Government Financial Transparency, Accountability, & the European Economic Crisis: Paths to Prosperity
(29-30 April 2016, Los Angeles, CA)
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BALL, Ian (Chair of CIPFA; former Chief Executive of IFAC)
Ian Ball is Chairman of CIPFA International. He is also the Chair of the Audit Committee for the financial statements of the New Zealand Government. He was Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) between 2002 and 2013. Earlier, as Chairman of the IFAC Public Sector Committee he initiated and led the development of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (1995-2000). From 1987 through 1994, he was responsible for developing and implementing the New Zealand Government’s financial management reforms, in which New Zealand became the first country to move to accrual-based accounting, budgeting and appropriations. He has also been Professor of Accounting and Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington, and Principal of Public Sector Performance (New Zealand) Limited.
29 April 2016 (Presenter)
TOPIC: A Day in the Life of Government Decisions: Impact on Net Worth
Recommended Readings:
* USC Summit Presentation: A Day in the Life of Government Decisions: Impact on Net Worth
* Government of New Zealand 2015 Financial Statements
* The Curious Case of the Rules for Calculating Debt Relief: A Technical Note on EU Accounting for Debt, Especially Restructured and Concessional Debt. September 2015. Ball, Ian.
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