Strengthening Public Financial Reporting and Accountability in the Caribbean

Event: April 12-14, 2016

Apr 12, 2016 | Nassau, The Bahamas | English

Leaders from the public sector and professional accountancy organizations from throughout the Caribbean met Nassau April 12-14, 2016, to revitalize efforts to improve public sector financial management and support the region’s economic growth.

Hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC), the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), and the World Bank, Strengthening Public Financial Reporting and Accountability explored the Caribbean social-economic situation and how better public financial management, especially improved financial accounting and reporting, can support sustainable development.

International and regional experts shared their experiences of overcoming challenge and realizing the benefits of public sector financial management reform. Forward-looking sessions discussed how stakeholders can make public financial accounting and reporting reform a success. The roundtable concluded by summarizing the actions that governments and stakeholders can take toward strengthening public financial reporting and accountability.

This invitation-only event covered regional economic, social, and business imperatives; public financial reporting reforms (regional and international perspectives); engaging stakeholders; challenges of the accountancy profession in the Caribbean and capacity-building strategies; and technical training on latest developments in International Public Sector Accounting Standards.

The event opened on Tuesday 12th April by the The Hon. Michael Halkitis, MP, Minister of State for Finance, Government of The Bahamas.

For more information, please contact Jasmine Davis, ICAC President, president@icacorg.com, Misha Lobban Clarke, ICAC CEO, ceo@icacorg.com or Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, Accountability. Now. Vincent.Tophoff@ifac.org.


 
 

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