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A conversation with Ian Carruthers, Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)

Author: ICAEW Insights

Published: 28 Nov 2022

In this podcast, Ian provides his take on recent public sector financial management developments including sustainability reporting and future pressure on the standard setter in light of increased adoption of accruals accounting.

In September 2022, the IPSASB welcomed standard setters from around the world to its 4th Public Sector Standards Setters Forum in Portugal. Attendees, and there were over 100 from 36 different countries, collaborated to scope out new projects, shape the IPSASB's next 5-year strategy, and engage in lively discussions around the advancement of sustainability reporting in the public sector and beyond.

Henning Diederichs, manager in ICAEW’s public sector team, was at the event and identified sustainability reporting and increased adoption of IPSAS together with the resulting implementation support as key topic areas. Hear Ian’s views on these developments and the potential impact on IPSASB.

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