The Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Program

The Week of the 2018 Ministerial Conference

From November 26 - 29, 2018 several PULSAR events took place in Vienna such as the Senior Officials Workshop, the Ministerial Conference, Education & Financial Reporting Frameworks Communities of Practice. About 300 delegates including ministers of finance, senior government experts, and representatives of the business, professional and academic communities gathered to discuss the role financial information plays in supporting economic development, regional and global integration of economies, and convergence of income and living standards between poorer and richer countries.


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Voices on Public Sector Accounting

New PULSAR Knowledge Products Available

Two new PULSAR knowledge products have been generated under the PULSAR program. The Benchmarking Guide for Integrating Public Sector Accounting (PSA) and Government Finance Statistics (GFS) aims to inform practitioners and public sector accounting reforms by highlighting the differences between International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and GFS reporting guidelines such as the IMF Government Finance Statistics Manual and the European System of Accounts. The Accrual Based Accounting Core Competency Framework has been prepared to support Governments in implementing and sustaining reforms toward the adoption of accrual based accounting by defining the necessary competencies required by finance professionals to carry out such reforms.


       Benchmarking Guide          Core Competency Framework


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