and government policy, as well as economic analysis on the cumulative cost of government policy on small firms. 

Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He studied at Oxford, Cambridge and Queen's universities.