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ICGFM 29th Annual International Training Conference

May 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami, Florida, USA


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2015 Winter Training Conference

December 7-9, 2015

The International Monetary Fund

Washington, DC, 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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February 4, 2015
DC Forum Luncheon
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


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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Upcoming Forums:

March 4, 2015 - Meet The Auditors!

Jorge da Silva, Inter-American Development Bank

Mouhamadou Diagne, The World Bank

Daniel Nelson, The International Monetary Fund

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

January 27, 2015

Release of the Country Testing Version of the upgraded
PFM Performance Measurement Framework

            Following the public consultation on the draft upgraded PEFA indicator set, the PEFA Partners are pleased to release a version of the entire upgraded PFM Performance Measurement Framework for use in testing at country level– the testing version – which incorporates guidance on the indicators and PFM performance report content, available here. A short explanation of changes from the consultation draft is available here.
            Testing will be carried in the first half of 2015, then the final fine-tuning of the upgraded Framework will be decided, and all associated information, guidance and training materials, will be prepared for release by the end of 2015.
The PEFA Partners are seeking additional opportunities to test the upgraded Framework. If you would like to participate in testing the PEFA Framework, please contact the PEFA Secretariat.
            The PEFA Secretariat is also publishing the report on the feedback received during the public consultation process which includes a discussion of the main findings and key issues and a summary of the major comments by indicator, available here.
            Any enquiries or comments on the upgraded Framework can be directed to the PEFA Secretariat by telephone (+1-202-458-8545) or email (services@pefa.org). More information is available on the website www.pefa.org and you can also follow new developments on Twitter @PEFASecretariat.


January 6, 2015
ICGFM Board of Directors Highlight

Jack Maykoski, ICGFM President

Jack Maykoski serves as the Vice President for Training and Program Management at Graduate School USA. With over 25 years in professional development and international education (including 12 years working and living abroad in the development field), Mr. Maykoski has extensive experience leading results-oriented public administration capacity building programs and providing technical assistance in many regions of the world. At Graduate School USA, he is responsible for organizational leadership in the areas of public sector education and training, customized learning and human capital solutions, and institutional representation to clients.


Prior to his career with Graduate School USA, Mr. Maykoski worked for the Peace Corps in several capacities, including Country Director for three countries, Chief of Operations in Washington, DC, training consultant and volunteer in the area of youth development.

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.




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, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Vietnam.






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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.