Int'l conference on public-sector financial management on Saturday

Published On: May 10, 2018 01:29 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 10: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN), in association with Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), is organizing 'International Conference on Public-Sector Financial Management' in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Organizing a press meet on Wednesday, ICAN officials said that the international conference on public sector financial management aims to discuss about the accountability and transparency of the public sector organizations and companies.

The conference, which is being organized with a theme 'Public Sector Financial Management: Enhanced Accountability and Transparency', will bring together 60 international delegates along with over 200 national accounting professionals to discuss the ways to strengthen transparency, accountability and audit function in public sector.

ICAN President Prakash Jung Thapa said that the international conference is being held in Nepal at a time when the issue of the public sector financial management (PSFM) has come to a spotlight as the country transitions to the new federal system.

“The technical sessions going to be held in the conference has been designed in such a way that it can benefit Nepal from the knowledge, expertise and skills of national and international experts for strengthening the preparedness of stakeholders toward standardizations and improvisations of public sector finance management,” he said.

The technical sessions of the conference will see paper presentation and discussions on issues like integrated financial management system, public financial management governance and practices and country experiences, PSFM challenges and way forward in federal structure, and strengthening audit function in public sector.

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