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Interim management and the NHS

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Terence Boyle considers the NHS from an interim management perspective.

Prospects for IMs in public sector

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All government accounting moved to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the year to March 2011. Local authorities were the last to make the journey and they seemed to have coped reasonably with the transition.

IM jobs in local authorities

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Terence Boyle explores some of the threats to local government that might be niche opportunities for interim managers (IMs) in the next couple of years.

Interim managers in local authorities

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The interim manager (IM) market in local authorities has been quiet in the last year - Terence Boyle investigates why.

Ways of seeing in the public sector

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An overview of two networking events, CIPFA sixth form management games and CIMA Members in Practice annual conference 2010, looking at ways of seeing in the public sector

The UK public sector is at a crossroads

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The ICAEW's Financial Reporting Faculty (FRF) is now working closely with partner organisations to increase its profile in public sector financial reporting, to both influence the policy debate and to provide professionals working in the public sector with useful, relevant and practical information.

Drive for change could benefit interims

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Issues affecting local government recruitment are similar to those affecting the wider public services landscape: achieving sizeable cost savings while maintaining and improving service delivery.

IFRS in central government

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Ian Wilmot, senior manager in Deloitte's Government Accounting Advisory Team, discusses some of the issues arising from the Chancellor's announcement that, from the year ended 31 March 2009, the accounts of approximately 2,000 public sector bodies would be produced in accordance with IFRS.

IFRS in the public sector

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The public sector is facing up to the new IFRS reporting complexities and recognising that the new standards offer tangible business benefits. An effective fixed asset register is important to reduce the reliance on people. It will also provide detailed insight into assets to enhance decision making and streamline audits.

Successful IFRS implementation

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Strong project management, stakeholder buy-in and commitment from the top were key messages at the joint ICAEW and CIPFA Public Sector IFRS Forum held in February at Chartered Accountants' Hall.