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The objective of this paper is to: (i) provide practical guidance based on worldwide experience to public sector accounting (PSA) practitioners, who intend to implement accrual basis International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) directly or indirectly for the first time, and (ii) summarize key concepts of IPSAS 33.
The 2019 Education Handbook contains the IAESB’s suite of International Education Standards (IES) 1-8. The handbook's organization focuses on supporting the IESs, which present the underlying principles, concepts, and definitions that enhance accountancy education.
This guide suggests practices and examples of specific accounting and auditing issues and questions that supervisors need to consider when monitoring and reviewing banking sector financial statements. It aims to enable prudential supervisors to form an understanding of a bank’s business drivers, risks and critically evaluate the quality of financial assets and the related provisions for credit losses using IFRS financial statements. It also lists regulatory areas which are connected with accounting requirements which supervisors may investigate further when reviewing financial statements.
Notwithstanding its significant downsizing due to the country´s transition from a planned to a market economy, the public sector in Kyrgyz Republic still owns one hundred thirty-six SOEs, with the largest ones operating in strategic and economically important sectors. The main objective of this integrated state-owned enterprises framework assessment (iSOEF) is to analyze the economic and fiscal impact of the Kyrgyz state-owned enterprise (SOE) portfolio, and identify ways to strengthen its performance and corporate governance.
This study is a knowledge product of the World Bank developed under the Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Program. The objective of this paper is to help governments which are implementing Public Sector Accounting (PSA) reforms to identify, consider, and nurture drivers of those reforms. The paper explores the types of key drivers of public sector reforms, discusses the main challenges and obstacles associated with those drivers, and shares case study experiences from selected countries in an effort to illuminate the way to improved efforts and results in PSA reforms.
This Guide seeks to provide guidance across the broad range of education, assessment, training and certification, including pre-and post-certification. It focuses on providing in-depth direction to educators on how to develop quality education and assessment materials within the context of a competency-based accounting education program.
Access to finance is ranked as one of the constraints on businesses in the Western Balkans region Across the region, up to 99 percent of enterprises are small or medium-sized (SMEs). SMEs are a primary source of economic growth, innovation, and most importantly, job creation in the region. To attract funding from investors and grow their businesses successfully entrepreneurs need the necessary skills to become investment ready.
This study is a knowledge product of the World Bank in cooperation with the Institute of Public Management from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), developed under the Public Sector Accounting and Reporting (PULSAR) Program. This study analyzes the Public Sector Accounting (PSA) environment of thirteen beneficiary countries of the PULSAR program by identifying strengths, challenges and opportunities within the PSA framework.
This PULSAR knowledge product elaborates mechanisms through which asset accounting may contribute to optimize fixed asset portfolios of governments by providing scientifically sound and practical answers to the following main questions:
The report was prepared as part of the implementation of KAREP’s Component 3 “Improving accountancy education, financial literacy, and use of financial information”. The report aims to assist universities improve their accounting education curricula. It analyzes existing university programs in accounting and auditing and makes recommendations to achieve closer alignment to the International Education Standards (IESs) and best practices, in particular by leveraging the World Bank Centre for Financial Reporting Reform’s accounting education activities.