Sovereign debt crisis: How can accounting be (part of) the solution?

15 June 2016, 12:30-17:00 Room Lode Baron Campo Rue Zinnerstraat / Zinner 1, 1000 Brussels View on Google Maps

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The 5th edition of this roundtable series is a unique opportunity to get to know more about public sector accounting and how it could help governments to better manage their resources.

See our recent briefing paper that highlights the key benefits of adopting accrual accounting and its contribution to governments’ financial decision-making.

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FEE has organized a series of roundtables in 2014 and 2015. The roundtables touched upon topics around harmonising European public sector accounting, the potential conceptual framework and the governance model. They brought together European and national policy makers, representatives from the public sector, accountants and auditors from across Europe and beyond.


Previous editions of Public Sector Roundtable events

 2 July 2015 – Paving the way to accruals accounting
 17 July 2014 – Shaping European public sector accounting: A conceptual framework – an imperative?
 1 April 2014 – Harmonising European Public Sector Accounting
 22 January 2014 – Going for Governance: EU standard-setting for public sector accounting



  • Registration and lunch

  • Opening and welcome

    Petr Kriz, Federation of European Accountants, President

  • Why accruals?

    Moderator: Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger, Chair of the FEE Public Sector Working Party; EY, Partner (Head of International Public Sector Accounting) Prof. Mariano D’Amore, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Professor Dr. Inge Gräßle, MEP, European Parliament, Chair of Committee on Budgetary Control Michael Jäger, Taxpayers Association of Europe, Secretary General Paul B. Kazarian, Japonica Partners, CEO

  • Coffee break

  • What do Member States want?

    Moderator: Alan Edwards, CIPFA, International Director Kirsten Bitsch, City of Hannover, Head of Accounting and Treasury Department Martin Dees, Netherlands Court of Audit, Audit Methodology Expert Lucia Kašiarova, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, Project Manager and Senior Expert Advisor Stéphanie Ledoux, French Ministry of Finance, Directorate General of Public Finance, Deputy Head of Accounting Standards and Internal Control

  • How does the EU help?

    Alexandre Makaronidis, EUROSTAT, Head of Unit for the EPSAS Task Force

  • Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Federation of European Accountants, CEO

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