Financial sustainability leads the agenda at ACCA’s ninth International Public Sector Conference

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will host its flagship global event for finance professionals in the public sector.

This year’s International Public Sector Conference features leading public sector speakers at the top of the profession and brings together hundreds of public sector finance professionals from across the globe. The two-day conference is held on 28 February – 1 March in Prague, Czech Republic.

Professionals from around the world will gather to discuss pertinent issues. Key topics will be:

• financially sustainable methods of funding infrastructure - including the launch of a flagship new report on Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

• financial reporting, public financial management and the implementation of international standards

• the role of accountants in tackling fraud, corruption and serious organised crime

• innovating the public sector in the digital age

• the role of supreme audit institutions in delivering a sustainable public sector.

The conference will feature contributions from leading figures in the accountancy profession, including Tomáš Vyhnánek (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic), Pamela Monroe-Ellis (Auditor General, Jamaica), Stephen Walker (President, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand), Mike Driver (Head of the Government Finance Function, UK Civil Service), Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger (Chair, Accountancy Europe Public Sector Panel) and Anthony Mkpe Ayine (Auditor General, Nigeria).

Speaking ahead of the conference Helen Brand, chief executive at ACCA says:

'We have a fantastic line-up of speakers from across the world and I’m looking forward to hearing about the latest developments in public financial management. 

'The public sector faces increasing financial constraints at a time when expectations about the quality of public services are growing. This conference will show how professional accountants can be at the heart of driving change and improving accountability, in order to ensure the public sector can meet the demands of the future.' 

Iain Mansfield, Head of Public Sector at ACCA said: 'ACCA creates professional accountants who build successful careers within the public sector – that’s why we have over 64,000 public sector members and students across the globe. 

'I’m delighted that at this conference ACCA is continuing to set the agenda in public financial management, to help build the public sector accountancy profession the world needs.'

ACCA’s International Public Sector Conference 2019 will bring together senior decision makers from ministries of finance, national audit offices and national accounting bodies, leaders in local government sector, representatives from the global development community and international bodies and senior private sector accountants who work with the public sector in audit, financing and consultancy.

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About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 

ACCA supports its 208,000 members and 503,000 students in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally. 

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here: www.accaglobal.com

"We have a fantastic line-up of speakers from across the world"

Helen Brand, chief executive - ACCA