"Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management, so governments may better serve their citizens, by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange." We do this principally through our biannual conferences, DC forums and Journal.




ICGFM 29th Annual International Training Conference


PFM, Foundation for Public Governance


May 31, 2014 to June 5, 2014

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami, Florida, USA


2014 Winter Training Conference


Thank you to all who made the 2014 Winter Training Conference a success!



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The 2014 Inaugural VIP Membership Reception

was a success!


Thank you to all who could attend and

we look forward to our next event in 2015!


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DC Forum Luncheons

February 4, 2015


Anticipating and Meeting Accountability Challenges




International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon


Our Speaker:


Gene Dodaro

Comptroller General of the United States

    Federal, state, and local governments all face a period of transition involving both significant challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Trends in national security, fiscal sustainability, global interdependence, science and technology, communications networks, governance, and demographics will have strong implications for the nation and the accountability community.

    Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. He was nominated by President Obama in September of 2010 from a list of candidates selected by a bipartisan, bicameral congressional commission. He had been serving as Acting Comptroller General since March of 2008.
      Mr. Dodaro has testified before Congress dozens of times on important national issues, including the nation's long term fiscal outlook, efforts to reduce and eliminate overlap and duplication across the federal government and GAO's "High Risk List" that focuses on specific challenges—from reducing improper payments under Medicare and Medicaid to improving the Pentagon’s business practices. In addition Mr. Dodaro has led efforts to fulfill GAO’s new audit responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
      As Comptroller General, Mr. Dodaro helps oversee the development and issuance of hundreds of reports and testimonies each year to various committees and individual Members of Congress. These and other GAO products have led to hearings and legislation, billions of dollars in taxpayer savings, and improvements to a wide range of government programs and services.

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

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March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015
September 9, 2015
October 7, 2015
November 4, 2015

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Current News

December 10, 2014

ICGFM Special Announcement


Appointment of the International Journal Editor - Effective January 1, 2015

Professor Hassan Ouda

Prof. Ouda is an International Expert in public accounting and budgeting reform and has more than 17 years of experience in advising the governmental organizations through the managerial and technical changes required to achieve greater value, accountability, transparency and performance. Prof. Ouda is a full professor of accounting at German University in Cairo.


He has more than 45 publications: refereed articles in the international journals, book chapters in International books and papers in the proceedings of international conferences: which are related to Public Sector Accounting and Budgeting Reform (especially Implementation of Accrual Accounting and Performance based-Budgeting).


He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting (Government Accounting Reform) from Tilburg University, The Netherlands and M.Sc. in Accountancy and Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In addition, he is originally Egyptian and Dutch Naturalized.


November 30, 2014
ICGFM Board Member Highlight

Jesse Hughes, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on International Accounting Standards and Former ICGFM President

Dr. Hughes specialises in governmental financial management issues and training. He has travelled extensively to conduct research and address accounting issues worldwide including Africa, Asia, and Europe as well as North and South America.  

He served for over 20 years as an internal auditor, treasurer, chief accountant, systems analyst and comptroller for the U.S. federal government and over 20 years as a university accounting faculty member -- while serving as the Chair of the Accounting Department and Associate Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University in Virginia, USA. 


He was also the Founding Director of the Governmental Financial Management Centre and is a Professor Emeritus of Accounting.  Dr. Hughes has advised governments throughout the world at high levels on development of budget classification, accounting and auditing systems and charts of accounts as well as conducting workshops for financial managers.  He co-authored the preparation and development of 18 computer based and instructor led courses for the United Nations to assist the UN System Organizations in their transition to the IPSAS. 


ICGFM presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Jesse Hughes for his outstanding work, achievements and accomplishments at the 2014 Winter Training Conference.

September 29, 2014

<-- The Latest Volume of The International Journal on Governmental Financial Management is now available!

Access to reliable information and inter-organizational cooperation are two important factors that contribute to organizational effectiveness. All of the articles in this issue offer approaches for consideration that might improve accountability with the goals of providing better information about public assets and improving the lives of ordinary citizens.

-Prof. PWSZ. Zbyslaw Dobrowolski, Editor

If you would like to participate in such discussions, please start thinking about contributions for the next issue of this Journal, participating in the ICGFM blog, and/or attending future ICGFM events.  (See submission details in the journal.)

All previous volumes of the Journal may be found here.

September 15, 2014


Many countries around the world indicate that they have adopted or are in the process of adopting either the Cash Basis IPSAS or the accrual IPSASs.  To the best of our knowledge, the most complete, current listing is available at the following website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Public_Sector_Accounting_Standards

The ICGFM has developed an IPSAS Compilation Program (including a self-assessment guide and a Certificate of Compliance) to assist developing countries or countries in transition in their efforts to implement IPSAS. Many countries have used the self-assessment guide to evaluate their level of implementation.  Some of the countries that have used the self-assessment guide are as follows:

Egypt, Gambia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Vietnam.

-Jesse Hughes, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on International Accounting Standards






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  Please click here for the 2014 Membership Challenge!






IPSAS Compilation and Certification Program for Developing Countries


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Please click here for the Compilation Guide, Roadmap for Implementation and Self Assessment Field Test!


Click here to see the DC Forum Presentation by Dr. Jesse Hughes, "Status of International Public Sector Accounting Standards", regarding this Compilation and Certification Program.


International Journal On Governmental Financial Management (IJGFM)

Current and archived issues of the Journal are online here. Copies of the Digest are available here.

To further improve the quality of our Journal, we are requesting our readers to participate in a short survey available here in MSWord or PDF.


ICGFM Ad Hoc Accounting Standards Committee

IPSAS Compilation Program for Developing Countries

Read the responses prepared by this committee and submitted to the Board of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) here.