Collaboration between the public and private sectors could greatly enhance the lives of those working in Northern Ireland. It is a time of uncertainty for Northern Ireland. It is not controversial to suggest that this isn’t particularly helpful in terms of growing our economy, creating jobs or providing the best possible public services for our… Read More Partner with potential
Leading the transformation of the civil service finance function is a challenge, but one worth taking on, explains Connie Costello On 30 September 2016, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform announced that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform had taken a significant step towards the modernisation of Government financial management administration. The Government… Read More One giant leap for finance in the civil service
ICAS accountancy experts provide their analysis on key aspects of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015. Direction of travel with taxation Comments by Charlotte Barbour, Director of Taxation The measures announced would on first appearances seem to be a mixed bag: it’s difficult to discern a clear direction of travel and ICAS… Read More Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: ICAS reaction
By Samantha White If local governments are to successfully address challenges such as burgeoning urban populations, they need to improve performance management, a new CGMA report suggests. Strong finance leadership plays a crucial role in driving this improvement, according to the report, Transformation and Transparency: Managing Local Government Performance, which was released this week.
Most accounting professionals regard the accrual basis as the best way to present a government’s financial picture. Despite widespread adoption, there are still many cash-basis holdouts – and even some reversals. George W. Russell talks to global experts about the pros and cons of both systems. If you happen to be in the United States this… Read More Experts Weigh-in on Pros and Cons of Accrual Accounting
By Hadley James Francis A functional, ethical and skilled South African public sector is vital for positive and lasting change. Where is the light at the end of this tunnel? When will all citizens of our beautiful country start to experience real change? These are questions I often ask myself. What then are some of… Read More Restoring Public Confidence in the Public Sector