The book “Accounting for Governments: from Budget to Audit” comprehensively examines government financial management addressing the conceptual issues, challenges and detailed techniques in countries in every region of the world. It is essential reading for anyone interested in governance and the management of public resources by countries across the world - whether as a politician, official, adviser, practitioner or student and
• comprehensively examines government financial management, from planning and budgeting through the practical implementation of the budget to delivering services, reporting, control and audit
• surveys the historical development of government financial management through to modern techniques and the potential disruptive impact of future technology
• considers technical approaches in detail and with examples and case studies from around the world
• identifies the many challenges to achieving effective government financial management
The authors are not only providing a clear and candid view of all important aspects of Government Financial Management (GFM), but also discussing several fundamental issues and the potential impact of disruptive technologies in GFM domain.
Citizens have a right to know how their government raises, manages and spends their money – making government accountable. Yet despite modern technology and ever more sophisticated techniques of financial management, achieving effective accountability remains an elusive goal.
This book is available at a very low price as an e-book published on the authors’ website: www.pfmtrainingltd.com or from the Amazon Kindle of Apple iBook stores. The e-book has been formatted to be readable on a smartphone, tablet or PC.