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IFAC Publishes Updated Guide for Trainers to Support IPSAS Implementation

Mar 26, 2024 | New York, New York | English

Implementing accrual accounting is a significant priority for many public sector and government entities across jurisdictions as it enhances decision-making and improves transparency and accountability. Adopting and implementing accrual accounting standards successfully can be an intricate process involving many stakeholders.  

To assist governments and government entities interested to report in accordance with the accrual-based International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), IFAC has released a package of training materials collectively titled Implementing IPSAS: A Guide for Trainers for use by trainers to teach others about the standards and how to apply them.  

Implementing IPSAS: A Guide for Trainers is the 2024 edition to Train the Trainer: Introduction to IPSAS released in November 2020. The 2024 edition includes updates to incorporate standards and pronouncements recently issued, including IPSAS 46, Measurement, IPSAS 47, Revenue, IPSAS 48, Transfer Expenses, and IPSAS 43, Leases

Implementing IPSAS: A Guide for Trainers contains ten modules separated into topics that can be delivered as individual sessions. Each module includes a manual for the trainer and an accompanying set of slides which can be customized to suit their specific needs. Some modules also contain supplementary video content. 

“Transitioning to accrual and implementing IPSAS is an in-depth, team effort for a jurisdiction or public sector entity,” said Laura Leka, IFAC Principal. “These materials, created with input from the IPSASB, are comprehensive, technically sound, and can help in the provision of training that delivers the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful reform program.”  

Access the guide.  

IFAC remains committed to advocating for strong public financial management and to supporting IPSAS adoption and implementation. For additional support transitioning from cash to accrual, explore the IFAC tool Pathways to Accrual. To access IPSAS on a digital platform, see e-International Standards.  

About IFAC  
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 180 members and associates in 135 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.