A NEW APROACH OF CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL REPORTING BY PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITIES

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Nistor Cristina (2011)
  • Publisher: University of Oradea
  • Journal: Annals of the University of Oradea: Economic Science, volume 1, issue 2 December, pages 603-609 (issn: 1222-569X, eissn: 1582-5450)
  • Subject: HF5001-6182 | Business | HG1-9999 | financial reporting, consultation paper, public sector, public sectors references, Romania | Finance
    • jel: jel:M41 | jel:M40

The importance of accounting in the modern economy is obvious. That is more elevated bodies of the European Union and elsewhere dealing with the organization and functioning of accounting as a fundamental component of business (Nistor C., 2009). The mission of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is to serve the public interest, strengthen the worldwide accountancy profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies by initiating and encouraging the professional standards of high quality, the convergence process these international standards and to discuss issues of public interest which is extremely relevant international experience of (IFAC, 2011). Currently, the concepts related to financial reports in public sector are developed by IPSAS references. Many of today's IPSAS are based on international accounting standards (IAS / IFRS), to the extent that they are relevant to the requirements of the public sector. Therefore today's IPSAS are based on concepts and definitions of the IASB's conceptual framework, with changes where necessary for public sector specific approach. Thus this study present this brief draft statement under discussion by the leadership of IFAC in collaboration with other organizations and groups that develop financial reporting requirements of the public sector. Then, we highlight the importance and the degree of acceptance of the project which results from comments received. On the basis of combining qualitative with quantitative research seeks to demonstrate the necessity and usefulness of a common conceptual framework of the International Accounting Standards (in this case the Public Sector), starting from their emergence from presenting their bodies involved in the foundation, the content standards, experience of different countries. The results have direct implications on Romanian public accounting system, given that the reference of the international implementation and reporting is an actual goal. The study is primarily addressed to graduate, doctoral students, professors and researchers working in public sector accounting. The study aims at presenting the acceptance of the theme subject for discussion by the IPSASB. It is addressed also to all those interested to know the current evolţia development of International Public Sector Accounting.
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    3.*** Consultation Paper - Conceptual Framework for General Purpose Financial Reporting by Public Sector Entities, September 2008, available online at http://www.ifac.org/Guidance/EXDDetails.php?EDID=0147, accessed at February 15, 2011.

    4.*** www.ipsas.com, accessed at March 31, 2011.

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