Moving toward Transparency, Consistency, and Thoroughness

Hon. David M. Walker | January 17, 2017 |

Citizens deserve information about their government’s financial performance, says Hon. David Walker, Former US Comptroller General and Senior Strategic Advisor at PwC. All public sector entities need to move beyond cash-based accounting to accrual-based accounting in order to facilitate greater transparency and thoroughness in financial reporting. By adopting International Public Sector Accounting Standards, governments will also provide greater comparability between the financial statements of different countries.

 

Hon. David M. Walker

Former US Comptroller General, Senior Strategic Advisor, PwC

Hon. David M. Walker is a senior strategic advisor in the Public Sector practice at PwC. He served as Comptroller General of the United States and as head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  He also served as the first President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and founded the Comeback America. Walker currently serves on the PCAOB’s Advisory Council and as Chairman of the Government Transformation Initiative.  He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).  His international experience includes serving as the first Chairman of the Independent Audit Advisory Committee for the United Nations. See more by Hon. David M. Walker

 

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