3rd PSA EduCoP

November 25, 2018

Vienna, Austria

Event Details

The 3rd Public-Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) took place in Vienna from 28 -  29 November 2018 with the aim to improve training, education, and continuous professional development aligned with international standards and good practice in public sector accounting and reporting.   This Pulsar EduCop event gathered representatives of Ministries of Finance, universities and Professional Accountancy Organizations (PAOs) to further explore the development of quality public sector accounting education programs available in participating countries.  The event also benefited from sharing the important experiences with our donors the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and Swiss Confederation, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and establishing collaborations.

Overview

 

During the workshop, participants prepared updates on the development of educational pathways for the development of accounting professionals in public sector in their respective countries based on the available Toolkit: Public Sector Accounting Education Plan and practices in their respective countries.  The workshop also explored the mechanics of implementing an effective “Training of Trainers” (“ToT”) approach which has been expounded in a recent paper Public Accounting Reforms Sustainability of Capacity Building Options and Approaches   developed by the Zurich School of Management and Law.  The theoretical approach was then translated into a highly effective insight into practical application of the ToT approach taken by the Austrian Ministry of Finance’s.


Furthermore, results of the Good Practice Guide Survey were briefly presented to the group and the Working Group for developing a Good Practice Guide on Continuing Professional Development in Public Sector Accounting has been established with additional members to join shortly.  CPD good practices in Public Sector Accounting will be captured in a guide and presented during the next PULSAR EduCoP event.

 

The workshop concluded with a joint session with the STAREP EduCoP and explored the development of competency based education in accordance with International Education Standards.   The team presented recently released Competency-Based Accounting Education, Training and Certification Implementation Guide  to the group.  Additionally, renowned professors presented Accounting Education offered at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Programs and teaching methods were shared with the  participating countries and served as useful examples of public sector accounting education.

 

The next PULSAR EduCoP workshop is planned to take place during the week of April 8, 2019.

Downloads

Agenda: 3rd PSA EduCoP Workshop

Agenda for the 3rd Public Sector Accounting (PSA) EduCoP to be held on 28-29 November 2018, at the Hotel Intercontinental Vienna, Austria.

Toolkit: Public Sector Accounting Education Plan

The purpose of this toolkit is to assist countries integrate public sector accounting (PSA) into educational curricula by developing a pathway for the development of PSA professionals that is achievable and appropriate for the needs of individual countries.

Competency-Based Accounting Education, Training and Certification Implementation Guide

A guide on accounting education, training, or certification. Particularly relevant to PAOs and other bodies that oversee formal education or practical experience that forms part of the initial professional development (IPD) of aspiring professional accountants, or the continuing professional development (CPD) of professional accountants.

Implementing Competency-based Accounting Education and Training

A presentation on Implementing Competency-based Accounting Education and Training by Alfred Borgonovo. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Austria’s pathway for the education of Public Sector Accounting professionals

A presentation on Austria’s pathway for the education of PSA professionals by Isabel Puehra. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Developing human capacities in Public Sector Accounting Reforms

A presentation on the Human Capacities in PSA Reforms and a comprehensive reform framework by Dr. Sandro Fuchs. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Session 1: Fundamentals of Professional Competence and International Requirements for CPD Programs

A presentation on Professional competence as an ethical obligation, current requirements for PAOs and Competency Frameworks. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Session 2: CPD Program Strategy and Structure

A presentation on setting up a CPD program, factors which impact strategy and organizational structure considerations by Alfred Borgonovo. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Session 3: Determining Scope of Offerings and Course Development Options

A presentation on how to ensure sufficient course offerings for members and determining the range of formats available by Alfred Borgonovo. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

Accounting Education at Vienna University of Economics and Business

A presentation on Accounting Education curriculum at Vienna University of Economics and Business by Dr. Eva Eberhartinger, LL.M. and Dr. Zoltán Novotny-Farkas. The 3rd Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Education Community of Practice (EduCoP) Event, 28 November 2018.

 

Public Sector Accounting in Albania

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Armenia

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Azerbaijan

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Belarus

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Bosnia and Herzegovina RS

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Croatia

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Georgia

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Kosovo

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Macedonia

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Moldova

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Montenegro

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Serbia

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

Public Sector Accounting in Ukraine

Country delegations were each asked to deliver a brief presentation on Educational Pathways for their respective country. The presentations built on the Educational Pathways discussion and toolkit and priority areas of focus for future workshops were identified from the presentations.

SPEAKERS