Citations with the tag: GOVERNMENT accountability
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- Register Now for the Intensive Review Course and CGFM Examinations.
// Government Financial Management TOPICS; 11/5/2012, p5
The article offers information on the registration of a two-day Intensive Review Course and the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Examinations sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) on February 25-28, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia.
- AGA Case Challenge Registration Deadline Extended: Nov. 9.
// Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/29/2012, p8
The article reports on the registration deadline for the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) Government Finance Case Challenge for undergraduates in the U.S., which was extended until November 9, 2012.
- Potted palms?
Mason, Eli // CPA Journal; Sep93, Vol. 63 Issue 9, p10
Discusses the situation of the public accounting profession. Effects of savings and loan scandals and the Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield debacle; Evaluation of the role of auditors; Roosevelt administration debate on whether public companies should be audited by independent accountants or the...
- Compliance auditing considerations: New `generic guidance'.
Pearson, Michael A. // Ohio CPA Journal; Oct95, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p32
Reports on the Association of International Certified Public Accountants' (CPA) compliance auditing standard providing guidance for CPAs engaged in government accounting. Details on the Auditing Standards Board's SAS No. 74; Similarities between f ederal financial assistance recipient audits;...
- Accountants exploring cost containment.
Pearson, Michael A. // American City & County; Nov93, Vol. 108 Issue 12, p20
Reports on the efforts of government accountants to manage expenses in a flat or declining budgetary environment. Results of a survey conducted during the 1993 meeting of the Association of Government Accountants; Challenges in cost containment; Controlling personnel costs; Budgets of federal...
- `Holding out' in the practice of public accountancy.
Sager, William H. // National Public Accountant; May95, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p10
Focuses on the concept of `holding out' in the practice of public accountancy in the United States. Renewal of IDS Financial Services Inc.'s litigation against the Florida Board of Accountancy; Statutory definitions; Need to limit the `holding out' actions of unlicensed accountants. INSET:...
- Where to from here?
Snively, Suzanne // Chartered Accountants Journal; Dec1999, Vol. 78 Issue 11, p16
Focuses on the New Zealand Office of the Controller and Auditor-General's 1999 report `The Accountability of Executive Government to Parliament.' Goals of the report focusing on government accounting; Accounting of public spending.
- Where Do You Stand with GASB 34?
Wood, Venita M. // Pennsylvania CPA Journal; Fall2001, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p20
Reports the advantages of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 34 in the United States. Division of GASB 34 into three effectivity phases; Issuance of Statement 35 concerning financial statements in colleges and universities; Presentation of GASB implementation and user's guide.
- How much of your money does the government waste?
Goodrich, Lawrence J. // Christian Science Monitor; 3/7/97, Vol. 89 Issue 70, p3
Reports on laws passed by the United States Congress, which aim to curb the bad management and poor accounting standards at federal offices. General Accounting Office's investigations into government's mismanagement; Examples of how much government's mismanagement is costing taxpayers; Large...
- Michigan permits one-third non-CPA ownership.
Goodrich, Lawrence J. // Practical Accountant; Aug97, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p8
Reports that one of the changes made to Public Act Number 10 in Michigan in May 1997, was to allow for limited non-Certified Public Accountant (CPA) ownership of public accounting firms under certain conditions. Details on the conditions; Reference to the change involving the expansion of the...
- Ready cash.
Walker, David // Public Finance; 04/18/97, p6
Discusses the difficulties of accounting of government assets in Great Britain. Determination of the amount of moveable assets and fixed property; Comparison of the bookkeeping practices between the Home and Foreign Offices; Status of the Government Art Collection; Labour Party's opposition to...
- Defining accounts.
Brown, Michael // Public Finance; 07/04/97, p33
Presents definitions of public sector accounting terms. Includes definition for monitoring; Objective analysis; Officer; Output; Outsourcing; Performance; Precept.
- Public Sector Finances.
M.J. // Global Finance; Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p33
Predicts that government accounting practices will be scrutinized in Europe. Problems with public finances in France, Germany and other European countries.
- Government accountability, bottom to top.
Root, Ken // High Plains Journal; 5/9/2011, Vol. 129 Issue 19, p7B
The article focuses on the government accountability in the U.S.
- Kashmir: From the Symbolic to the Substantive.
Mattoo, Amitabh // India -- West; 10/1/2010, Vol. 35 Issue 45, pA8
In this article the author discusses the all-party delegation visit to Jammu & Kashmir, India which aimed to help transform New Delhi, India from symbolic to substantive government through the opportunities that they provide.
- We Have A Dream Recruitment Campaign Hits the Ground Running.
Mattoo, Amitabh // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/1/2007, Vol. 47 Issue 18, p4
The article announces the 2007-2008 Member-Get-A-Member Recruitment Campaign of the Association of Government Accountants in the U.S.
- Time is Running Out to Earn Free Membership.
Mattoo, Amitabh // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 12/21/2009, Vol. 49 Issue 24, p5
The article presents information on the "Share the Magic" Member-Get-a-Member campaign, of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
- Membership Spotlight: Victoria Santiago.
Mattoo, Amitabh // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/26/2009, Vol. 49 Issue 20, p2
The article profiles the president of the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) Los Angeles Civic Center Chapter, Victoria A. Santiago. Santiago says that joining the association in the year 1997 not only helped her to enrich her career and increase her contacts, but also developed her...
- AGA Needs SEA Report Reviewers.
Mattoo, Amitabh // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/26/2009, Vol. 49 Issue 20, p8
The article reports on the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), which needs reviewers for its Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Report Review Program. Performance Improvement Lead in King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks in...
- The Importance of Timely Government Financial Reporting.
Attmore, Robert H. // Journal of Government Financial Management; Summer2011, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p8
The article discusses the author's view on the importance of timely government financial reporting. He understands that setting priorities and allocating limited resources in preparing annual financial reports is appropriately the responsibility of government policy-makers. Meanwhile, the author...
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 9/17/2012, p1
The article offers news briefs related to the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) events in the U.S. including the Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training, the Audio Conferences, and the Career Fair.
- Register Now for the Intensive Review Course and CGFM Examinations.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/29/2012, p3
The article offers information on the two-day Intensive Review Course to be offered by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) from February 25 to 26, 2013, which provides an opportunity to take the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) examinations from February 27 to 28.
- Nomination Deadline Extended for AGA National Award.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/31/2011, Vol. 51 Issue 20, p2
The article informs that the deadline for submissions for Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) national awards has been extended to November 18, 2011.
- 1. Accomplishments and Other Contributions.
Attmore, Robert H. // GAO Reports; 11/13/2009, p122
A variety of accomplishments and other contributions that relate to articles that appeared in the 2009 issue of U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) "Performance and Accountability Report" are presented.
- Website, Newsletter Contests Begin Soon.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 4/12/2010, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p11
The article presents information related to the annual newsletter editor and website contests of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), which will recognize the outstanding efforts of AGA's chapter communicators.
- AGA Awards Federal Agencies for Excellence in Fiscal Accountability Reporting.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 5/29/2012, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p3
The article announces the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) Awards, which were given to 19 federal departments and agencies in Washington on May 23, 2012.
- AGA Research Panel Session: Government-wide Financial Reporting.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 7/9/2012, p2
The article offers information on the U.S. Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) research panel session on the report "Government-Wide Financial Reporting," to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2012.
- FREE Webinar: How to Use AGA's Government Financial Management Tools.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 7/9/2012, p5
The article offers information on a Webinar on the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) government accounting and financial management tools, to be held on July 25, 2012.
- TRAINING EVENTS.
Attmore, Robert H. // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 9/17/2012, p2
A calendar of special training events for government accountants in the U.S. from September to October 2012 is presented which include the Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Training, the Young Professionals Roundtable, and the Undergraduate Government Finance Case Challenge.
- Federal Accounting Corner: Silence is Not Assent.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 9/17/2012, p9
An abstract of the article "Federal Accounting Corner: Silence is Not Assent" by Simcha Kuritzky is presented.
- Call for Nominations: Join AGA's National and Regional Leadership Team!
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/29/2012, p6
The article presents a call for nominations for the national and regional leadership team of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) in the U.S., which is due on November 9, 2012.
- 38 Chapters (and Counting!) Construct Citizen-Centric Reports.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 10/9/2012, p8
The article announces that Citizen-Centric Reports (CCRs) have been made by 38 chapters of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) by the September 30, 2012 deadline in an effort to advance government accountability.
- Webinar: CGFM Preparation Q&A - for AGA Members Only.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 3/25/2013, p5
The article offers information on a Webinar on Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) preparation for Association of Government Accountants (AGA) members, to be held on April 23, 2013.
- Celebrate CGFM Month.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 3/25/2013, p10
The article reports that the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) has declared the month of March every year as Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Month, during which CGFMs can celebrate by displaying their CGFM logo.
- Graduate Students: Compete in the Government Finance Case Challenge.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Government Financial Management TOPICS; 3/25/2013, p11
The article presents information on the Government Finance Case Challenge scholarship contest held by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), in which student teams will collaboratively analyze data for a given U.S. city government, and develop a report focusing on citizens.
- AGA seminar on fraud.
Kuritzky, Simcha // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009); 06/02/97, Vol. 44 Issue 22, p41
Focuses on the seminar sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants, Long Island, New York State Chapter on Fraud in Government Accounting on June 11, 1997.
- CHANGING ROLES OF ACCOUNTANTS.
Antipova, Tatiana // Global Conference on Business & Finance Proceedings; 2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p430
Under the influence of globalization, an accounting professional must review its significance. One method to determine the role of accountants is to carry out their questionnaires. Based on a survey of public sector accountants and data from current accounting documents, tensions indicate that...
- Emerging trends and implications for accountability.
Erenstrom, Karen // Chartered Accountants Journal; May99, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p58
Focuses on trends in public accounting in New Zealand. Minimal benefits of single models based on economic objectives; Increase in the pressure for the localization of solutions; Percentage of public employees affected by restructuring.
- Cleveland Mayor White: No More Violations of Water Bond Covenants.
Wisniewski, Mary // Bond Buyer; 09/21/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30980, p6
Reports that Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Michael R. White has pledged that his administration will not repeat an accounting mistake made in 1999, in which the city used Division of Water funds for general fund cash flow needs. Mayor's order for an investigation into the lines of authority that...
- Puerto Rico Conference Panel Begins Hashing Out 2011 Budget.
KASKE, MICHELLE // Bond Buyer; 6/29/2010, Vol. 372 Issue 33341, p20
The article reports on the disclosure by Puerto Rican lawmakers of the 9.13 billion dollar budget for fiscal year 2011, along with their plan to increase the commonwealth's share of revenue from slot-machines at casinos.
- Board changes rules for government accounting.
Dickinson, Casey J. // Business Journal (Central New York); 07/30/99, Vol. 13 Issue 30, p4
Reports on the non-profit Governmental Accounting Standards Board's (GASB) release in June 1999 of Statement 34, which changes the rules used in preparing governmental financial reports. Aim to move municipal accounting more toward private-sector accounting; Background information about the...
- Do as I say.
Delport, Rikus // Finance Week; 3/1/2002, p4
Focuses on the speech of Finance Minister Trevor Manuel concerning public accounts in Great Britain. Concerns over the monitoring of state finances; Agreements with armaments suppliers; Ways to prevent business failures.
- Newfoundland may open up full-practice rights.
Delport, Rikus // CA Magazine; Sep94, Vol. 127 Issue 7, p18
Examines the criteria and legislation surrounding the practice of public accounting in Newfoundland. Introduction of a legislation to admit the practice of public accounting; Requirement to carry out practice inspection for members; Liability insurance for people engaged in the practice of...
- Reform based on standards.
Loughrey, Carol E.A. // CA Magazine; Nov94, Vol. 127 Issue 9, p3
Editorial. Comments on the contents of the report `Regulation of Public Accounting in Ontario: A Proposal for Change.' Potential for resolving the long conflict over public accounting rights; Certification system; Other standards-based recommendations of the report; Roger N. Wolff, chairman of...
- Top court rules on PEI practice rights.
Loughrey, Carol E.A. // CA Magazine; Aug95, Vol. 128 Issue 6, p13
Presents the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on legislation governing public accounting in Prince Edward Island which restricts that field of practice to chartered accountants (CAs). Nonviolation of Sections 2(b), 6 or 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Case called `Walker and...
- Gentle persuasion.
Vastel, Michael // CA Magazine; Oct95, Vol. 128 Issue 8, p24
Features Canadian Auditor General Denis Desautels and his efforts in convincing federal officials to correct their accounting practices. Government's response to the auditor general's recommendations concerning the management of federal programs; Effect of the management of the country's debt...
- NOTICE OF EXPOSURE DRAFT.
Vastel, Michael // CA Magazine; Dec2002, Vol. 135 Issue 10, p44
Features the Exposure Draft issued by the Canadian Public Sector Accounting Board in December 2002, which proposes revised standards to be included in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Public Sector Accounting Handbook. Highlights of the draft.
- BC shows leadership in financial reporting transparency.
Vastel, Michael // CA Magazine; Apr2003, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p48
Reports that the government of British Columbia has formally adopted the generally accepted accounting principles that were established by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants as of April 1, 2003. Significance of the commitment of the British Columbian government to transparency and...
- MAPP survey provides firms with benchmark compensation data.
Vastel, Michael // CA Magazine; Jun/Jul2010, Vol. 143 Issue 5, p16
The article offers information on the Managing a Public Practice (MAPP) survey conducted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the provincial institutes in Canada.
- Didrickson seeks Edgar's nod on `no check' accounting goal.
Strahler, Steven R. // Crain's Chicago Business; 11/27/95, Vol. 18 Issue 48, p27
Reports on Illinois Comptroller Loleta Didrickson's plan to upgrade state accounting systems. Governor Jim Edgar's endorsement of the plan; Aim of the Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS); Estimated amount that SAMS would save during its first operational year.