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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CIGAR NETWORK EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

The CIGAR network opens a call for applications for new Executive Board members. The candidates should be scholars doing research in public sector accounting and financial management, and active participants in CIGAR Network activities. The responsibilities and the role of the CIGAR network Executive Board are presented in detail in the governance document, Section 5 (https://cigar-network.net/images/CIGAR_governance-paper_16jan2021.pdf). Geographical and gender balance will be taken into consideration in the assessment of applications. The existing synthesis of the CIGAR Executive Board is available at https://cigar-network.net/about/board-members The term of the new Board members will start on July 1, 2021.

Please submit your CV and a short summary up to 500 words on how you would contribute to the CIGAR Network development by the 30th of April 2021 to the Chair of the CIGAR Network, Susana Jorge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for chapter proposals for the Book “Public sector accounting, financial accountability and viability in times of a pandemic crisis”

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the Call for chapter proposals for the Book “Public sector accounting, financial accountability and viability in times of a pandemic crisis”, edited by Giovanna Dabbicco, Marco Bisogno, Josette Caruana and Johan Christiaens.

The book is part of the Book Series: Public Sector Financial Management published by Palgrave.

The deadline for the submission of chapter proposals is the 30th of January 2021. The book is planned to be published at the end of 2021.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by email to: Giovanna Dabbicco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For more detailed information, please Read more here.

Call for chapter proposals for the Book “Measurement of Assets and Liabilities in Public Sector Financial Reporting: theoretical basis and empirical evidence”

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the Call for chapter proposals for the Book “Measurement of Assets and Liabilities in Public Sector Financial Reporting: theoretical basis and empirical evidence”, edited by Josette Caruana, Marco Bisogno, Mariafrancesca Sicilia.

The book is part of the Book Series Public Service Accounting and Accountability published by Emerald Publishing.

The deadline for the submission of chapter proposal is the 1st May 2021. The book is planned to be published at 2022.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by email to: Josette Caruana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For more detailed information, please Read more here.

Proposal on setting guidelines to register COVID-19 effects on Government Financial Reporting

The Task Force (the CIGAR network, the EGPA PSG XII, and the Accounting and Accountability SIG of the IRSPM) has come up with a note proposing Eurostat and IPSASB to set guidelines to register COVID-19 effects on Government Financial Reporting. As this is an unprecedented crisis that hits simultaneously all Member States in Europe, we suggest that it would be beneficial to adopt homogeneous criteria to keep track of the costs of all the measures taken and policy actions to tackle it. This information would be used later on as a basis for setting fiscal targets towards achieving normality with a pace that better fits the characteristics of the different countries. For the treatment, presentation and disclosure of this information recommended guidelines from ESA 2010, and specifically for the Excessive deficit procedure as defined by the Manual on Government Deficit and Debt, seem to be needed. In addition, recommended guidelines from IPSASB especially in relation to IPSAS 1 seem necessary and timely at this point.

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