This article was first published in the May 2019 UK edition of Accounting and Business magazine.

ACCA welcomed more than 200 members to its annual public sector conference in Prague in March.

Taking place at the Czech capital’s Marriott Hotel, the 2019 event was subtitled ‘a sustainable public sector’, and sessions included: financially sustainable methods of funding infrastructure (including the launch of ACCA’s recent report Bridging the infrastructure gap); the role of accountants in tackling fraud, corruption and serious organised crime; innovating in the digital age; and the role of audit institutions in delivering a sustainable public sector.

The two-day conference also featured contributions from leading figures including Tomáš Vyhnánek from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance; Stephen Walker, president of CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand); Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger, chair of Accountancy Europe’s public sector panel; Mike Driver, head of the government finance function in the UK’s Civil Service; and auditor generals from Jamaica, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania.