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Financial management and accounting in the public sector

Author: Gary Bandy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge masters in public management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and financial language. In Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, Gary Bandy employs a clear and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Bandy
ISBN: 9781138787872 1138787876 9781138787896 1138787892
OCLC Number: 880831216
Description: xxiii, 382 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures, tables and boxes --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations and acronyms --
1. The context of managing public money --
2. Budgets and budgeting --
3. Taxation and other sources of income --
4. Controlling income and expenditure --
5. Financial aspects of decision making --
6. Partnerships and contracts --
7. Accountability and financial reporting --
8. Audit --
9. Measuring performance and value for money --
10. Conclusion: Ten principles for managing public money --
Glossary of terms --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge masters in public management series.
Responsibility: Gary Bandy.

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"The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and financial language. In Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, Gary Bandy employs a clear and concise narrative to introduce the core concepts of accounting and financial management in the public sector and how to deliver services that represent value for money. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, offering:an increased focus on post-crisis austerity more international examples of public financial management greater coverage of governance, accountability and risk management With a glossary of terms to help managers understand and be understood by accountants, as well as learning objectives, case studies and discussion questions, this practical textbook will help students of public management and administration to understand the financial and accounting aspects of managing public services"--

"The impact of the global financial crisis on government funds has been significant, with squeezed budgets having to satisfy ever-increasing demands for public services. Managers working in the public sector are confronted daily with targets and demands that are often set in confusing accounting and financial language. In Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, Gary Bandy employs a clear and concise narrative to introduce the core concepts of accounting and financial management in the public sector and how to deliver services that represent value for money. This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, offering: - an increased focus on post-crisis austerity - more international examples of public financial management - greater coverage of governance, accountability and risk management With a glossary of terms to help managers understand and be understood by accountants, as well as learning objectives, case studies and discussion questions, this practical textbook will help students of public management and administration to understand the financial and accounting aspects of managing public services"--

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