Welcome to the Public Service Accounting and Accountability Group!

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The Public Service Accounting and Accountability Group is a platform connecting academics and practitioners working on issues, puzzles and everyday questions of accounting and accountability in public services. The Group is rooted in the Special Interest Group on Accounting and Accountability of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM – http://www.irspm.net). Learn more here and meet the Executive Committee.

> LATEST: Accounting and Accountability Workshop 2-3 November 2020

This year, our Annual Workshop, addressing the topic of “Sustainable Development Goals and climate change – challenges of accounting and accountability in the public sector” has taken place exclusively online.



> Task Force Public Sector Financial Reports on COVID-19 and Public Sector Accounting

The Task Force of the CIGAR Network, the EGPA PSG XII, and the Accounting and Accountability Special Interest Group has published a timely proposal on Setting Guidelines to Register COVID-19 effects on Public Sector Accounting and Government Financial Reporting. See the Proposal directed to the IPSASB (International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board) and to EUROSTAT here!

Find out more about the Task Force here.

> Learn about the Accounting & Accountability Group’s work on Financial Resilience!

Members of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Accounting and Accountability have applied the concept of resilience to explore how local governments keep operating even in adverse conditions and whether and why they are able to adapt rapidly in a crisis. Results and findings of the first research projects are available now – find out more! 

Currently, our colleagues are working on a Financial Resilience Toolkit for local governments – we will keep you posted on the results of the first practitioner workshops and the newest developments here!