ACCA and the public sector

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30 July 2020

Sustainable public finances through Covid-19

It is time for balance sheet information to take primacy in informing policymakers on how to achieve an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

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Is cash still king? Maximising the benefits of accrual information in the public sector

These are human consequences that result when governments don’t have the financial information necessary to make the best decisions for their citizens... Read the article.

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11 September 2019

Innovation in public finance

Public finance professionals believe that governments need to shift from the current dominance of incremental to more radical forms of innovation.

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18 April 2019

How accountants can bridge the global infrastructure gap: Improving outcomes across the entire project life cycle

If the world is to address the global infrastructure gap, the accountant must be employed across the entire life cycle of future infrastructure projects as a critical member of the professional team.

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18 June 2019

Showcasing good practices in Public Financial Management, a joint series by IFAC and ACCA

In this series of video case studies, we highlight the real stories and positive impacts of implementing strong Public Financial Management.

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21 November 2018

Social mobility and the public sector

The public sector plays an essential role in creating societies with equal opportunity.

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24 April 2018

Generation Next: managing talent in the public sector

Public sector organisations face a rapidly changing landscape. Public services are struggling to do more with less and face many challenges from a global ageing population to the impact of climate change. The public sector must adapt to meet these challenges and this is only possible with the right talent in place.

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31 October 2017

IPSAS implementation: current status and challenges

This report examines the progress being made, as well as the current challenges faced, with the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

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13 June 2018

ACCA–CA ANZ Response to IPSASB’s 2019 – 2023 Work Plan

This submission is made jointly by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants under their strategic alliance.

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29 March 2018

ACCA response to IPSASB Exposure Draft 63, Social Benefits

ACCA response to an Exposure Draft issued for comment by the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in October 2017.

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25 January 2018

Purpose and the profession

This report explores the global challenge of improving social mobility and the role of professional accountancy in making it happen.

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02 November 2017

Sustainable Development Goals

This report sets out to demonstrate why the SDGs matter to professional accountants; the role of the private sector in their delivery and how professional accountants can be part of a collaborative group of actors working together to achieve the aims of the 2030 Agenda

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15 August 2017

50 drivers of change in the public sector

This report forms part of the ACCA Professional accountants – the future series and focuses exclusively on identifying the 50 drivers of change that are expected to have an impact on the public sector and how professional accountants will need to continue to play a pivotal role in the decade ahead.

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29 June 2017

Emerging from the shadows the shadow economy to 2025

This study provides a comprehensive view of emerging shadow economy (SE) factors and possible evolution of the SE. In addition to the above, this research also considers the role of the accountancy profession around the world as the SE evolves.

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27 March 2017

G20 public trust in tax

This report, published jointly by ACCA, IFAC and CA ANZ, is the first ever in-depth study of people’s views and who they trust on international taxation across all of the G20 Nations.

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14 December 2016

Smarter cities, simpler cities: Accounting for the city of the future

This report explores what is meant by a 'smart city', smart city adoption globally and the role professional accountants play in the journey a city undertakes to becoming 'smart'.

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11 February 2016

Setting high professional standards for public services around the world

This report updates ACCA’s policy positions on a range of themes for public services.

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