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Global conference to focus on public sector as digital innovator


27 Feb 2018


Public Affairs

The International Public Sector Conference, to be held this week, will focus on how public sector accountants globally can continue to lead the world in a fast-changing 21st century.

Held on 1-2 March in Singapore and organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) with our strategic partner the Singapore Accountancy Commission, this year’s conference will focus on ‘The Digital Public Sector.’ 

The conference will see approximately 400 public sector accountants from around the world gather to discuss issues including:

  • Innovating the public sector in the digital age.
  • Transparency and accountability in the public sector, including implementation of international standards and the role played by Supreme Audit Institutions.
  • Talent strategies in the public sector.
  • Better public financial management and capacity building.
  • How the public sector engenders an entrepreneurial environment.

The conference will feature contributions from leading figures in the accountancy profession, including Karen Sanderson (executive director, Industry and Government Services at New South Wales Treasury); Keto Kayemba (Assistant Auditor General in the Office of the Auditor General, Uganda), Anthony Harbinson (Director of Safer Communities, Department of Justice, Ireland) and Mr Dang The Vinh (Deputy Auditor General State Audit Vietnam).

Speaking ahead of the conference Maggie McGhee, Director of Professional Insights at ACCA says,

‘As technology is fundamentally changing the way that governments deliver services to their citizens it has never been more important to focus on the impact on the public sector around the world.

‘At the same time, we all know that public services are struggling to do more with less as governments face challenges including ageing populations, climate change, and a new wave of trade protectionism.

‘These challenges cannot be faced by isolated institutions, but in many cases will require an international response; really demonstrating the need for a global forum like this.

‘I am looking forward to hearing from our experts that have gathered from across the world to discuss best practices in public financial management and international reporting standards.’

The International Public Sector Conference is organised by ACCA with our strategic partner the Singapore Accountancy Commission and will be held at One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore on 1-2 March.

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For media enquiries, contact:

David Bowden, ACCA Newsroom
T: +44 (0)20 7059 5019
M: + 44 (0)7540919819
Twitter @ACCANews

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,200 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

ACCA is currently introducing major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up-to-date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here:

+44 (0)20 7059 5000


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