Tuesday 31 October 2017

Opening remarks: Tatiana Krylova, Head, Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Keynote address: Jarett Decker, Head, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform, The World Bank

Topics for discussion:

  • What are the main technical developments that occurred over the recent years in the area of IPSAS?
  • What is the scope of the IPSAS conceptual framework that the IPSASB updated recently? How does it facilitate implementation?
  • What are key lessons learned in practical implementation of IPSAS?

Ewald Muller, Managing Director, Supervision and Authorization, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority
Ian Carruthers, Chair, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
Ian Ball, Chair, CIPFA International (by video-conference)
Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, International Federation of Accountants
Bernhard Schatz, Auditor, Austrian Court of Auditors

Plenary discussion

Lunch break

Topics for discussion:

  • Which key considerations do implementing countries need to keep in mind in transitioning from cash-based to accruals-based accounting?
  • How could Governments facilitate timely publication of public sector financial statements?
  • How do IPSASs facilitate consistency between public sector financial reporting, systems of national accounts and Government Financial Statistics Systems (GFS)?

Kurt Ramin, Director, KPR Associates, and UNCTAD secretariat
Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger, Chair, Consultative Advisory Group, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
Tetiana Iefymenko, President of the Academy of Financial Management, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Frans van Schaik, Global Leader Public Sector Accounting & Auditing, Deloitte
Maggie McGhee, Director of Professional Insights, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Plenary discussion

Concluding remarks: Yoseph Asmelash, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD