ICGFM Promotes Knowledge Transfer Among Public Financial Management Experts

Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trends in Accountability from an Auditor's Perspective

February 4, 2009 (Washington DC)
Trends in Accountability from an Auditor's Perspective

The role of the public auditor has advanced beyond verifying numbers and financial reports. Today, auditors in the public sector have evolved into serving as an independent source of accountability for not only financial performance but for commitments to outcomes, policies, efficiency, and effectiveness. In addition to serving the public interest, public sector auditors can be a valuable resource for management by providing important feedback on overall performance.

Our panel, representing internal audit functions of international organizations, will discuss trends in the role of the public audit function, the tools being employed in performing this new role, and what we can expect in the future for public accountability. The panel will consist of:

  • David Nummy, moderator, (Executive Director, Grant Thornton)
  • Alan Siegfried (Executive Director, IDB)
  • Linda Fealing (Inspector General, OAS)
  • Barry Potter (Director of the Office of Internal Audit, IMF)

The International Consortium sponsors a learning forum and luncheon the first Wednesday of each month from January through June, and from September through December, at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sessions begin at 11:45 and details can be found on the Upcoming Events page on the ICGFM web site. Summaries of the presentations and question-and-answer periods which follow are published on the ICGFM blog

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