‘A sustainable public sector’: ACCA’s 9th International Public Sector Conference 2019 tackles the difficult questions

The future sustainability of the public sector will be the focus for ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) 9th International Public Sector Conference to be held on the 28 February and 1 March 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Amongst a line-up of VIP global key speakers will be John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the UK Civil Service; Tomas Muller Marques-Berger, Chair of the Accountancy Europe public sector panel; and four Auditor Generals - from Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania.

The sustainability themed event will cover a number of broad and inter-related subjects including:

  • financially sustainable methods of funding infrastructure - including the launch of a flagship new report from ACCA on Bridging the Infrastructure Gap’
  • financial reporting, public financial management and the implementation of international standards
  • talent and social mobility in the public sector
  • 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.

Speaking of the conference, Stephen Heathcote, executive director – markets says: ‘The public sector is facing intense challenges – from increasing scrutiny on spending, to constrained funding to the challenges of delivering high quality services in an increasingly digital world.

‘I’m particularly pleased we’ll also be looking at the role of public sector accountants in tackling fraud, corruption and serious organised crime. Ethical behaviour is fundamental in this sector, and so this is a timely event to assess best practice and learn from an interconnected global network of public sector finance professionals and policy makers.’

The event is open to ACCA members and non-members with ‘early bird’ pricing available until the 14 December 2018.

The Czech Chamber of Auditors is ACCA’s official partner for the event.

Details of the full programme and how to register can be found here.

- ends -

 

For media enquiries, contact:

Monique McKenzie

E: Monique.McKenzie@accaglobal.com

Tel: 020 7059 5030
Mobile: 07725613447

Twitter: @ACCANews

 

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 has introduced 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

"The public sector is facing intense challenges – from increasing scrutiny on spending, to constrained funding to the challenges of delivering high quality services in an increasingly digital world."

Stephen Heathcote - ACCA executive director – markets