"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!
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!
DC Forum Luncheons
Anticipating and Meeting Accountability Challenges
International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
December 10, 2014
ICGFM Special Announcement
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
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.)
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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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)
ICGFM Ad Hoc Accounting Standards Committee
Read the responses prepared by this committee and submitted to the Board of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) here.