Task Force – Public Sector Financial Management and Reporting

The CIGAR network, the EGPA PSG XII, and the Accounting and Accountability SIG of the IRSPM have jointly established a task force that brings together members of the three research networks interested in playing an active and influential role in the worldwide process of developing high quality public sector financial reports. The mission of the task force is to assist the EU legislator and the IPSASB in their efforts to improve public sector financial management and reporting, by drafting theoretically sound and empirically embedded documents, either spontaneously, or in response to an invitation to provide comments and empirical evidence, for example, on exposure drafts.

To this date, the task force has contributed on the following consultations and produced the following documents:

COVID-19 and Public Sector Accounting
April 2020

Subject: Proposal on setting guidelines to register COVID-19 effects on Government Financial Reporting

The Task Force has prepared a proposal addressed to Eurostat and IPSASB suggesting the set-up of guidelines to register COVID-19 effects on Government Financial Reporting.

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IPSAS – Financial Instruments
January 2020

Subject: Comments and suggestions considering the IPSAS Board document for ED 69 | ‘Public Sector Specific Financial Instruments: Amendments to IPSAS 41, Financial Instruments’

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions considering the IPSAS Board document for ED 69 | ‘Public Sector Specific Financial Instruments: Amendments to IPSAS 41, Financial Instruments’.

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IPSAS – Measurement
October 2019

Subject: Comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Consultation Paper “Measurement”

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Consultation Paper “Measurement”.

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IPSAS – Collective and Individual Services and Emergency Relief (Amendments to IPSAS 19)
April 2019

Subject: Comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Proposals of ED67 “Collective and Individual Services and Emergency Relief
(Amendments to IPSAS 19)”

TThe Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Proposals of ED67 “Collective and Individual Services and Emergency Relief (Amendments to IPSAS 19)”.

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IPSAS – Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023
July 2018

Subject: Comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Consultation for its Proposed Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions on the IPSASB Consultation for its Proposed Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023.

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IPSAS – Leases
June 2018

Subject: Proposed International Public Sector Accounting Standard “Leases”

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions on the Proposed International Public Sector Accounting Standard “Leases”.

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IPSAS – Social Benefits
March 2018

Subject: Comments on IPSAS Exposure Draft 63 (Social Benefits, October 2017)

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments on IPSAS Exposure Draft 63 (Social Benefits, October 2017).

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IPSAS – Accounting for Revenue and Non-Exchange Expenses
January 2018

Subject: Comments and suggestions IPSAS Consultation Paper for Accounting for Revenue and Non-Exchange Expenses

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions IPSAS Consultation Paper for Accounting for Revenue and Non-Exchange Expenses.

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IPSAS – Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector
September 2017

Subject: Comments and suggestions IPSAS Consultation Paper Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector

The Task Force has prepared a document containing comments and suggestions IPSAS Consultation Paper Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector.

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