"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.

DC Forum Luncheons

September 10, 2014


Organizational Financial Management that Leads to Good Governance




International Consortium On Governmental

Financial Management (ICGFM)

DC Forum Luncheon




Our Speakers:

Javier Arnaiz
Director Dept of Financial and Admin
Management Services
Secretariat for Administration and Finance  
Organization of American States

Diego Yrivarren
Financial Reporting Manager
   Organization of American States


The evolution of good governance through financial management at the Organization of America States:  What are the financial management mechanisms in place and how have these evolved to ensure that objectives and outcomes established by its stakeholders are achieved in an efficient, economic and effective way.


Location:       Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

                       1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                       Washington, DC 20036

Time:              12:00-1:30pm


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Upcoming Forums:

October 1, 2014 November 5, 2014

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

Previous DC Forums




ICGFM Publishes Winter Training
Conference Call For Speakers


Click links below for more information in:



Deadline: September 14, 2014


2014 Winter Training Conference
December 1-3, 2014

The International Monetary Fund
Washington, DC, USA


Request for Visa Letter - English
Solicitud de Visa Letter - Español

Demande de Lettre Visa - Français



Improving public governance is a goal of countries around the world.   Demand for more responsiveness, greater accountability, and increased transparency is coming from citizens and financial markets.   Sound PFM is a cornerstone of almost all aspects of governance and ICGFM will explore the role of PFM in meeting this demand and present specific examples of Governments meeting this challenge.


Previous Conferences

May 18-23, 2014

     28th Annual International Training Conference


Thank you to all of our Attendees, Speakers,

Sponsors and Staff!

You made the 28th Annual International

Training Conference a great success!





(English, Spanish & French)










Platinum Sponsors - Grant Thornton, FreeBalance

Supporting Organizations - Graduate School USA, IBI International, 

Consultants 21



Current News

August 7, 2014

Consultation Draft for Updating the PEFA Indicators, August 7, 2014

The PEFA Partners are pleased to present the draft updated PEFA indicator set for public consultation, along with a note that uses a question-and-answer format to describe the background of and process for the update. To provide feedback—a crucial element in finalizing this important work—please complete the short questionnaire and/or provide more general comments and suggestions, by October 31, 2014. The Partners are grateful for your participation.

July 22, 2014

ICGFM Board Member Highlight

Nihal Sri Ameresekere, Individual Member, Sri Lanka

Nihal Sri Ameresekere, F.C.A., F.C.M.A., C.M.A. C.G.M.A., C.F.E., 66 years, has over 15 years’ experience in auditing, and over 40 years’ in management consultancy, servicing top management in private and public sectors, including rendering services to Presidents of Sri Lanka; having functioned as Senior Consultant on World Bank and USAID projects on economic infrastructure, and as Advisor, Ministry of Finance & Planning, and Chairman, Privatization Commission.


Over the last 20 years he has been engaged in forensic accounting, commercial litigation support services, public interest activities and litigations, including on the Expropriation Bill and fiscal management, accountability and transparency. He is an Associate Member, American Bar Association, and a Member of the Experts’ Panel formulating the Work Plan of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities, promoting and facilitating the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption.


He has been a renowned Lecturer in financial management and management accounting; and has published over 150 articles. He has delivered speeches at international forums.  Recently he signed a MOU with YICAI Foundation, China for a Declaration on Global Responsible Gaming.


He has authored a series of 13 voluminous Books to the global market, published and marketed by AuthorHouse, dealing with real case studies, highlighting investigating economic crime, managing public finance, combatting fraud and corruption, enforcing governance and the rule of law, which have received commendations from international personalities.

March 11, 2014


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

In this issue of the Journal, we focus attention on issues related to the effectiveness of the individual organization, as well as the macrostructures - the States.

-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.







<---  ICGFM Membership Web Brochure


  Please click here for the 2014 Membership Challenge!






IPSAS Compilation and Certification Program for Developing Countries


<---  Web Brochure 


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.